How to Communicate Your Needs to a Design Studio

Working with a creative studio is all about helping you to reach your goals as an organization or company. This can be seamless, but it is not always easy. In order to establish a great working relationship, we need some help from you! We pride ourselves on being easy to communicate with but there are some things that you can do to help us out.

Our job is to hear your organizational problems, needs, and goals, and translate those into a series of ways that we can use design thinking to move you forward. Reaching out to a design agency is no different than telling your story to your friend. You need to be able to communicate your needs/goals/main points while also keeping your audience involved.

This story is like any other good story; there is a beginning, middle, and end. In the beginning, you can describe the history of your organization, the reason why this design problem came about and why you have reached out to verynice. The middle covers the meat of what the engagement would look like. We want you to share what you really need help on. The ideal way of sharing this is problem based, we are here to come up with the solutions. That is our job! The end of the story covers some very important to pieces to keep in mind. For every engagement, we want you to communicate the following items as they help us to give an accurate proposal on how we can collaborate.

  • Expectaions

  • Ideal budget

  • Ideal Timelines

The story is not without characters or intrigue; it has a protagonist (you), a goal, an obstacle to reaching that goal, and a supporting cast (verynice) who can help you to get there.

Now we understand that some times you will come to us and not know much or any of these things, and that is ok! Understanding that we don't know what we don't know is part of design thinking, and being up front about that can help us to help you craft the perfect project scope.