So I’ve been out of school for three years…have worked at two ID consultancies in that time…one of which I still work at. In both cases the # of employees have been small…with just a few designers, engineers…and usually one main “Design Director” calling the shots.
I’m not sure if its just my situations…but each design director seriously suffers from ADD, lack of commitment, patience, and sloppyness. I’m curious if these are natural traits that ALL directors display in one form or another?
Has this happened to you?
Concept presentation due in two weeks. Design director is in and out of the office during this time. Keeps saying “good good good”… Day before presentation to client…director totally transforms the direction of the project. Designers stand by their ideas…but must make sacrifices. In the end the client goes with the initial concept of the designers.
I do understand the design process is stressful…especially with time/money on the line…as well as lack of client feedback. But so much indecision translates into wasted effort and money within the consultancy.
The messed up part is I find myself becoming more and more like this. Indecision of concepts…apprehension, etc…which I hate!
I’m sure a everyone experiences the stress of the office…but is everyone’s Design Director like this? Does this only happen at small consultancies?