Does anyone have some advice for hiring someone to create assets for your game? I've got some money saved up, and I really want to pay someone to make some character models/animations for my game. But this is considerably outside my experience, let alone comfort zone. Theoretically I could hire a company that specializes in outsourcing content creation, but I have no idea how to find such a company, especially one that I know is reputable and not just some scam company showing stolen assets. (I've actually had some people approach me to offer services, and I feel REEEEALY sketchy about anyone who does that.) I have no idea what a fair price is, and don't have any frame of reference to tell if I'd be overpaying or looking at prices too low to expect worthwhile work. What's more, I'm only looking to have a small number of models made for me, and I imagine most of these companies aren't interested in small orders, like a single character or something like that. I don't know how I could find the right kind of company to work with. I've looked at sites like Fiverr, and there is some talent there, but... most of it isn't quite what I'm looking for. It's nice to work under the umbrella of a large company in case something turns south, but the bulk of the quality isn't a truly professional level. They're students and hobbyists, and most of them give me a feeling that I'd get a really sad result if I ask them for something outside of their style. I feel particularly apprehensive because this isn't coming from company funds, this is just my personal savings. I'm willing to spend the money but I could be really hosed if it doesn't come out right. I know enough about business to know sometimes things go wrong, and you need to be prepared to have some money go to waste and have to pay someone else to repeat a job that didn't go right the first time. But I don't think I have that much money. Altogether, this is all just outside my experience. I don't know what anyone here can really say to help, but I thought I'd try. What should I be looking for (and looking out for) as I try to take that step? Are there any other resources I've missed? How do I go about this?