A Client’s Role in Website Accessibility

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It also requires our clients to buy in as well. With that, we’ve put together this guide that is filled with ways clients can help in the process. Both designers and their clients tend to like shiny things – not that there’s anything wrong with that.

How To Improve Your Photography Brand to Get More Clients

Just Creative

And there are many reasons why many of them are losing a steady client base. Not only will the client look at their portfolio, but also require that photographers have some form of guarantee for their work. Attract new clients. A stable brand usually gets the most clients.

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Helping Your Clients Master eCommerce

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Among the biggest challenges is finding out exactly what a client wants and needs. First, it’s all about showing clients the lay of the land. Let’s take a look at some ways to help clients make sense of eCommerce. This is where client training plays a big role.

The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Maybe your teachers warned you to be as discerning as possible when taking on new clients (or maybe they told you the opposite, but you knew it was BS), but reality is often a rude awakening from what you expected when you first started working. A bad client is bad news , period.

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What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

30 Amusing Stories of Clients From Hell

Inspiration Feed

Everybody has at least one client horror story, especially if you’re a designer or developer. Dealing with imbecile clients who just don’t understand the hard work and time it takes to create a beautiful design takes guts.

Dealing With Overly Opinionated Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Of course, the equivalent of a shoemaker in the design world are the overly opinionated clients, that insists on bringing in a team of non-designers to muck up your smooth workflow. The solution involves bringing the client back to a familiar pain point: money.

Helping Clients Rapidly Adopt New Business Models

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Clients are expecting to make big changes in a very short amount time. Advise Clients to Start Small. If a client approaches you with a big idea that will fundamentally change their business, it’s likely to have just as big of an impact on their website.

Building Client-Proof WordPress Websites

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Handing off a new WordPress website to a client offers a great feeling of satisfaction. But, if your client is responsible for managing content themselves, those pixels may no longer be so perfect after a while. You may not be able to stop a determined client at every turn.

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Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Part of our relationship with clients also involves sharing knowledge and gently prodding them to move in the right direction. Because the web is constantly changing, designers are often an invaluable resource for clients. It’s something clients need to know about.

Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

The Most Important Thing Your Clients Should Know About Their Website

Speckyboy Design Magazine

When a client hires you to design and build a website, they’re making an investment in their organization. Some clients will nickel and dime their way through a project, not wanting to spend the funds required to accomplish their goals. Clients will need to understand that reality.

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Brief encounters: How to change your clients' briefing habits and nail their objectives

Creative Boom

Following on from his article on developing a fairer, more productive pitching process , Mark Davis, co-founder and creative director of property branding agency me&dave , offers insights and tips on the art of getting your clients to write better creative briefs.

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Educating Clients About the True Value of Your Services as a Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: you’re working on a project for a client, and all of a sudden there’s a discrepancy with your payment. Perhaps it’s because of scope creep , or maybe the client just went over budget for some reason. Okay, freelance designers.

How to Find Design Clients During a Lockdown

Creative Market

One of the biggest concerns for designers is how to find clients during this time of worldwide lockdowns. Though this pandemic and lockdown are unprecedented challenges for graphic designers, it’s still possible to find good clients during this hardship. Client Welcome Packet Template.

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Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Dealing with concerned clients can be a challenge for numerous reasons. In some ways, it’s even worse for our clients. With that in mind, here are a few items that tend to put even cool clients into panic mode. The only trouble is that your client has never heard of this company.

TerDawn DeBoe: My Son, My Client

Graphic Design USA

Graphic designer TerDawn Boe executed a project for her son and re-learned some valuable lessons. Blog GDUSA GDUSA Blog GDUSA People Graphic Design News Graphic Design USA TerDawn Boe

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Handling Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Sometimes, you may get a client who wants you to do something that you’re just not comfortable with. We all want to please our clients, but how do you please a client who, say, really wants you to directly copy another company’s logo design or sales copy?

How to Find Your First Web Design Client in 48 Hours or Less


It doesn’t take most web designers long to realize that the most critical objective you have when starting your freelance career is to find web design clients. Because, without clients, you’re basically just playing “house” in business. If you don’t have clients, you’re not in business.

Client Testimonial for Abacus Insurance: Intelligently Delivered

The Logo Smith

The post Client Testimonial for Abacus Insurance: Intelligently Delivered appeared first on The Logo Smith.

What Do Design Clients Mean When They Say “Make It Pop”?

Creative Market

The phrase seems to be a favorite of design clients since it's the easiest way to ask a designer to make something stand out. But sometimes it can be hard to decipher what the client actually means by this. Design vs. Client Jargon. “It looks great, but can you make it ‘pop’? ”.

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Amazing Banner Design Ideas to Impress Your Potential Clients More

Graphic Mama

The post Amazing Banner Design Ideas to Impress Your Potential Clients More appeared first on GraphicMama Blog. An amazing collection of banner design ideas that will fuel you with inspiration and beauty for your next banner design project.

Why You Should Fire Your Worst Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

As someone who’s worked on both sides of the freelancer-client fence, I give a lot of “insider” advice to designers on dealing with their clients. Why don’t they see themselves as capable of having the so-called “luxury” of firing bad clients?

The Role Design Plays in Your Client’s Sales Funnel

Speckyboy Design Magazine

In this article I’m going to talk about what you’re really supposed to be doing as a designer, and just what role your designs play in your client’s sales funnel. It’s nice if it does, but your client and even you may not know what your design is actually doing.

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Working With Good and Bad Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Today, I want to talk about our favorite subject as designers: clients. Oh, clients. The primary thing to remember when dealing with clients is this: you can never – I repeat, never – make a bad client into a great client.

Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design

The Logo Smith

The post Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design appeared first on The Logo Smith. Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design “Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier: I must say Graham, that your logo helped me a lot. This is a logo for me — it’s a monogram. Although I am now a partner, it became part of my very own identity. I also filed it as a trademark — the […].

How to Spot Terrible Client Business Ideas

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It can be really tough when a client suddenly runs out of money and has to default on your payment for a project. Something every designer needs to know to avoid getting tangled up in business disasters is how to properly observe a potential client.

The Easy Way to Get Testimonials From Clients

Six Leaf Design

Believe it or not, your past clients are some of the most valuable assets you have to get new business. They know your quality of work, have great things to say about you (hopefully) and have the power to influence your future clients who may be on the fence about hiring you.

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Damn Good Advice on Spec Work

Inspiration Feed

There is an ongoing trend or practice in the designing industry these days that border on unethical and acceptable where creativity is concerned.

Dealing with the Low or No-Profit Areas of Your Freelance Web Design Business

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Clients may be depending on you for these items. Hopefully, the core services you provide clients are doing well (if not, that’s a whole other discussion). Client Relations. Sometimes, it’s those little things that mean a lot to clients.

Some Things Never Change: Clients

Creative Review

The client-creative relationship has always existed in a state of both tension and joy. Here, we delve into the CR archives to explore how the business of working with clients has evolved over the past four decades and talk to Havas London CCO Vicki Maguire about what it’s like today.

How to Get Clients: 15 Ways to Help Clients Find & Hire You

Just Creative

In a perfect world, we would never run out of clients and we would never have to go looking for work. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and for many of us, prospecting clients is part of the job, even when we would rather be working on projects professional or personal in nature.

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Beyond Money: The Hidden Benefits of Web Design Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Clients tend to want their shopping cart to do something that goes against the grain. Perhaps a new client saw what you had done for someone else, or they had an idea that was similar enough to a feature you implemented in the past. Not all website design gigs are created equally.

Why the Grumpy Designer Will Keep Working from Home, Thank You

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance Design Design Clients Freelance Business Freelance Career Freelance ClientsThe last time I regularly worked anywhere other than my home was ( gasp! When I became a full-time freelance web designer, it was at the very beginning of the work-from-home era.

What Will the Freelance Web Design Business Look Like Post-Pandemic?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Other content could need also need a refresh as clients evolve with the times. Depending on the types of clients you work with, you may receive a lot of requests in a relatively short period. We can help our clients shore up their online operations.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The main point is to gain clients and make a decent living. As such, there is a lot of talk about booking big clients with budgets to match. Learn to Build Client Relationships. Just as no two projects are the same, you’ll find that no two clients are, either.

Tips for Working with Web Design Technophobes

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Our clients, however, might be a different story. Regardless of a client’s technical prowess, you can still develop a successful working relationship. Never Assume That a Client Understands Everything You Say. This is especially important when it comes to client training.

Dealing with Uncertain Times as a Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

For web designers who rely on client work to make a living, this situation is especially daunting. After all, what happens to our clients greatly affects us as well. Finally, this could also be a good opportunity to help existing clients make some necessary changes.

Finding the Real Value of Social Media for Web Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

I’m personally convinced that trying to book traditional web design clients through these channels is a waste of resources. On Facebook , it’s often existing clients or supportive friends and family. So, maybe social media isn’t the client-magnet we all hoped it would be.

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How to Determine Your Business’s Ideal Client

Purple Rose Graphics

We talk about needing Ideal clients in your business. The question I feel like no one is really asking or answering is “What is an Ideal Client anyways?”. An ideal client is made up of two parts their demographics and their psychographics. In order to determine an ideal client a business needs information from both Demographic or “Who” category and the psychographic or “Why and How” category. How they relate to and communicate with these clients is different.