Join Bonnie Siegler for an in-depth discussion in this video If it's just not working, part of Working with Creatives.
- Sometimes it just doesn't work out.…Maybe it started out great.…But like dating,…everything was great on the first date.…But after you spend some time watching TV together…on the couch,…you realize you don't really like each other.…Or maybe best efforts were made,…but you're not seeing eye to eye on the work.…If you started dreading getting on the phone,…or think the work is just terrible,…or you're arguing more than conversing,…it may make sense to end the relationship.…
Before you pull the plug, though,…there are a few things you can explore.…Talk it through one more time.…Be completely honest.…At this point you have nothing to lose…and possibly something to gain.…Don't be mean,…but do it with empathy for their position…in an honest desire to improve the situation.…They may have a legitimate or resolvable issue…that you can both work on.…Someone once told me that a good designer can be measured…by the number of difficult conversations…they are willing to have.…
You have to be willing too.…Nobody said this stuff was gonna be easy.…
- Knowing your own taste and what you're looking for
- Creating a brief
- Knowing your budget
- Best practices for working with designers
- Giving feedback
- Being a fair judge
- What to do when it's not working
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before You Hire a Designer
2. About Money
3. Working with a Designer
4. When It's Not Working with a Designer
5. After the Job Is Done
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