What's the Difference Between Expectations, Assumptions & Reality?

What’s the Difference Between Expectations, Assumptions & Reality?

We all have expectations of our clients and they have expectations of us or assume things based on things we communicate. The key is that we sometimes do not communicate information as well as we could, and we often times forget that no one is able to read minds. Expectations and assumptions can get us all into trouble if we don’t take a few moments to step back and think about how well we communicate details, how we can improve that communications and compare those expectations and assumptions to reality. By reality, we mean the facts. In today’s episode, Jessica and Dan talk about these types of expectations and assumptions, how they might get us into trouble, and ways to prevent them.

Dealing With and Avoiding Burnout

Dealing With and Avoiding Burnout

Getting burned out as a freelance designer is something we all deal with from time to time. It happens and it creeps up on us. Most of the time it’s avoidable but we never really see it coming because we’re wrapped up in our work. In this episode, Jessica and Dan discuss creative burnout, how it happens, when it happens and how to try and prevent it. Since no one is perfect and we love what we do so much (as designers) it’s not an exact science, but there are ways to look out for the warning signs.