Beginning a new relationship with a client is both exciting and nerve wracking. This could be one of the most fun projects you’ll ever work on, but weaving through those initial conversations can be intimidating. In school I would always hear terms like “proposal” and “contract” thrown around and the only one that was ever really elaborated on was the contract. Now, I know that a “proposal” seems pretty self explanatory but as a fresh designer (and even for some of the more seasoned ones) it seems like a rather large fish to fry.
You’ve gotten a new client. Yeeeeeees! It’s a great project, super fun and the client is everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Score! You’ve actually enjoyed the whole experience from beginning to end and there were virtually no headaches. Hallelujah. All clients should be like this. Quick to respond, very agreeable and detailed. Time to wrap it up.
Yesterday (April 7th, 2014), one of every designer’s favorite fonts to hate was revamped by designer Craig Rozynski (An Australian digital designer in Japan). The results? A version of Comic Sans that has straightened itself up, combed its hair and put on a loosely knotted tie.
I decided that some of my free time would be better spent doing something productive, let’s say blogging for instance. Seems easy enough. And it’s great, because I get to do some of my favorite things: talk, talk about art & design, show some love to fellow artists & designers, and cover some “Wild Card” topics (like food or fitness). Piece of (sweet potato) cake.