Here are a few things we practice at B&C Designers…
Always be Receptive: Whether it’s a suggestion from a client to change a design element we like or when we tell each other our design ideas need some work, being receptive allows new possibilities and ideas that may not have been apparent before. The best results come from teamwork.
Collaboration is Key: They say “Two minds are greater than one”. We truly believe that. Our best ideas come from collaborating with each other, our clients and talking with people outside our industry. Be open to brainstorming and the possibilities are endless.
No Hard Feelings: This is one of the most important lessons in running a business or working with others. When someone does not like your idea, it does not mean they do not like you. We say “I don’t like that because…” or “I have another suggestion…”. We give concrete feedback to better the project. We also have a word “veto,” we use this when we REALLY do not like the idea and think it’s not worth even explaining it. This way there are no hard feelings and we can move on and be constructive. When the two of us do not agree on a design, that means it’s lacking, so we work on it until we both agree and the project always ends up being better than when we started.
Ask Questions: Asking questions is very important. Whether it is asking all the right questions before a project starts or asking your client thoughtful questions that show you understand their company. We like to dig deep in research to back up our strategy and design decisions. Why is this important? Why is that red? Where does this take us? What is the goal of this project? Asking questions keeps you on your toes and makes certain that for every decision you make, there is a reason to back it up.
Bring a Positive Attitude: Starting the day grumpy and annoyed not only hurts your productivity but those around you. We are big on bringing in a positive attitude to the work environment. We begin each day with goals we want to achieve and accomplish each task with an optimistic mindset.