In today’s podcast, Zack and I speak about the misconceptions surrounding being a designer. We’ve been doing this for a while now and we’ve created a pretty good list of these misconceptions.
So what’s the takeaway from the podcast? Being a designer is awesome. We both love it. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love the work.
But, it should be known that design can be a demanding, frustrating, exciting, thankless, and amazing career.
Take the hard times, failures, and mistakes and turn them into opportunities to become better.
Being a designer can be glamorous, but it rarely works out that way. It’s a lot of long hours and hard work, but it usually pays off in the end.
Not every client is going to love your work, but this should lead you to areas of growth and will show you the opportunities to learn and become a better designer.
We have never blown a client out of any water source. We do not recommend this.
You will never see the portfolio pieces that we don’t want you to see. Sorry, Charlie.
Clients usually know that they need SOMETHING, but it’s your job as a designer to help the client SEE what they want. Talk with them, get a detailed brief, and find out what the client is looking for and what they like before beginning.
Tommy Bronx is an awesome artist.
Your clients have money. You’re performing a service. You need to make sure you get paid. And, get paid what you’re worth.
FACT: Every customer is not a good customer. Learn this. It will change your life as a designer.
We recorded this podcast at a local Thai place: Fresh Bowl. It’s one of our favorites and it has a great menu, atmosphere, and staff.