Hahahaaaarrr. Feels cold enough to be. :-s
Well, that didn't go very well did it. Warning - venting imminent.
If you're a designer you know what you need in order to get the job done. If you work with those who don't know, don't appreciate or have no clue about - it makes things twice/three times as hard. And if the goals, the brief and ongoing instructions are vague... well, we all know what that means. Implosion by designer. You "try" to second guess what the hell the client wants = ongoing and endless tweaks, back and forth, more questions in order to get it right.
Designers and artists HATE specific and overly detailed instructions - or at least I know I do. It leaves little room to put your own artistic stamp on things, plus scratch that creative itch. BUT... it saves soooo much time and pure aggravation to know exactly what it is you're meant to be doing.
Nature of the graphic design beast I'm afraid. And if ya didn't know this - learn it before working with a designer, I think it will help.
So glad I'm mostly outta that g-design game. Too much stress and battling with clients - esp those who think you're battling against them for the sake of it, when really you're just trying to do a good job for them.
Ahh well. Vent over. Thanks. Onwards.
Winter is here, forget the casual slide into Autumnal mildness. Woollies ahoy.
Have a great weekend, all. ;-)