Design is often described as collaboration between creative and client—two individual entities coming together to solve a business, communication, or even social problem.
The design process is commonly structured around a linear progression of research, concept development, design, and production.
In this scenario, “research” might include a comprehensive audit of internal and external documents, interviews with stakeholders, and reviews of competitive marketing materials. These initial activities arm the designer with a thorough understanding of client goals and help to determine strategy and visual direction.
A third party plays an essential but sometimes ...