Posts Tagged ‘ Design Services ’

The High Cost of Bargain Design

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Case Studies

I recent­ly had a con­ver­sa­tion with a future client who fell vic­tim to this all-to-com­mon issue. She went with a guy who talked the talk, but when chal­lenged played the non-dis­clo­sure card. He kept telling her that he couldn’t show her exam­ples of artis­tic work and SEO results because of com­pe­ti­tion issues. This is absolute hooey, but sounds good when you’re on the receiv­ing end. She has recent­ly decid­ed that the bar­gain route was too expen­sive.



The Growing Plague of Spec Work

Sep 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Recommendations

Most good design­ers don’t want to get a client spec­i­fi­ca­tion fol­lowed by a pay­check. They want to get to know you, your busi­ness, your clients or cus­tomers and find out what will appeal to every­one involved. Spec­u­la­tive work cuts out that per­son­al por­tion of the process. There is no way to nail a design of any kind on the first try, and believ­ing it should go that way is only going to hurt the client. Most design­ers will have an open loop, gath­er­ing feed­back from mul­ti­ple sources as they go through the process.