The Necessity of Professionalism

The Necessity of Professionalism

On design professionalism, how to deal with clients, and how to deal with you.

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Jason VanLue

July 10, 2013
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  3. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM Whatchoo talkin’ ‘bout One The

    Necessity of Professionalism Two How to Deal with Clients Three How to Deal with You
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  5. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM The necessity of professionalism “professionalism

    means, in every situation, willfully gathering responsibility rather than avoiding it.” —Andy Rutledge
  6. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM The necessity of professionalism One

    Responsibility Two Accountability Three Expertise
  7. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM WHY DO WE NEED PROFESSIONALISM?

    We are problem solvers. We aren’t surgeons...but what we do ma ers.
  8. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM WHY DO WE NEED PROFESSIONALISM?

    Our clients need us to be professional. And we need us to be professional too.
  9. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM Whatchoo talkin’ ‘bout One The

    Necessity of Professionalism Two How to Deal with Clients Three How to Deal with You
  10. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with clients

    The first way: They want and need a strong leader.
  11. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with clients

    The second way: They are the domain expert. You are the design expert.
  12. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with clients

    The third way: They need to be coached.
  13. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with clients

    The fourth way: They want dependability.
  14. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with clients

    The fi h way: They aren’t paying you to design...they’re paying you to ship.
  15. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with clients

    The sixth way: Don’t die on stupid hills.
  16. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM Whatchoo talkin’ ‘bout One The

    Necessity of Professionalism Two How to Deal with Clients Three How to Deal with You
  17. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with You

    The first way: Design for the problem. Not the trend.
  18. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with You

    The second way: Learn to accept criticism.
  19. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with You

    The third way: Learn how to manage.
  20. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with You

    The fourth way: Establish Systems.
  21. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with You

    The fi h way: Don’t chase the dollar.
  22. @designorlandofl THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONALISM How to deal with You

    The sixth way: Design for the work you want.
  23. Professionalism matters. @jasonvanlue