Am I a good designer?
Well, that depends entirely on you, my dear client.
If you respect me, my work, my time, and my advice, I will reward you with an undying passion. For a designer, undying passion translates to great work.
But if you hire me because you think your business is somehow doing me a favor, if you hire me to be nothing more than the hands that execute your pre-formed perfect little idea, if you set out to manipulate me, if you think my field in general doesn’t require the same grit and mental capacity as yours, then, my dear client, then I will give you work that is disappointing to you and to myself. Not intentionally, of course. It’s just the endless cycle of shit upon shit upon shit.