I was reading one of your articles when a commenter said they've had clients who complained their work looked too good and asked to "downgrade" it. What's the right thing to do in those cases?
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Hey Anon! 

Without looking at the client and the product, the scenarios where I see that happening is when either a) the work doesn’t meet with client’s ideas for the brand; b) there’s a possibility that the work was too flashy for the product or c) a communication error. Design is a weird industry in that there’s no one fit solution for everything, so you kind of have to tailor everything depending on the clients brand or needs. 

In those cases, I’d advice either re-evaluating what about the design isn’t working for them and WHY. Seek feedback and before adding/removing anything make sure each element has a purpose and fits the branding. 

Some clients also need to be convinced about some designs. You may need to talk to them about as to why your work will work for them. Explaining your process and the thought behind the designs work really well. 

Feedback and critique are your friends. 

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so i'm writing a faux application letter for an OJT seminar and i'm having a hard time translating "because i am that fuckin good, bruh" in a professional manner lol
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Alright, I’m taking this question pretty liberally - so that it applies to more than just on the job training seminars and works for creative cover letters as well. 

Ideally, your ‘fucking good, bruh’ should show in your work, more so than your letter. In the instances where it has to be written - it can be dealt by explaining your process, achievements and your approach towards the creative work. Employers are generally looking for how you solve problems and your ability to generate ideas. Look for the selling points and kind of expand from there. Just be honest about why you love your work and show your enthusiasm about what you do. 

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