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LESSONS LEARNED &
CHALLENGES OVERCOME

Ramchandani admits she has changed her methods for clients in the past, which is not a good
idea and cause some upheaval in the project. She
strongly advises that you stick to what is written
in the contract, even if some of that needs to be
updated from time to time. She also believes in
asking for help when it's needed..
"I don't have a business degree, so I've been
learning to do everything as I go,"said Ramchandani."It's overwhelming to do something new, but
learning to ask for help has been huge for me - it's
not something that comes naturally."
ŽClient Angst. One of the challenges of being a
designer is dealing with difficult clients, so she
suggests speaking regularly to avoid points of
tension and solve problems as they arise.
"If someone is being 'difficult,' it's most likely
because they are unhappy with our service or the
service of one of our vendors," said the designer.

"Keeping the lines of communication open is
the best way to resolve things before they become larger issues."
ŽStaying on Budget. Ramchandani and her clients have a realistic discussion about the budget before she begins the project. She educates
them by sharing costs of similar projects she has
completed, providing sample budgets and pricing out similar items to those they need at local
retail stores.
"We ensure we can achieve what a client wants
within a certain range, which is then noted in
the contract and repeated back to the client during our in-depth interview and progressive presentations," she explained. "If we cannot come
to an agreement, we do not take on the project.
I've learned the hard way that those projects will
never work out, and neither party will be happy
in the end."

Above photo by Winnie Au (winniewow.com)

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Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Trends from Salone
All Set for ICFF
Better Business
Learning Corner
Hot Topic
Solutions
Balanced Budget
What’s Hot
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