Webwork - 5:28 pm on Jan 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
Outsourcing graphic design is great until you are informed that your $40 graphic designer copied someone else's work and YOU, as the entity using or displaying that work, are now legally accountable for YOUR lack of due diligence.
Be wary of what you get on the cheap from whereever you get it. I've received graphic design work that, just by chance, "rang a bell in my head". Cheap or production designers, one lacking in basic training or basic skills OR lacking the time (production houses) or creativity to craft original work can also get you in trouble when the designer avails himself to the works of other for ~inspiration.
And, when's the last time you checked for the originality and/or rights ownership of ALL the images found on so many image (paid or otherwise "public domain") sites?
Create your own images or hire a graphic designer that has been schooled not only in graphic design tools but also in copyright and trademark law and ethics.