• Coulter PattonCoulter Patton, over 5 years ago

    Maybe for custom work, but clients can't be blamed for the thousands of themes designed with these features.

    Plus, it's part of a designer's job to inform clients on design matters.

    I never let clients dictate anything that ultimately works against their goals. They may persist in the end and get their way, but I'm certainly not going to relent without giving them my recommendation.

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    • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, over 5 years ago

      A) Definitely agree on those themes - wonder if they include them because they want to or because including them will help the themes sell better? Could be a chicken/egg thing going on.

      B) I would love to say that this worked with all clients all the time, but I've found that once certain clients see something on another site or get an idea in their head, they will cling to that until the end. Sure, I'll recommend other solutions, but doesn't mean I always win that fight.

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      • Coulter PattonCoulter Patton, over 5 years ago

        Yeah, I don't win them all either. But I feel like we all gotta keep trying.

        Smaller companies tend to listen, but some of the bigger clients I've worked with have a "vision" that doesn't include my input.

        I've just never understood those companies that hire you and then presume to know what the best solution is. It's a sore point for me, as I'm sure it is for all designers.

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