— A client who accidentally CC’d me in an email to his colleague after inquiring about a project.
feedback from a children’s daycare website
I was designing a female mascot.
Client: I want a mascot that appeals to both male AND female viewers!
I make a motherly figure.
Client: …. Obviously, she’s too fat. Can you make her look like a blonde Wonder Woman?
Against my better judgement, I do.
Client: Make her breasts bigger too! And let’s make those daisy dukes, and we’ll have her holding a shotgun!
I was editing a promo video for a race car website that featured shots of cars zooming around, drifting, splashing water, etc.
The largest production piece was a big race to the finish line, so I used a shot of the checkered flag to end the video before dissolving to the logo.
Client: I don’t know, do you think ending with the checkered flag is too gay?
Client: I mean, if it’s too gay we shouldn’t use it.
Me: I don’t think it’s too gay.
Client: But it’s the obvious choice, right? Despite being gay?
Client: Not that I have anything against gay people… wait, you’re not gay, are you? I guess you’d know best if you are.