Clients who communicate clearly and politely—and are willing to collaborate—get the best work from their designers. Unfortunately, not all clients are created equally. That’s why graphic designer Janie Kliever has shared a list of things you do not say to a designer.
The list includes questions like “Can you just do your creative magic?” and the dreaded “Can I call you anytime?”, as well as other questions that will typically get on the nerves of designers.
As with any collaborative environment, a little mutual respect goes a long way in creating a productive partnership. This list brings to light how clients aren’t asking the right questions and that they are stalling the project instead of helping.
Do not say to a designer:
Head over here to view the complete list of things you shouldn’t say to a Designer. Or you can check out another list of things you shouldn’t say to a graphic designer by Italian graphic designer Luca Masini.
Designers, have you heard any of these before? Share some of the things that you hate to hear.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.