How to effectively ruin your designers creativity?

If you are working with a designer, or you probably know one, you might want to read this.

 

1) Don’t pay them

Designers are humans too so we need money for food, shelter, and clothing. We also need to pay our bills. Yes, we love designing but we need food, coffee, internet, equipments, etc. to design. So yah, we need (not just want) money.

How about pro bono projects? Then acknowledge the designer. A simple thank you won’t hurt OR you can refer them to a client who can pay them. Designers, like any human being, respond to incentives.

 

2) Criticize their work . . . while they are still working on your project

You want us to drop your project? Go to our desk while we are still in the process of designing and criticize everything: the color, the font, how your logo should be placed, the designer’s taste, the coffee he/she is drinking, the music he/she is listening to—EVERYTHING. And after that we will go to happy places like this, this, and this.

And your project . . ? What project?

 

3) Do not trust their creativity

Designer are not called designers for nothing. So please trust our expertise. If we say that the animated gif sparkles on your website doesn’t look nice, it doesn’t look nice. I also recommend that you read this.

 

4) Treat them like slaves

Designers need to rest too. Give them some time to relax, to think, and enjoy life. Burn out is a dangerous enemy. No matter how good the designer is, rest should not be taken for granted.

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