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Working with clients

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 3/2/20

In design and video production business world, students can expect to work with clients. These might be internal clients—another department needing materials designed—or external clients seeking an organization’s services. Use this activity to Introduce best practices for working with clients to create projects that address client’s audience, purpose, and goals.

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1+ Day
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ACA Dreamweaver 2.6; ACA Photoshop 1.4; ACA Premiere Pro 2.6; ACA Flash Professional 1.6; ACA Illustrator 1.4; ACA InDesign 1.4
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Knowledge Constructor
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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/21/19 11:44:50 PM Permalink

Excellent resource for students and professional to line up with clients

Percy Ordonez

Posted on 8/19/19 12:40:52 AM Permalink

Awesome! I will share this with my students​

Russell Pritchard

Posted on 6/26/19 11:54:37 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing. These are so helpful.



Posted on 6/4/19 8:29:31 PM Permalink

​This activity is necessary for infographers, today students to respond as best as possible and with an optimized time to the expectations of their customers.

Kathy Vaske

Posted on 5/8/19 10:34:21 PM Permalink

Thank you. This is excellent training material. The most beautiful design is a waste if it does not deliver the intended result/response, and for that to happen, the team needs to ensure they have listened and addressed the clients' desires, audience, and final outcomes.​

James Rafferty

Posted on 5/8/19 3:55:23 AM Permalink

Very important and sometimes overlooked topic. Great attention to detail

Lauren Petiti

Posted on 5/2/19 4:04:21 PM Permalink

​This looks like it'll be useful for CTE classes! Next year I'm hoping to integration more interaction with clients in student work.

Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/2/19 7:09:39 AM Permalink

​Id never thought to actually have a full lesson on this. I talk to students often about client interaction and committee, but not this specifically. Thanks for sharing!

Aaron Kapala

Posted on 3/21/19 9:30:12 PM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 3/20/19 2:52:12 PM Permalink

​thanks for sharing

James Tyler

Posted on 2/1/19 9:46:47 AM Permalink

Awesome resources, thank you Abobe!