When design-illiterate executives get involved in the design process, it’s never a good thing. Designers often face this unavoidable scenario; various individuals wanting to contribute their two cents’ worth in the design process.
You can get away with tell the accounts and servicing people to piss off; but how do you get the message across to the CEO? You want to keep your job, but their lack of design aesthetics, coupled with an over-enthusiastic urge to show their creative skills, is the stuff that nightmares are made of.
As the old saying goes, “opinions are like assholes, and everyone’s got one.”
To see what I mean, amusingly depicted by Vooza, this video titled CEO Helps Design Team gives you an idea of what happens when people mess with creativity. Take a look:
CEO helps design team
If you’re not a designer and you’ve just watched this video, perhaps you’ll understand now why we don’t need to be told how to do our jobs. You stick to your job and we’ll stick to ours. Unless, of course, you’d like an opinion on what you’re doing wrong filing those papers?
If you’re on the web side of things, check out the seven circles of developer hell.