Posts Tagged: clients

The power of ‘I don’t know’

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way…” — Carl Sandburg, American poet You know what graphic designers do too much? Design graphics. Graphic designers tend to dive into projects without questioning or validating the problem at hand, as though they have all the information and training needed to solve the problem […]

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Do Clients Choose Us, or Do We Choose Clients?

We’re often asked about how Industrial Brand does business development and finds our clients. Good question, but not one that can be easily answered in a short explanation or blog post. One issue that always gets met with raised eyebrows is the fact that we’re sort of picky about the clients we DO work with and how often we actually decline work.

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When should a designer decline work?

The following article by Mark Busse was published on July 2013 in Design Edge Canada Magazine and My design firm uses six criteria to identify ideal clients and evaluate prospects and opportunities, and as a result we probably end up declining more new work than we accept. Crazy right? Wrong. It took about a […]

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When it Comes to Design Research, Clients Aren’t Really Our Clients

Seriously, they’re not. Not really. Think about it. Our clients’ clients are our clients. Before any fellow design instructors flip out, insisting they spend a good deal of time teaching their students how to interview clients, develop target audience personas or write project creative briefs, ask yourself honestly how often this is really done. How frequently […]

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