Checklist for Designers working with Clients

Working as a designer sometimes means working under pressure to unrealistic deadlines. Navigating thru a tight deadline can be tricky. A few of my projects lately have been just that. Time frames that should be unheard of, expectations that are just out of this world. When faced with such a dilemma, it’s important to push back on the client. Make them realize exactly what they are responsible for delivering to you in-order for you to deliver the final product to them.

Following is a checklist of what a designer should ask from the client. Please feel free to make suggestions. This is a work in progress.

  • What is the timeframe? Any idea of the budget or allocated time is helpful in determining the amount of effort required, the level of detail, the actual deliverables and the number of revisions which are achievable?

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Looking for design inspiration on the web?

Suffering from designers block? Need some inspiration for your next project? It’s hard having to come up with new designs and exciting your clients sometimes. Here’s a gallery featuring 27 of the best places to look for inspiring web design, Flash or CSS.

27 Best Places You Should Visit To Get Incredible Web Design Inspiration!

Designing and developing on the go…

screengrab of a color generator iPhone app

screengrab of a color generator iPhone app

Yeah. I love this. iPhone apps for designers & developers. Some of these are great & free to boot, some cost a little bit. There are some awesome tools here that will make life easier for designers, all at your fingertips. Check out ‘What the font’ which allows you to send in a picture of a font from your iPhone to a service that sends back the typeface name. WOW! Now I really want an iPhone. Check out the gallery. There’s to-do lists, source viewers, color scheme generators, FTP apps, everything!