Design integrity: getting what you want from clients

JimD's picture

You’ve just been given a project and the client has made a list of demands that will surely result in a total design failure. Your integrity as a good designer is on the line… …WHAT DO YOU DO?

Manage the client’s expectations BEFORE the project brief is even written. That's just one of the suggestions in this excellent article.

natobasso's picture

All you can do is clearly

All you can do is clearly level-set expectations. Not every job is a "portfolio stuffer" but if you really see something is doomed from the get-go, most clients appreciate the input. If not, it's best to not work with them in the first place; not a good fit.

"Powerpoint is not a design application"

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