Tell Me Why

Here’s a question I posed to a colleague this morning.

You go to a doctor right. He says, “You’ve got cancer on your spleen. We’re going to remove your spleen.” You don’t say, “Let me see the xray…I don’t think that’s a cancer. I’m gonna prescribe myself 500mg daily of DrugX.” Right?

So why do you go to a graphic designer, pay them to make you something then say, “I think this should be over here and this over here and that over there.” You’re paying them for their expertise right? For their knowledge and skills? If not you could have done it yourself.

Trust in the skills and knowledge of your designer. They’re there to help you make good design decisions.