The 5 Stages of Designer Grief According to Angela Liao

Ever have a brilliant idea for a campaign or client, but when you present your brainchild, it goes over like a lead balloon? We've all been there at some point in our careers.

It's painful to hear that your design concept was received poorly or your humorous ad copy bombed. But no matter how talented you are, you'll likely be the recipient of unwelcome feedback from time to time. How gracefully and effectively you respond to constructive criticism can have an impact on your professional success.

So, how can you make the most of a bad situation at work? Step one: Recognize you may experience a wave of emotions, as illustrated by this comic from Angela Liao of 20px.  


Need more tips for turning a bad workplace situation around? Read our post on how to handle criticism with grace.