Recently I’ve been working with some clients that have several revisions. They give me mockups of changes they would like to see, things thing would like added to the design. It is turning into a mess. Chances are they will not read this because I don’t think they have ever been to my website. At times I wonder, why do they hire me? I’ve got nearly 7 years of experience, a degree, design awards…yet they think they know what will look the best.
If you are one of those clients (or think you are) please consider what I’ve said. I get frustrated with you. I am trying to make you look good. I’m even giving you discounts! I don’t want my name on something I am not 100% satisfied with. If I tell you it would look better implemented in another way, PLEASE take my advice (thank you to those that do)! I use your mockups as a guide, not for copying.I have to rant somewhere and I’d rather it be indirect.
I thank you to those clients who understand me. Most of those actually looked at my work, read my FAQ, etc. Those clients hired me because they saw something unique in me and my designs and knew I could do the job. They didn’t hire me solely because someone they knew said I did design.
I hope they realize that I charge hourly and the more revisions they ask of me, the more expensive it’s going to get for them.