I have done web / mobile dev and produce management for ~ 15 years so I'm familiar with design process etc...
I usually work with this one designer but he's full time now and out of the area. I saw somebody on dribbble.com and told him I wanted a reworking of our unlaunched home page and I told him to spend about 1.5 hours on it. My only requirement was that the content containers should be very close to the same size and I gave him specific highlight colors. What he turned in really doesn't look good (and doesn't incorporate the highlight colors); what should I do?
What he turned is totally worthless (not saying that in a bad sense but there's nothing that loosks good) and, honestly, looks like a blog from 2005. I know an hour and a half isn't a lot but I've had designers actually do great stuff that quick? I've had like 3 designers turn in comps that are unusable and my expectations are just too high or my goal for an initial impression is off. What should I do?
The most valuable resource here is my time and I really want a great looking comp not a lot of back and forthing.