Letting The Designer Know How Involved You Want To Be
It’s helpful to tell the designer how involved with the project you want to be. Clients are all different. Designers are all different. Some clients want to have a lot of input into every step of the design, while others want to just trust the designer’s judgment and have them finish the project using what they determine is best. You, as the client, need to tell the designer how involved you want to be.
Find out how the designer works best (with or without micromanaging) and figure out how much input you want to have in the design. Do you want to direct the design, or do you want to stand back and let the designer figure out what to do? A mix? Figure it out and let the designer know.
If you pretty much know what you want and need, you need a designer who isn’t going to get in the way and butt heads with you. If you don’t know what you want, you need a designer who can take the bull by the horns and do the job without a lot of input. Sometimes a designer is a mix of both, but designers tend to lean one way or the other and have a preference.