This is me… Trish Burton
Do you ever engage a designer, get an amazing design and then just like that they are gone!
You have a whole folder of different files, beautiful designs and no idea what they all do!
Does this sound familiar?
I have been a designer for quite a while (20 years in fact) and in the early days I took my knowledge for granted and naively assumed my clients knew what I was talking about?!? (Now it’s just my family that doesn’t know what I am talking about…hehe)
It wasn’t until I had a little detour from being a graphic designer into the world of teaching graphic design that the penny finally dropped, so to speak.
I learnt how to educate people and never to take knowledge for granted. I now have a real respect for how empowering knowledge and education can be and I try my best to make sure others get the feeling of confidence that goes along with that.
I don’t know about you but sometimes I find it a bit intimidating to ask another professional about the seemingly obvious things related to their profession.
Sometimes their response sounds like gobbledygook… and then sometimes the response is even accompanied with a good old fashioned eye roll!!!… UNCOMFORTABLE… and where is my invisible cloak?
Now that I know what I do, I ensure I provide easy to understand resources so that all my clients can confidently have a little design lingo and understanding to get them by. They walk away happy and confident talkin’ the talk and walkin’ the walk!