As in-house graphic designer, I worked with an interior designer on a design for an exhibition stand for our company at a big London furniture show. With dark wood panels and simple silver lettering, it looked great.
However, a salesman who liked to make his own Powerpoint presentations had talked them into letting him create an animated presentation that would be displayed on a loop on a big flatscreen in the middle of the stand.
I arrived at the exhibition to see the company name in comic sans, flashing in purple and yellow and pictures of chairs flying around the screen.
I expressed my dismay to another member of staff who was also watching it – he said that he thought it was comparable with anything I’d ever done.