Thomas Marban sent me a note asking if he could run a promotion on his site. I said, "sure." A few days later, he sent me this url: popurls.com | seth godin. Check out how effortlessly he communicates with design. The typefaces, the color, the way he tweaked the image… Even without knowing English, you could look at this page and figure out something about the person running it.
This is an uncommon skill, which is why it’s so important. If it had been my work, it would have been far clunkier. What would your team have done?
PS, after seeing this post, Thomas sent me a note. I tweaked his English a bit, but he said, "that’s cool! btw, i didn’t even know that i had design skills." Exactly my point. It’s the way you see things, sometimes.