"Oh you're a designer? Well your job can't possibly be that hard. You just draw all day, Right?"
Ever had a client that belittled what you do? Doubted your ability? Disrespected you and your services?
Why don't we change that. As designers, it is our job to communicate a message, in our cases, visually. But not everyone is wired that way.
So what can we, the designers, do?
Bring awareness of our craft. I, Foxee Design, start this journey here. I assume the responsibility to help potential clients understand one designer's process: my process. Although I cannot serve as a template for every designer, I hope to inspire others to take the time to help their respective clients understand "the process."
What about the clients? What can you guys do?
Be courteous to your designer. Assume the responsibility to trust in your designer and respect his or her individual process. While I can't speak for every designer, I can share, based on my personal experience as well as the experiences of my colleagues, an etiquette guide, "How to Treat Your Designer." Do not mistake this as a surrender of your vision. Use this advice to create a partnership in this fragile client-designer relationship to surpass your expectations.
Don't worry. We're gonna have some fun, too. I'll be providing a butt load of sarcasm, bad jokes, maybe mini infographics, definitely doodles, and lots of random ranting too verbose for Twitter. I hope you all enjoy!