A great visual explanation of a complicated ongoing issue for creatives. The balance of getting the correct amount of time allocated and approved by your client or employer for the quality of work that the project demands is never easy.
Artist: Mo Selim
When I was a younger designer instead of asking for more time to get the end result I wanted I would absorb the burden. I would often take the project home and I would sacrifice my personal time to make it right; albeit very late nights or precious weekends.
The lesson I ultimately learned is that the only result you ever achieve is that you train your client to gauge your work on a false ratio of quality vs time. This is a bell that cannot be unrung.
The secondary and compounding effect is that the loss of personal time equates to a loss of your free downtime. This prevents you from having the necessary stress release that designers desperately need. Usually, this spirals down to your loved ones and can be extremely destructive for relationships.
My solution is simple, explain to the client or your employer that good work takes time and that if you had more time to expand on the concept it would be beneficial for everyone. If that does not work my advice is just to move on; it’s as simple as that. There will always be another project. The clients will always try and push you. Don’t let them win.
Quality, Speed or Price: The Unattainable Triangle