A successful design project relies on a strong partnership between consultant and client—and that doesn’t come by happenstance. Stephanie Simpson of argodesign shares tips for how to build strong client relationships.
Pitching new clients is an intimidating—but crucial—part of the design game. That’s why you need a play-by-play game plan for making your next design pitch the clincher.
Challenging to understand and even more complicated to define, the proper perspective on value creation is a critical function for the future creative.
Design professionals get all sorts of feedback from clients—helpful and otherwise. Here's why you should give creative feedback to clients too.
In this chat, Rigsby Hull shares their process and the thinking behind the “design” they offer clients, such as the Union of Concerned Scientists, where the deliverable can be a conversation.
Blake Howard, co-founder of Matchstic.com, thinks courage is one of the most important character traits of our time. And that it takes courage to have the hard conversations with design clients, sooner rather than later.
Have you ever wanted to partner with a client, essentially investing in their business, instead of taking a fee for design services rendered? Designer-turned-venture capitalist, Kristian Andersen, of High Alpha, spent a decade figuring out how to make this business model of shared risk work.
Stop wasting time with clients that aren’t right for your business. With these tips and questions, you can determine if a client is a good fit from the get-go. Whenever I work within certain constraints, like a time frame or even word limits, I become very aware of whether I’m wasting any time or...
Design business consultant Ted Leonhardt provides an excerpt from “The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines.” These 10 negotiation strategies will help you make sure you’re getting a fair deal while also remaining in control during client meetings. 1. Build your own Virtuous Cycle. A Virtuous Cycle is a series of...
In part 4 of Eric Holter's series on the HeART of Design Business, he discusses management.