It’s true what they say – beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and for us, the creative agency, sometimes our clients can have a unique vision for their desired outcomes. Sometimes, you have to fight for your art.
As a creative agency, you’re hired to bring new and fresh ideas to your clients. You’re not just a bunch of people who can Photoshop things together—you are visionaries behind the scenes that help companies and brands stand out from the crowd. And sometimes, when you bring in an idea for a client, they may love it. They may even say it’s perfect. But then, give you too many notes, and you start to wonder if maybe it isn’t as perfect as you thought.
That’s okay! It’s okay to push back and fight for your creative ideas. Sometimes your client means well, but maybe their idea isn’t exactly what they want in the end. Maybe they want something more specific than “make us look cool.” Maybe their vision isn’t as clear as yours is right now because they haven’t had enough time to think about it yet or because they haven’t seen what else is out there either. They’re not sure what options are available to them at this point. Who knows!
Leonardo DaVinci was a freelance artist.
He had to deal with clients, the same as we do. He had to deal with clients who didn’t understand his vision. He had to deal with clients who wanted him to paint their portraits in the nude. (Whatever a client wants, right?)
What’s the most important thing you can take away from Leonardo DaVinci’s career? That he was a creative, just like you. And that he fought for his art. He knew what he wanted, and he got it done. He didn’t let anything stand in his way, even if it meant fighting for what he believed in.
If you want to be successful creatives, you need to fight for your work, just like DaVinci did. You don’t have to be jerks about it or anything—but you do need to stand up for your vision.
We hope this blog has inspired you to trust your gut and go for it when it comes to your next project!