Not every project, is a home run, a beautiful piece and a happy customer. Sometimes you don’t finish the project. Sometimes you don’t get it right. What you always hope for is that in the end, you learn from it.
I have learned a lot from my mistakes over the years. The first notable one in my career was flipping a product image and thus reflecting the logo to appear backwards. The client called me out (nicely, I’ll add) and that just the beginning of the list. I continued to succeed and fail my way through my days at the agencies and nights at home, freelancing.
The most recent of failures became one of my biggest lessons yet. I learned to keep my word, stand up for my work, and treat my work like a real business.
I was so eager to get the project, I bid low to make sure I had the opportunity. It’s also important to me that each business I work with, is set up to succeed. If that means, I work for less to make sure they have the materials they need, so be it. [Important to know that there is a limit to this rule.] Up
In the end, I didn’t fail, I won. I pushed for good work, I collaborated with some amazing women, and in the end, put my work and integrity as a priority.