I consider myself a moderate person who listens to others. When it comes to critiquing my design, I will admit that the skill of objective listening becomes harder to practice. Generally I like client feedback. I have enjoyed my first month at Daylight Studio, already being exposed to a wide array of clients. Yesterday whoever, we received an unexpected call from a distant member of a project, who art directed changes to be made that would hurt the final product.
Later in the day, this short article on Medium.com was passed my way. Titled “The Most Difficult Design Conversation You’ll Ever Have,” it describes a scenario on the topic of client conversations. One of those difficult ones where you can immediately tell their direction is miss-informed. This short piece hits on the fact that sometimes you bite your lip and go with the clients suggestions but, will that produce the best end result for the product?