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Design business

Even though we designers like to see design as a creative act, here we take a look at it from a different angle. Get ready to talk dirty.

How we learned to look at the bigger picture, and not be mad at our clients anymore.

As a small shop we have the opportunity to work with big and small clients alike, and some are so small that they are not even incorporated yet. This usually means that the funding is coming from the stakeholders' pocket, and this puts a very specific and important spin on the whole dynamic between you and the client.

Each year we need to strive to be better, smarter, draw some valuable lessons from our past experience and for what’s worth I have to say we do that but somehow there’s always more. We’re trying to build a working culture within our organization and draw the most out of a not-so-bright situation.

Let’s take a look at some of the practices we think you should never apply towards the way you charge for design projects.

Taking a look at our new design process, and the current state of the prototyping tools on the market today.

If you're not making decisions, you're opening up options. Also, vice versa.

There are no universal truths in design. Embrace the uncertainty.

What we’re doing, how we’re doing it, and what we’re struggling with when it comes to pricing our design services.

Designers like to think they are unique snowflakes, that’s no secret. The truth is, we actually really are!

We’ve been helping people with UI design for a while now, and we’ve noticed a pattern while talking to potential customers about working together.

Clients sometimes as it turns out have an amazing ability to hinder the ability of the designers they employ to do the job they were actually hired for. I am not sure if this problem is present in any other industry, but ours.

We’re a small team, we’re usually overbooked, and there’s always more work to be done than time permits. You know the story.