Most of us are at the point where we've spent quite a lot of time refining how we do our jobs, and how to get the best out of not only ourselves, but our clients too. However, there is always going to be something that someone else does that you haven't thought of, or they're doing it better. I thought this would be a good opportunity for some of our more experienced designers to share some knowledge with some of our fresher designers, I hope lots of you will participate What I'm really after is an answer to the question, what is it about you and your work flow that makes you successful? What techniques or approaches do you use with clients in order to get the best results for your project? For example, I always make it a point to get my clients to provide me with a list of 3 designs that are similar to what they want and then I get them to annotate them, explaining what they do and don't like. I find this often forces them to really think about their decisions, and makes it a lot easier to give them what they want. Maybe you have a more effective way of doing this? Are there any methods or processes that you think are better or worse than others? For example, in a client meeting the other day we had to go over specific colour choices and palettes, it's quite hard to do that without something like photoshop in front of you, which isn't always possible and wasn't then. So I got the client to use the kuler colour wheel, which worked really well: https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/ Perhaps you've found a faster way of doing this? Have you found any useful tools or web services Some times I need to work remotely and show my work to clients in a collaborative atmosphere where they can give feedback and communicate without having to do everything by email. I've found a pretty good web tool which allows me to do this for free, it's called Conceptly: http://www.concept.ly/ This seems to be more appropriate for lager projects like mobile apps, but it's really handy and quite easy to use! Don't feel limited to the questions above, contribute in any way you like! But also, is there something that you think would benefit your work flow that you can't find or simply isn't available at the moment that you think would really help you improve your work flow? Or if you have any other contributions to make, please do so!