Should designers ever turn down new work?

It can be tempting to say yes to every new design project that comes your way, but there are myriad reasons to turn down prospective clients. Questionable ethics, impossible budgets, dodgy politics... It might be down to a good, old-fashioned clash of personality or values.

The trick is being able to recognise when work might not be right for you. To that end, we asked seven leading designers what would drive them to say no to new work...

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