…October. It’s normally nothing special. But this year it is rather impractical as I still have three interesting models to shoot with. One I’ll do indoor at the company I work. Kind of business shots for my portfolio. But with the other two we’ll see. I know I’m not the worst photographer on earth, but the huge positive feedback on my photos from people and companies using and purchasing them and also the nice feedback on my new photoblog is overwhelming. Two people called me a true artist with a lens, but normally I’m the kind of person who’s rather skeptical when someone’s singing praises on my work. You can do better at anything you do as there is no real perfection existing in this world. This look on “created things” helps me a lot at work, as it is normal that customers without any sense of design have just their subjective taste to rely on. If I would be the person to be sad or depressed after a negative customer feedback I surely would have chosen a different job by now. Why this deepness of thoughts at a sunday morning? Good question. Maybe the weather that sucks a**. Maybe this is just one of the less moments I output some of the deeper thoughts I have. Or maybe it is because of the long telephone chat I had yesterday evening with a fellow designer who is not really happy in her job at a large agency in Stuttgart. She didn’t expect customers to be SO rude. Hope I helped a bit in finding the right way to tackle with this. Just don’t forget: A customer (normally) doesn’t have a problem with you or your work. He just has his own personal taste. It may suck. But overall your job as designer is it to even create something that looks great and fits the sucky taste of a customer. Sadly not really a lot of customers know they should stay out of design or shouldn’t deliver powerpoint sketches for brochures or websites. This even becomes worse since the industry providing “basic user graphics tools” to the end consumer tells them that “everyone can do good design”. That’s crap. “Everyone” can tackle with red eyes on photos, create photo calendars or shirts using their digital photos. But that really has nothing to do with “doing good graphics or designs”. On the other hand everything changes and so does the way designers have to work. On different media. Different ways. I found this out a long time ago. And if you do so too. It really helps to keep the fun at the job.