I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

How to work with a professional designer

There has to be room for cre­ativ­ity with­in your product or web­site. Design­ers hate hav­ing all their ideas shut down. That’s what you’re pay­ing for, after all. If you have a strong vis­ion of what you want your site or product to look like, it’s going to be very tough to work with you. Do every­one a favor and keep an open mind about the pro­ject and what you want it to look like. Being too spe­cif­ic really turns design­ers off.

Keep in mind you’ve hired a pro­fes­sion­al and they’ve had much exper­i­ence mak­ing great web­sites. A designer’s best work is delivered when he has some breath­ing space. Although some­times it may look like they don’t know what they’re doing, trust your designer.

This is some­thing I really wish I knew how to explain to cli­ents without ali­en­at­ing them or mak­ing them feel stu­pid. Maybe I need to give them a link to this art­icle.