Hi. What’s up with you?
I have to check on my day ones now because I’ve been hearing many people saying that they have malaria.
Malaria wey you no fit taste or smell, e fit don pass malaria o.💀
Chinua Achebe once said
“When an handshake extends beyond the elbow, it has become something else”
Shora ko mask up. Corona is still outside.🌚
Anyway, pleasantries aside, we’re still in the world of designers & we’ll be talking about the business of design today.
Just like every other field, there’s the skill to design and there’s the business of design.
There’s a lot of resources about the skill of design. This will include tools, tips etc, but the how tos about running design as a business, the art of being a designer, not so much.
Today, I’ll try to talk about it a little bit.
There are many things involved in the business of design: pricing, customer relations, project management, storytelling, collaboration, proposals, sales, legal, time management etc.
I mean, sometimes you find great designers who aren’t getting as many gigs as they should or not raking in the large dollar dollar bills, when people are less skilled than they are getting the mulla.
A million and one problems, but finding answers to these questions isn’t hard for me to do.
I sat down with two designers: Felix and Praise, who gave me their honest opinions about the business of design.