Oct 26, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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Looking forward to seeing you all on the 26th for our October Meetup! This month, Rob Barnickel, owner and chief designer of Barnickel Design, will be presenting our discussion topic:
Client as Director:
How to Prevent & Deal with Clients who Take Over
When your client takes control of a project they hired you for and puts on the Art Director hat, how do you deal with that? Do you see it as a collaboration and work with them? Do you hold your creative vision tightly and give a "my way or the highway" ultimatum? What if you your collaborator turns into a Dictator? We'll discuss how to deal with clients who believe their opinions are more valid than your years of professional experience and the pros and cons of working with Art Director clients as well as how to prevent clients from becoming Art Directors.
While this obviously applies to all you designers in the group, we definitely want to hear stories and opinions on this topic other areas of expertise. I know we all face the challenge of when and how to compromise, whether you're a programmer, a copywriter, or...well...any other human being.
Bring your stories and your strategies!
We'll be meeting at Bitmap Creative Labs, as always, and it's strictly BYOB. We'll have cups and plates and some snacks, but the drinks are on you. There are numerous bodegas and an organic market nearby, so feel free to grab beer, wine, soft drinks, etc.
See you all on the 26th!