Be nice. Or else.
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Is there a main target audience for your designs?
Whats the type of product your designing for? If you've considered those, then I'm sure you are on the right track.
Personally I don't buy the "millennial design" idea. Im sure there are millions of non millennials using sites and services that have been designed with a forward thinking mindset and what your boss considers as "millennial".
Maybe ask your boss to explain in more depth? It may be that he himself doesn't have a good understanding of design and he is just looking at the visual aesthetic as opposed to the layout and usability.
Ever since watching the league I've wanted to be in a fantasy football league. Only problem is Im British and don't understand NFL haha!
Although I love watching NFL, just no idea whats going on most of the time.
Thanks for the input. Great insight into originality vs the brief.
Of course not. This was an example of something that could be tried.
Say you work within a certain city. You don't get paid $2000. Its been 18 months. You've tried emails and phone calls... no joy. You've tried face to face... no joy. You've tried legal... no joy. You see no other ways of trying to get paid that $2000.
You post the clients details on theshitlist.org.
Is it worth risking your reputation as a professional over that $2000 lost?
A new client who is local to your area, may be looking to hire someone for a $10,000 job, but may avoid you as they've heard or seen that you post on a site called the shit list naming and shaming past clients. They won't know the circumstances, just that you post on a negative site about clients.
Personally I'd rather take the loss, figure how I can minimize the risk of a loss on future projects and get over it.
I do understand your point. But when the client is unprofessional by not paying their bills, it doesn't mean we should then drop to being unprofessional by posting their details on a site like this.
When I've been owed money (smaller numbers, lower than $500) and not had anything from the client, I've gone direct to them. Put myself in a situation where they must speak to me and can't avoid speaking to me. But at the same time staying professional and respectful. A lot of the time, when on the spot, they come out with a whole heap of excuses, but then pay.
Its very easy for them to avoid an email, a phone call. But if you turn up to their office, its a lot harder to ignore you.
How do you know the client isn't having issues of their own? They could be in a situation thats out of their hands, which unfortunately has then filtered down to your invoice not getting paid. Its then a dick move to post them on "the shit list".
It's wrong for a client to not pay. It's frustrating to have an invoice left un-cleared. But I'm not sure posting the clients name to "The Shit List" is the most professional thing to do.
Use your contract, take the legal route.
Thanks for the detailed answer. Very helpful.
Can I ask... do you export only for screen? Or consider print too?
I think there would be backlash for any football club redesign.
Be nice. Or else.
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