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4 years ago from David Flecher, Designer

  • Some DesignerSome Designer, 4 years ago

    It's my 2nd month on this company right now. Changed recently. So you get the deal :)

    Actually main problem is, I'm living in a place where design is not actually needed. If you'd dump a pile of rocks, people would start to bonk them on their own head. That's why designers get paid so low in here. It's not because of the "managers"

    For example let me summarise my last meeting.

    So we're in the client's office to present finished design (which they've previously confirmed on wireframes in a flash and asked instantly for the "coloured" version). At the meeting they just did a quick glimpse at the first visual and they've told us to open another page for an example. When the page is loaded we've noticed they want the exact copy of their rival's website. Even the colours which they are not close to their branding. After a two hour meeting I've gave up and just stepped back defending common sense. PM agreed to copy the other website and no more UX needed. After that they've noticed they've noticed their briefing was wrong and they actually said "did you really needed a brief at all".

    I worked and talked to them on the brief that gave for a full fucking month. Randomly they've decided to copycat their previous rival. that's it. No design needed.

    I'm not thinking about a change. I'm just thinking, Why do I even bother.

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    • Helen . Helen . , 4 years ago

      Ahh, so you have those type of clients.. That sucks, sorry to hear that. I've had times when I had to interact and work for clients like that too.

      Perhaps you could try looking for work elsewhere, or even working remotely? That's what I do with my full-time job. Things tend to get a little boring when you're always working on one product during the day, that's why I take on freelance for the extra cash and extra creative-juice moments :)

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      • Some DesignerSome Designer, 4 years ago

        Actually that's what I've decided yesterday. But since it's a very immature decision I don't even know where to start :)

        I'm not going to work with local clients that's for sure.

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        • Helen . Helen . , 4 years ago

          First and foremost, have a strong website/portfolio and then just begin checking out websites and stuff for open jobs that allows remote/are looking for contract/freelance designers.

          I get most of my freelance projects from word of mouth.

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