said, remove the image, but changes are going to be needed in output as we move forward with design and marketing materials like these."
This was for an annual invitation flyer that I lay out with updated info each year - I did streamline a lot from a previous design that had five typefaces. The previous years had a background image that had an even composition that didn't distract from the text. The project manager instead sends me lifestyle shots with a model centered in the photo. (BTW, this is for the same job which hasn't given me a raise in the six years I've been there; I'm not inclined to do my most creative work for them anymore.)
I'm tempted to write the following:
A few things... What you call "regurgitated" is me maintaining some consistency, so our invitees know what's being sent. If you want something that pushes the envelope, it would have been good for you to communicate that. I emailed