Can you ever really solve your own problems?
Is that philosophical question, or what?
It could be argued that if you could solve the problem, it wouldn’t be a problem in the first place. But most non-profits deal with problems — problems of their clients, problems of their employees and usually people end up on this blog because they’re trying to solve a design problem.
The good news is that you don’t have to solve your own design problems.
The first step to getting your problem solved is booking a consult.
When people book a consultation, I start gathering information about the project goals, my gears are spinning from the first contact. The investigation starts right away!
This can be overwhelming, but my experience helps me to guide people through the process. At times, people aren’t clear on what their project goals are, or what they need, I get to the core of the project right from the beginning. We talk about all of the things I’ve been writing about for the last few weeks — audience, purpose, goals, intention — so that I can draw out the most essential information and start the design from a place of strategy.
After a call I’m able to put together a project proposal, outlining all of the deliverables, deadlines, client responsibilities, and cost. This ensures we all start the project with the same expectations and understand our responsibilities.
Once the ink is dry on the contract, we get to work!
If you’re struggling to articulate your goals, or understand the purpose of what you’re doing, don’t feel bad, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture when you’re focused on the day-to-day. Why not book a phone call and get some help?