Maybe the biggest drawback to working as a designer is the opaqueness of the creative process. Unlike other professions that are beholden to rigid protocol, designers have a lot of leeway in how they approach and ultimately produce work. While that’s generally a good thing, creative freedom can invite a lot of questions and feedback from those doing the hiring.
This is not to say there is anything wrong with communicating thoughts and concerns to a designer. It’s just that without an understanding of where the designer is coming from and how the creative process works, even the most well-meaning questions can be repetitive, and potentially, really, really annoying. And no one wants that.
Consider Print Print's infographic on how not to annoy a designer a friendly PSA. Follow it, and we guarantee you’ll build better creative relationships.
Originally published Feb 24, 2016 7:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017