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    Junior Member sotongkia is on a distinguished road
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    i face the same problem, well customers, they always want more. i think to have a little bit of sales skills / comms skill do help.

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    I would have to agree with saying that be sure not to show them something you dont want them to choose. The reason they are paying you is because they dont have the know how to design something appeasing to the eye nor do they have the design training to know whats easy on the eyes. Keeping that in mind you shouldn't be surprised they pick something you dont like.

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    I hate designing more than 1 option because I think I can create only one good solution.
    And the problem with customers is that they don't have a graphic culture so they always choose the bad solution.

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    I learned to accept that the client may/will chose the "worst" example.

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    When I was an intern few years back I learned that you never show 3 different designs. Instead you should only show one design, 'cause the client will always choose the worst one. Being straight forward about your choices in the design I do believe clients will be "enlightened". But stay humble, of course.

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    I used to do this exactly. I felt like it justified my fees, etc, but I got tired of the wrong choice being chosen. These days I only make more than one option if I'm really moved to. If I have strong feelings about a "right" option I only present them with that one option and present it to the client with confidence.

    Doesn't mean they won't nitpick but it cuts down on wasted work efforts.

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    simply do not give them the ones you don't like.

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    Just be patient.

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    Only making 1 example is not always an option. I made a DVD cover some time ago in which the client asked for 4 different versions.

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    This is a common problem faced by many designers. If you have very strong arguments, they often have a hard time refuting them. I agree that you are designing for the client and it is their choice, but if they come to you for advice. You should give them you best ones and be able to explain why:)

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    From my experience you just have to hope they trust your knowledge and experience. But never forget it's a two way street and it is their business you are designing for. You have to find that compromise and remember you are the designer taking on a challenge to solve the brief.

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    The more ideas you show, the more you are in for them to be selecting the one you least like. Show only things you are 100% comfortable with.

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    Graphic Designers

    Try to do your best...

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    When I send the different options, what I do is make a small explanation of everyone of them, and try to point out the pros of the one I think is best... many times they still won't choose it, but that's under their own risk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzegraphics View Post
    I have been designing for many years now but I am still finding it difficult to persuade customers to choose a certain design.

    Let me explain...I design 3 options. But I know 1 of them is the best and really want the customer to choose that 1.

    Most of the time they choose the worst 1 which really dissapoints me.

    Does any know of a way to persaude them to choose a certain 1 at least some of the time?
    What i do is;
    -Do not show them what i dont want to be chosen.
    -Do not show them more than one if i believe that one is the best solution.
    -Tell them to respect a professional or go work with some student to design their sh**!

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