Who would not want to earn a lot of money by having all the projects you could have on the table, right? Conversely though, consequences are also bound to come into play for such occurrence. I am talking about the quality-suffering of works for having less attention and decreasing client-satisfaction which will only give a short-range of gain for a long-term loss.
Each time you say no to a potential client, it only means that you are giving more value on the time you spend for every project you accept to build a stronger foundation for business. Clients in return, will receive higher quality type of service. So you don’t have to feel bad at times when you say no. It also pays when you say it.
The Creative Industry
From time to time, the choice of quality or quantity is often faced by people in the creative industry. They either choose from facing more work or better work. Project loads can truly pile up especially when unfortunate circumstances are drawn in. Not to mention the deadline factor that could take priority over quality. Besides personal goals, design principles and finance matters could also pressure the choices they make for issues like such.
How to Provide Quality Designs
Be selective. Only opt for a number of projects that you can actually do with all the requirements needed. Well-founded clients will respect and trust you as a designer if you won’t be wasting their time on false hopes despite the understanding that they have for the project duration.
Write, think and share your knowledge. Spend time on gaining and sharing knowledge about designs in every way possible. Start it by doing some blogs and sharing some tutorials that you can only provide and would not consume much of your time. Gain feedbacks from people who can have truly seen your creativity and passion to be more focused on your chosen craft.
Pay attention to detail. Focusing on details has always been important in the world of designs, whether it’s big or small in size, amount and quantity. Like every other jobs, each part of the project brief is very important for the output that clients expect from the people serving them. For instance would be measurements. Do you think designs could be possibly shown with great quality without such thing? That alone should make sense. You can also focus on the personal projects you take on. Focus on usability, remuneration, readability, style and of course, coding.
Read and discuss. Read more books and other references that could help you on acquiring design experiences. Designers tend to shy away from reading and only look at things when they should be generating more thoughtful discussion on designs with their co-designers or whoever that is into the same thing. By such, designers will be able to mingle with their readers.
Now, do you have your design resolutions for yourself?
Here’s the bottom line: “Do less but always treat every project like it’s the last and do your best.”