The client asked me to change the current design because it’s not ‘sexy.’

๐Ÿ‘€ Am I designing lingerie or a login page?

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*start design project*

me: this is going to look amazing in my portfolio

client: make the logo bigger, change the blue colour to orange and switch the font to arial

me: absolutely no chance this is going in my portfolio

It hurts because is true.

After the first revision with the client you know the chances of ending up in your portfolio or not.

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what's the worst thing about being a designer?

That because of the visual nature of our work is common for many to think they can do it too, possibly better, as most think to have good taste. So they see it as paying labor hrs. Seeing designers as design software operators.

I wanted to finish a presentation for a progress call I had today.

But the baby had other plans. Instead, I showed my canvas and talked about the reasons behind the versions. They were very interested. We end up using parts of an old version in the new one. ๐Ÿ™Œ