I did a cartoon sketch a few months back that basically said, “Clients screw things up.” This may sound very cynical (and I gotta admit that it is) but it’s often times true nonetheless.
As a freelance designer you must understand how to relate to clients and understand their needs so that you can, in turn, educate them about the design process and why – in most cases – the designer’s methods are more sound than the clients.
To continue this week’s impromptu theme in graphic design freelancing the excerpt below outlines several crazy client requests and how to handle each of them in a professional manner. Hit the link at the bottom of the post to read Preston D. Lee’s entire article.
Dealing with clients can be a frustrating at times. There will always be difficult situations to deal with. The key to avoiding frustration and anger is to simply remember that they don’t understand a lot about your side of the relationship. They don’t know how long it takes to design a logo. They don’t know how difficult it is to code a website. Be patient and explain things carefully to your clients and they will come around.
Read the entire article at Graphic Design Blender.