Integrity is a characteristic that many of us value in ourselves, and it’s one we look for in those around us – specifically in our leaders. Integrity is a hallmark of ethical leadership – organisations want leaders that they can trust, and when you demonstrate integrity, you show everyone you can be trusted.
But what does it mean to have integrity, especially in design?
You could say that integrity is based on honesty, always doing the right thing no matter who is looking or when the choice isn’t easy. Or it might be that it is staying true to yourself, you word, your beliefs, even when faced with consequences for the choices you’re making.
When looking at integrity in graphic design, the focus turns to how graphic designers conduct themselves professionally. In a creative field achieving satisfaction on the end of both parties can sometimes be a difficult task.
Graphic designers today compete and work in a global arena. Making decisions about spec work, altering images digitally, negotiating client contracts, and coming to terms about what their responsibility is to their clients and colleagues are all part of the job.
Graphic Design Services comes down to preferences, and as a client, establishing a good relationship with a designer is the first step in ensuring a successful end result. This process is just as important for a designer as it allows them to get a better understanding of their customers wants and needs.
Keeping the lines of communication open, providing customer support wherever possible, asking for opinions and providing adequate guidance, and adapting the business model to suit the many changes that occur is crucial to maintaining a sense of trust and integrity.
To establish, develop, and protect your integrity, start by identifying your core values. These are the values that you refuse to compromise on, no matter what.
We have put together our key values that have helped us at Made Agency create and maintain lasting relationships with clients over a long period of time.
We always deliver high standards.
We are collaborative and value all opinions.
We are deliberate not desperate.
We work smarter not harder.
We do what we say.
We are innovators.