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Is it normal practice to screen share with a client?

This kind of depends upon who you ask. Here.... it would never be an option. Much the same way I do not work with a client standing behind me "dictating changes". There is no feasible reason why a ...
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Is it normal practice to screen share with a client?

I've been in and out of the graphic design world over several decades, and have also spent a lot of time in both technical writing / illustration and architectural design & 3D modeling - in all ...
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How to handle requests for revisions after final files have been submitted?

Any work requested after the project has finished, has been signed off on and final files have been delivered, is a new job. Charge accordingly. If it is a small revision, charge for an hours work. ...
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Is it normal practice to screen share with a client?

Since I like playing devil's advocate, I'll elaborate on situations where I think that kind of request would make sense. (spoiler: there aren't many) You have a client who has shown to be respectful ...
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Is it normal practice to screen share with a client?

I don't think it's "normal", although there are probably designers who do it. When deadlines have been tight, I've collaborated with clients over the phone while sharing static images with them at ...
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What "Graphic Design" is and must it include Animations?

Animation is not generally considered to be graphic design. It is a totally separate field. Although lately it has become more common to see animation coming out of graphic designers. Using blender ...
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Is it normal practice to screen share with a client?

This is a micromanager. This person is, as Billy Kerr notes, trying to stand over your shoulder and tell you exactly what to do. That is not a client you want to accommodate. Maybe this person doesn'...
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Is it normal practice to screen share with a client?

Not normal practice and you probably already know this from the way the question is asked. This is apparently about a logo so it cannot be text revisions, in which case he's probably looking to give ...
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What "Graphic Design" is and must it include Animations?

Everything you list would indeed fall under the blanket term "Graphic Design" in my opinion. Animation is to graphic design what web development is to graphic design or what 3D modeling is to graphic ...
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If I am not passionate at designing, should I quit?

If you do not have a real alternative, do not quit. Consider it a job. If you actually have something else you love, and the design job is pulling you away, then you probably need to quit, since it ...
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Unique opportunities for Electrical Engineers turned into Graphic Designers

I'm a big fan of multidisciplinary work so I really like how you're trying to make the best of both worlds. One potential area that I see is work with conductive inks and hybrid media. As both an ...
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Is it normal practice to screen share with a client?

I would use that session only to take notes. The question is, is that normal? On a cheap workshop where the "designer" is the client, and the operator is just the interface to the computer, yes. On ...
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What to do with clients files as I stop consulting?

Like all business with a client base, it's customary for the receiving business to pay a premium for the client acquisition. You are handing the other designer clients on a silver platter. You are ...
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Is overtime as a designer in a small agency really necessary?

Be aware... in the US, unless you are a salaried employee the law requires overtime be paid. Employees which are salaried often receive higher salaries with the understanding that they "work ...
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Is it possible to have an unique graphic style as an average graduate yet?

You can have a unique style at any level of a design career - even as a hobbyist. Many do inherently. But one also needs the ability to show off your style in any portfolio if employment is the goal. ...
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Graphic design job getting asked to copy other work

Obviously this has been answered multiple times already... But I have to put in my two cents. Firstly, has anyone mentioned copyright infringement? This link to Wikipedia denotes that copyright ...
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How to handle requests for revisions after final files have been submitted?

Cai's answer is of course correct. I'd still like to share my thoughts, especially on the question "How do you usually handle case like this?" In recent years I have been trying to work with ...
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Unique opportunities for Electrical Engineers turned into Graphic Designers

First, my background. I studied a couple of years of Mechanical Engineering before changing my career to graphic design. Although I was making visual things since I was like 8 years old and worked in ...
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What is "standard markup" for purchases which need to be passed on to the client?

The "oddly specific" 17.65% intrigued me. Here is why that number is sometimes used: It has to do with the way that commissions are calculated, such that the agency ends up making a 15% profit on the ...
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How can I convince my manager to stop predisposing our designers?

Give your manager a reason to agree with you. Why do you need something fresh? Are you losing your audience? If your not losing your audience yet, are there reasons why you will soon? Is the site ...
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RGB or CMYK for resume/portfolio

You do not need to work in CMYK... Unless you need to. The only reason somebody needs to work in CMYK is when your project needs to be printed on a commercial print, (offset print). In some few cases, ...
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How to quantify my experience as a designer on my résumé?

Your question is rather subjective, and I would say there's no right or wrong answer here. However, for what it's worth, here's my opinion: I don't think you need to put "mid-level" or "senior" on a ...
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If I am not passionate at designing, should I quit?

The reason people generally have passion for anything is that they have a motivator to do it. It doesn't matter if it's graphic design, car repair, physics, obscure math, or Legos, they have some ...
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Is overtime as a designer in a small agency really necessary?

Looks like you have 3 options: Find another job that would better fit your schedule and needs. Try to discuss this with your superiors and hopefully better define your daily schedule. Accept this job ...
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Unique opportunities for Electrical Engineers turned into Graphic Designers

Data visualization often requires a skill set that intersects with any science backgrounds. Since you were undoubtedly trained into using something like Matlab it can give you a serious leg up when it ...
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Unique opportunities for Electrical Engineers turned into Graphic Designers

Probably not possible in a specific or common way. Many people can fix cars and play the piano and go do the 3k marathon swimming and cycling, while their day job is in real estate. That doesn't mean ...
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RGB or CMYK for resume/portfolio

I would not assume the person receiving your resume will print it, unless they've told you so. Personally I would stick to RGB for a few reasons: Your resume will likely be viewed on screen. I don'...
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Graphic design job getting asked to copy other work

Late to the party but want to relay my own experiences: Several times I have been asked to do this. The first time, company got in trouble. The second time, the other company got in trouble and ...
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How can I convince my manager to stop predisposing our designers?

Physical examples of what you're looking for are always more useful to designers than words. How does a designer know what "fresh" means to you? If you have the time and resources I would suggest ...
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