Communication and Transparency
For any relationship to work, good communication and transparency is important. Meaningful design work stems from a clear brief which lays down the requirements and expectations up front. This is a good way to prevent unexpected obstacles cropping up further down the line. Click here for brief writing tips!
Throughout the project you will talk to the designers, whether it’s by email or by phone; make sure what you say is clear. Unfortunately, designers can’t read minds so if there is a goal you a trying to reach or a deadline you need to hit – tell them. If you have a burning question – ask it! It may reveal critical information and put the project on a new path. It doesn’t hurt to ask.