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Working with a designer (four paths)

Most of us want to look good online, need a website, maybe even a logo.

More and more individuals and organizations are discovering that they need to hire a professional.

It comes down to doing your homework.

Be clear with yourself before you spend a nickel or a minute with a designer. This difficult internal conversation will save you endless frustration and heartache later.

Here are four postures to consider in working with a good (or great) designer:

  1. I know what I want. Bring your vision. Bring in your folder of typefaces, images, copy. Be very specific. The more you paste it up and sketch it out, the more likely you’ll get exactly what you were hoping for.
  2. I’m not sure exactly, but I know what it rhymes with. Put together a scrapbook. Find examples from other industries. Do you want your website to look like one from Apple or a direct marketing diet book site? Don’t tell the designer what to do, but be really clear what you want to remind people of. Originality isn’t the primary goal of design. Effectiveness is.
  3. I’m not a designer, but I understand state change. Do you want this work to increase trust? Desire? Confidence? Urgency? Who’s it for? What’s it for? If you can be really clear about what the work is for, then hire someone you trust and give them the freedom to find a way to cause that change to happen.
  4. I’ll know it when I see it. Please don’t do this unless you have a lot of money and a lot of time (and a very patient designer). This demand for telepathy is for amateurs.

Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 140

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

Deep down, a father will never admit that his sons are more capable and intelligent than him: If he had the same opportunities and facilities than what his sons were enjoying, he would have been a much better professional and successful person. And his sons would have never been born too

Il avait tendance a une ascetisme dans l’abondance: pas de gaspillades dans les fetes, pas de bavardages, pas de plaisanteries salace

Il venait de l’enfance, etait fait de ses desirs de gamine, n’avait rien de concret et pas tourne’ vers un futur, mais elle l’aurait attire’, avec son experience de lui, pour une nuit sans lendemain

I’m afraid, if in this new wave of Islamic frenzies, if UN women rights are Not attached to the case of Jerusalem as an aberration, women will be facing more religious restrictions in their respective societies

I have the impression that Twitter is catering to the will of its shareholders and neglecting the purpose of spreading free expressions of its subscribers: limiting the number of followers.

Si vous comptez aux autres pour eveiller et ranimer votre curiosite’, vous etre mal au point pour la duree’

The ultimate opportunist and pragmatist: showering money and opportunities on Erdogan of Turkey to deliver on divergent short-term goals

After 7 consecutive days of marches and demonstrations ill all Palestine West Bank provinces and Gaza, a dozen killed by live bullets, over 600 hospitalized by suffocation from “upgraded” gases, and hundred savagely beaten and administratively detained… can we talk that another intifada has started and will increase in crescendo? Are the BBC and Euronews covering the atrocities of the Israelis and the number of fallen Palestinians?

“If a Woman has the rights to mount the scaffold. She should have the rights to equally mount the rostrum, provided that these manifestations do not trouble public order as established by law…” French Olympe de Gouges

French Olympe de Gouges: Born Marie Gouze, she produced her own version of the French declaration of human rights in Sept.1791, which had excluded women from the document on the ground that women are not considered citizens.

Olympe de Gouges was sent to the guillotine on Nov. 3, 1793 because she challenged the “barbarous prejudice” against unmarried women with children…” and for denouncing publicly the increasing savagery of the revolution…

The English Mary Wollstonecraft wrote “A Vindication of the rights of woman”, promoted woman’s right to education, and lambasted the marriage institution as “legalized prostitution”

When members of a club start congregating in close small knit groups (shelal), betzakkar a7zaab Loubnaniyya, ma fi zabad, taba3iyyat fakat.

Kel 3omro yemssa7 joukh (appease): saar 7alla al naass temssa7 joukho?

Bte3te2ed al jessem byou3a bil sobo7 bidoun kem a77at?

Ma kaan ye2der yemssa7 joukh kel 7ayato: 7abeb yet3allam yemssa7 joukh la ba3d naass kaadirat bass maghmourat




February 2018

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