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Quick rant

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Farmboy, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Farmboy

    Farmboy Active Member

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    Maybe it's my own fault, but every now and them we'll design something up for a customer to their specs only to never hear from them and then see they've had it done someplace else and it looks nothing like what they wanted.
     
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  2. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Well don't let it burn ya, use it to drive forward and do it better next time.

    Been there done that has the T-shirt more then once lol.
     
  3. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Why bother ranting, you got paid for the design right? If not, it's your own fault.
     
  4. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    As long as you got paid up front, who cares.
    If you did it without a deposit, you need to not do that anymore.
    Problem solved.
    Most people don't really know what they want.
    Love....Jill
     
  5. OhioSignShop

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    most business clients are not designers and really don't know what they want until they see it. I'd much rather design after a meeting with the client regarding budget, usage and objective results expected, then provide several different rough layouts. After the several rough proofs are reviewed (in person if possible) we have a better idea of where we are going. In other words we don't waste time on a "finished" design too early in the process. Mark all layouts with your "boiler plate" template and "Copyright". We charge a fee for spec layouts and all signage estimates and lock pdf's. The fee actually works to our advantage as clients feel they have an investment in the process from the start.
     
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