Dear friends and colleagues,
My special thanks goes to Carju1 for his careful understanding and inputs as well as my sincere apology to Sudhani for taking a wrong picture of his situation.
You were right that we jump into conclusion because of the lack of information or not having enough time to read the whole history behind a subject. Sometimes our mistakes happen for good reasons to learn and define hidden values. It’s true that a designer’s brain is located inside the heart. That’s again the reason why an artist sees the world so beautiful and clean. Once again that’s another reason why artists afraid of facing impurities as if of a definition of the word distrust. Design is not only dealing with drawing tolls and computer but public relation and friendly communication which are the core of inspiration. The candle wouldn’t light without matches. Recently Rocky came with a caring topic in this forum and I was very touched and praised him ever since. He mentioned that a couple of our Canadian colleagues had a car accident and asked every one to write for them. That was so nice and makes us to believe and trust in each other’s faith and manners.
I really was not hurt by the “Hahaha thing” in fact laughing is healthy and much better than grieving. My sadness was due to getting a wrong picture of the situation that you were in and therefore asking you kindly to forgive me on that. However, I became very sensitive by putting myself into your situation dealing with a group of inexperienced fashion designers who wanted you to make them look great out of nothing. That work was too good for that client, but never should be presented as job reference to the board of Armani designers, unless to make them understand that the job was done to the need and the level of the quality design and performance of the client that you were working for. Your client had only a dozen of primitive sketches to tell the world what? And you as a web designer expected to do what? If you have super imposed your design, then the site represented you instead of your client, and that is a big mistake to do. As Brettgodfrey said earlier in this forum “I hope the sites I deliver for clients say much about them and nothing about me.”
I still believe that it is so important for a designer to have the courage to refusing projects that does not feel to fit in. That’s what I do, not when I was young. Those times I was getting so exited of taking in of any coming assignment as a potential job. Today, I study the project very carefully and try to see whether it is anything for me or should refer it to someone else. Twice I had inquiries to design porno websites and I turned them down immediately. However, a week ago had a nice inquiry regarding September eleven, and that is what I love to work for. Some projects I like so much that I even love to do it with no charge. I have done some of those and earned a lot spiritually rather than materially.
Sorry for a long writing, and must stop hear because I am very behind a tight schedule and have to hurry up before Monday.
Well, thanks again for clearing a better picture and a wonderful topic to discuss.