A web designer contacted me to help redesign a WordPress theme on a short deadline. A new custom theme would have been an ideal solution to be able to convert it pixel perfect format to the design files, but with the deadline we decided to update the current theme. I explained that because we were working with an existing theme, some design elements needed to be compromised as it would be to complex to apply the theme customizations. In the end the designer and the client were happy with the updates. Phase 2 will be a new custom WordPress theme to their exact specifications.