Some of the fundamentals of packaging design business management include authoring proposals and contracts, enforcing time-management protocols, developing budgets, and managing both projects and project teams. Communicating with the client is perhaps the most critical management skill at a packaging design firm.
The design firm must always remain on an equal footing with the client. Many clients come to the table without a full understanding of the creative process. It is therefore the design team's responsibility to keep the client informed about the design process as well as where the project stands in that process. A successful final outcome and a long-term working relationship can only result from open, respectful, and professional communications.
Challenges in Managing Projects and Clients