EP 217 | Friendly Advice for Emerging Designers with Annie Elliott
April 13, 2021
As a seasoned designer, how can we best support, encourage and inspire the emerging design professionals coming up behind us? Interior Designer and BOD™ member, Annie Elliot says it’s important to have a framework (like Business of Design®) thank you. And make sure newbies know the fundamentals, so they’ll succeed faster.
In this episode we learn:
- start with a framework (BOD™ works!)
- pay yourself first and build the business model around taking a salary
- be honest with prospective clients; ask for more money if that’s what
- you need
- setting parameters doesn’t scare clients away as frequently as it motivates them
- set a minimum with your first job out of the gate, you’ll succeed faster
- don’t reinvent the wheel—just follow a process that works
Talk about money with clients early and often.
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