Relationships can be tough! But your working relationships can be the difference between a successful project and a failure. So let's get started with four ways that you can improve the relationship with your designer right now.
- Know what they do
This GIF describes us on the inside when you call us an IT guy, web master or even techno media man. Those jobs aren't bad in the slightest, it's just not what we do. It's like saying, "You do web design right? Cool, so you can fix my TV?"
One of the best ways you can improve your working relationship with your designer is to treat them as a professional, so call them by name! It puts a smile on our face when you call us what we really are and we will think of you as a client who cares.
- Understand the value of their services
I have been met with many clients that have 100, 300 and even 0 dollar budgets. Now, there is nothing wrong with these amounts, except that the amounts don't match up with what they are asking for. When I talk with clients like these, I try to explain that we are professionals and that our work comes at higher costs because I produce quality work.
I am often met with a polite turn down and I thank them for their time and ask them to look elsewhere. A client who values a designer's job and gives them creative freedom is often the client a designer will think of first when prioritizing which clients they want to work with.
- Take recommendations to heart
As designers, we LOVE to help clients solve problems! That is why we do what we do. But when we say "I don't recommend switching the order of those two sections." It's because we are experts in our field and we have been doing this for a long time.
In fact, that is why you hired us! Because we are professionals and we can take your business to the next level.
Have a blessed day!