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Tag Archives: Design Process

Content-gathering tactics for larger projects

Content-gathering tactics for larger projects

Most of it has been advice centers around the type of client I usually work with… the service-based entrepreneur with around 10 pages worth of content. You’re thinking, Christine, I have clients with a lot of content. I’m not sure if this process will work for them. I totally get it… Over the last 25+… Read More »

How to keep client content from delaying design projects

How to keep client content from delaying design projects

I like to think I’ve got my client’s back. It’s a mantra of mine. I find myself saying it in consults and strategy sessions. It’s something I want my clients to feel. I can see through to the end of the process… even when they can’t. I can see the beautiful result… even when they… Read More »

How to schedule and keep design projects on track

How to schedule and keep design projects on track

Do you have any tips around scheduling clients work and getting them to respond with content in the designated timeframe? I do! Keeping clients on track is one of the trickiest parts of the process (I think). It’s easy to think because our clients own businesses or are familiar with the web in general, that… Read More »

The answer to better pay and better clients (it’s not better design skills)

The answer to better pay and better clients (it’s not better design skills)

Here’s what I know after more than 27 years into this design career… it’s not something they teach you in school and not something you find easily on your own. The key to… Better results Better pay and Better clients Is… not improving your design skills. Don’t get me wrong, design skills are important… but… Read More »

A behind-the-scenes look at how I work with design clients

A behind-the-scenes look at how I work with design clients

Can you identify with any of these scenarios? Projects get delayed months because clients are slow to provide content. Clients don’t thoroughly read your communication or are confused about what’s coming next. The only progress you make is by reacting to drama rather than following a plan. The key to happier clients and smoother projects… Read More »

Why clients struggle with revisions and how you can help

Why clients struggle with revisions and how you can help

Creative work involves a cycle of review and revision that ought to be pretty simple and straightforward. We do our best work… present it to the client… and then happily make a few minor revisions before moving on to the next aspect of the project. Sounds easy peasy, right? The reality, though, is often much… Read More »

Avoid unproductive revision cycles & get to the perfect design faster

Avoid unproductive revision cycles & get to the perfect design faster

If you’ve been designing for any length of time, I’m guessing you have experienced the downward revision spiral. In other words, revision cycles that make your creativity monkey want to run and hide. Nothing kills a designer’s mojo faster than a client nitpicking a design concept or getting too specific in their design feedback. When… Read More »

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