Client: Here are the vector files! :-)
Attached - a folder of 200 KB jpeg files.
A client sent me an email asking for a vector portrait and provided a ton of photos. A few days later he emailed:
Client: Unfortunately, I can’t make payment, but I will send you the 13 gift e-books via Google Drive about various Essential Techniques in designing.
Good thing I didn’t bother in the first place.
This week's deal is on a Photoshop action that will turn any photo into an achingly beautiful artistic sketch.
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Normally this tool would cost $100, but this week it's only $7. Hey - you're not buying any coffees these days; treat yourself a fun toy and wow your clients!
Halloween is almost here, which means Christmas ads are about to start. That's annoying as heck, but it's a fact of life.
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Everything seemed perfect. A client I’d worked with before recommended me to her, she gave detailed descriptions of what she wanted the illustrations to portray, she suggested payment in advance because it was December and that would be better for her taxes and bookkeeping. I was more than happy to agree, expecting further details after the holidays.
January came and I’d gotten no information or any contact from her at all. She hadn’t even given me a deadline. I got worried and contacted her and we scheduled a meeting for the very next day.
Client: Did you bring anything with you to show your progress so far?
Me: I have nothing with me, no. I need you to give me further details to start.
Client: I’m not used to working with graphic artists. I don’t know these things.
Me: What sizes should I make the illustrations? Are they being printed? Who is printing it and what files do they need?
She really had no clue about anything. I got her to agree to print the illustrations through a printing company on A3 size paper.
Client: Great! I have to show these next week on Friday. Could you get them to me by Wednesday?
It was Thursday the week before. I was forced to work all weekend, and on the Monday I found out the printing company needed the finished files no later than Tuesday morning. I stayed up until 3 AM working to get everything finished.
On Sunday I received a single sentence email from the client thanking me for my “fantastic work”. I sent her a reply advising her to communicate more with the people she works with in the future to avoid misunderstandings and stress.
She never responded.
I was working with a nightmare client at an agency. He was constantly condescending, made impossible requests, and rude to everyone. His jobs started moving further down the priority list as we went because everyone hated working with him.
Client: You guys need a customer retention strategy.
We had one. We just weren't using it.
The following is a verbatim job posting I saw recently:
Client: I’m looking for someone to write high-quality concert annotations for a country music website. The candidate must have some expertise or be aware of the specifics of such kind of content. Your interest and familiarity with the country music world and desire to become a part of the project is highly preferable.
Client: I’m sorry I haven't paid you yet. It’s Chinese New Year, I’ve been super busy.
Me: Maybe, but I’ve been after you for three months. Chinese New Year isn’t three months long.
Client: I don’t want to pay the fees. Can you leave it up without fees?
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