Not everyone is a good fit for you, and that’s okay!
But telling someone they’re not a good fit can be… awkward.
Here’s how do to it, professionally.
Option One – The pass off (before you’ve started working together)
After reviewing what you’ve sent me, I don’t feel that I am the best fit for your project. Here are a few other designers/developers/etc. whom I recommend:
[INSERT DESIGNERS' INFO HERE]
Please let me know if you’d like me to introduce you to either of them.
Option Two – The breakup (after you’ve started working together but before things have gone very far)
I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, and I just don’t feel like we are on the same page at all. You deserve a designer who “gets” you and I want to work on projects I feel passionately about. We’re just not the best match for each other. But I think I know someone who might be the perfect match for you.
Below is another designer’s contact info. She’s AWESOME and I think you two would be great together. I’m happy to make the introductions if you’d prefer, otherwise, feel free to drop her a line!
[INSERT DESIGNER'S INFO HERE]
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