David Airey is an independent graphic designer working with companies of all sizes since 2005.

How not to approach a designer

be polite
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Today I received an email from a potential logo design client.

It read in full, “can you design my fashion logo”.

No introduction. No punctuation. No details or common courtesy.

I cannot design your fashion logo.

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The value of trustworthy subcontractors

many hands

I want to know what service you offer, and whether you’d like me to send new business your way.

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10 tips for writing graphic design briefs

Pebbles

Here are some valuable tips for writing graphic design briefs, kindly provided by Sharon Hayes of Round Box Design. Sharon has a wealth of experience and has worked as a graphic designer since 1994.

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Spec work in the internet age

no respect

It’s up to us to convince potential clients that our services are worth paying for.

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The importance of client testimonials

design client testimonials

You want to know who else they’ve worked with, and what their working relationships have been like. You want to know that your hard-earned money is in safe hands, and that once you pay the initial deposit, the designer isn’t going to ride off into the sunset.

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