I am a client of a designer. This is our first project/job for each party, and he is willing to do the design for me for free as long as I'm listed as his client on his site. So far so good, I'm happy with what he does. I guess he is a kind person.
I know our limits. He's fairly new with the business world and agrees to work for free to me. The point is, I want him to challenge my idea more. Every time he gives me his ideas, I give my feedback, and I really expect to have feedback on my feedback. I know that after all, he is doing the design for me, and if I say "I don't care what your idea is, just do it as I told you", then his job is to do it as I told him. However, I will never say that. I am aware that I have a lot of ignorance in designing. I believe that if we use rational, we will ultimately reach a consensus. I wonder that the lack of his feedback means that we have a consensus, or just he is doing what I want without making a feedback.
How do I get his feedback? How to get him to challenge my idea?