Client: Web 2.0… that’s a Microsoft application, right?
“We were wondering if you could possibly use snowflakes that look a little more masculine.”
“My wife really hates blue. So does my secretary.”
Working on a project targeting the tween market, the client nixed all of our ideas (even though the focus group testing numbers were off the charts) and instead started throwing in their own ideas. The clients were all in their late 40’s and were pitching us concepts that were cringe-worthy. When the boss politely mentioned to the clients that creative teams fresh out of school probably have a better grasp on youth market trends and interests the client snapped back “I think I have grasp on what youngsters find groovy.”
Instead of edits or comments, I’ve just drawn sad faces in places where I don’t like the copy.
I sent some screenshots of a design to clients for approval before coding. It was a JPG attached to an email.
“Frankly, we’re disappointed. No images fading in and out, no video, links not working…”
They went on to insist that every page was had a different design, objected to pictures being rectangular (really), and complained that everything was so small (to fit in a 1024 screen width).
It was settled out of court.
When I get a business card this size (not 3.5 x 2 inches), I think that that person is a fag.Client, after reviewing a 2 inch square business card proof
Client: I already know what I want for the logo. It’s a house, with a face, and it’s on wheels with an exhaust pipe coming out of the back which is shooting out smoke in the shape of dollar signs.
I worked on a series of banner ads for a company. After 4 rounds of pretty much no direction to go by, he delivers this ‘feedback’:
“If I 100% knew what we needed, I could provide more feedback - we’re really looking for something beyond what we can explain in words to someone.”