Any brand materials you can provide at the start of the website project will help to get you online sooner. If all you have is a strong idea for now then that’s fine too, your website will just take a little longer to launch.
If you have brand guidelines or even just some logo files that a designer once sent you then I will need those. Logo files are best in vector formats (svg, ai, pdf, eps), but if you don’t have any of those then the highest resolution version will have to do. Any branded marketing materials you have would also help me to keep the design in line with your brand.
Sitemap & Content
It’s handy to have a sitemap and rough set of documents written for the pages you need on the website before I start designing. This enables me to design the site around your content and pull out key messages, rather than making assumptions and using nonsense placeholder text. The more comprehensive this is, the better suited the design will be to your final wording.
High quality photos really help to sell your business to potential customers. Any high resolution photos you can provide that are unique to your business will really make the website stand out. If you don’t have these though, don’t worry. There are plenty of stock photography websites out there where you can purchase images.