So I'm relatively new to the design world. I have been working for just over a year at my first full time job. I've been able to touch some fun and informative projects, so I've really gained a quick understanding of web design and the industry as a whole. So far, I have worked on a handful websites on my own (at least 6 or 7). I've run into the same problem on multiple occasions now, and I'm starting to get worried.
Every project I am assigned that I show any real interest in or allows for serious creativity ends badly. That could be many things. Projects are put on indefinite hold; the concept is ditched because another bigger company finished the same idea first; the client runs into internal issues that cripple the company. No matter the problem, it usually ends up leaving me with a beautiful but unused design.
Now I've had just a couple projects run through completion, but they've been the ones with straightforward requests and little to no creative problem solving. Nothing to add to the portfolio.
So now, the running joke around the office is that I have a curse with clients. *How do I break this curse?? *