This last weekend I did some free consulting along with other designers like Bunny Williams and Alexa Hampton as a part of the AD Home Design Show. I have to say it was so great to just be a consultant, people would sit down ask my opinion, I would give it to them and then my responsibility was over.
If they did or didn’t take my opinion great! Some people did listen to me and then come back with, “what about doing something different like….” my response was you can do want you want but this is my suggestion. I had given my input and then my job was over. This is so different then working with a client who wants a continuous back and forth dialogue.
It wasn’t just me who felt this way the other designers felt the same, how nice it was just to give ideas and the “client” could decide if they wanted take it or leave it. It was a great job for the day.