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Just because you do awesome work does not mean that you’ll get one approval after another.
Such is the reality of life, something that proves to be burdensome for a lot of would-be designers to accept.
Unfortunately, having the endurance and motivation to go through it all is one of the traits required of a designer who would really make it big in the field, and giving up after a rejection or two only shows that this is one industry that they would never break into.
Why Designs are Rejected
So that’s fact number one about being a designer – you may be the most brilliant artist in the world, but that does not save you from rejection.
The important thing here is understanding why your designs are rejected and learning from that experience.
Why are designs rejected despite their uniqueness and charm?
There are so many reasons.
Your design may be groundbreaking and aesthetically amazing, but it may not convey the message that your client is hoping to spread.
It could be the epitome of modern design, but there is a possibility that it does not relate well to the specific audience that the client is targeting. Of course, there is also the possibility that you and your client has different tastes.
Inspiration from Rejection
Despite these “no’s” that you’ll be getting after giving it your best shot, do not be discouraged.
This happens even to the best designers in the world. Instead of taking it personally, giving up, or wasting time moping about it, use it as inspiration for future projects.
Learn everything that you can from the rejection.
- What were the client’s reasons?
- How could you have approached the design in a different manner?
- What could have made it better?
Being a designer means that you have this unwavering need to improve on things and to make them even better, something that you should remember each and every time a design of yours is rejected.
It’s all about finding ways to make your design better, even if you believed that it was perfect the way it is when you first submitted it.
Here are some awesome logos that unfortunately got rejected for a million different reasons.
Through these designs, we are hoping that you find inspiration and could come to understand that rejection is a constant in this field, but that should not be the cause for you to lose hope.