This Valentines Day I just want to send out out a little love to all my clients. There are lots of sites out there that talk about horrible clients, and I can certainly relate to most of what’s on Clients From Hell, that isn’t the norm for me at least. I work mostly with start-ups and small business and feel fortune to have worked with each and every one of my clients. Here’s a few things that makes them so special.

Mutual Respect

Nobody knows your business like you do, I know I certainly don’t. It’s working together, as a team that we can come up with the best designs. My clients give me to leeway to do my job and they know where my expertise comes in. They listen to me and I listen to them.

Push for Excellence

Since I work from home alone a majority of the time there isn’t anyone to show my designs to or to bounce ideas off of. That’s where my clients come in. You are my sounding board and since you are the final decision maker, who could be better. Together we take the designs to that next level. I love it when a client comes back and says, well, it’s better, but it’s not quite exactly what I had in mind. You know what, they are usually right. When we keep tweaking it a little bit more and a little bit more, it goes from really good, to great!

Can you also do???

Recently I’ve had a few clients ask if I’ve ever done an iPad app product video or an RSA Animation video? I love the fact that my clients somehow think I may be able to do this for them, but I also know my own limits. Most importantly I want my clients to get the best possible product in the end. Short answer is, no I haven’t, but I’m more than happy to research that for you. I love helping figure out if that’s something we can do together or if someone is out there can do it for you within your budget, that really knows what they are doing. I do the research, lay out all the options and let the client decide.