Design View, Andy Rutledge

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Design = preparation + information + X + opportunity. ” Yeah, x is a bit hard to define. Even so, that still doesn’t explain how the idea/concept/solution springs forth from the ether.

So how do you explain this to the client? You could try, “Okay, the total will be $4,500. I’ll review what we’ve discussed and these reference materials, spend 30 hours thinking about things, staring at the ceiling, maybe take a walk in the woods, and hopefully something awesomely perfect will come to mind sometime during that process. But right now I’ll need a 50% deposit.”

No, the client is not purchasing process. They’re purchasing the expertise and successful track record of an individual or team. They’re purchasing your attention, education and ability.

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Make sure to read the article Logo Misapplication as well »


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