Be nice. Or else.
Yup! I use the question as a qualifier – I don’t take on projects under a certain amount – and as the target I should be creating my solution for.
As long as the client will pay at least my minimum amount, I’ll be happy to work with them on a solution that fits their budget.
These are the questions I always try to get an answer to, but I switch it up between asking some in the initial email and the rest in the initial phone call:
To be fair, I’d imagine writing cold-call emails to prospective clients is different from those that have already gave you an email address and shown some interest in reading what you have to say.
I don’t have the software on me but here’s an example from Maya I Googled (I forgot that Maya supports Python in addition to it’s own scripting language)
This is what I miss from 3D software like Maya and AutoCAD: almost anything you can do by pointing and clicking can be done through a console. This paves way for making mundane tasks easier to script as well.
Good colour palette and use of responsiveness. But have some nitpicks, some of this has been echoed already…
A quote from the book.
It’s your job as a designer, and as a communication professional, to find the right language to communicate with your client. When you say a client doesn’t “get it” you might as well be saying “I couldn’t figure out how to get my point across. I am a lazy designer. Please take all my clients from me.”
I’m taking a wild guess and thinking you’re from the UK? There might be some UK-specific articles on FreshBook’s or FreeAgent’s blogs to help you, but I’m not sure of anything specific.
As for accounting software, I use FreshBooks and it works very well for me as a solo consultant.
I have to wonder what the thought process is for designers that decide to use horrible scrolling plugins like the one on this page.
Be nice. Or else.
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