Can you make the font more dangerous?
Client: Can you make the colors on the website warm like a cheetah?
So I created the design around a warm color palette (oranges, yellows) and sent the proof off.
Client: No, I wanted blue.
Client: I need video streaming, contact forms, a small database for customer comments and a new logo made and hosting for 3 years with a bit of a download option for the videos too
Me: That all sounds reasonable, your original request terms this “Cheaply” what is your budget and I’ll advise as to what can be done realistically.
One client on seeing a logo design said “if you filled in that bit there and held it at angle squinted it would look like Mickey Mouse, so can you change it?”
After designing a brochure for a client, their last request was that I put a bright red triangle in the bottom right hand corner of the cover with a bold “OPEN ME” on it because they were afraid people wouldn’t know it was a brochure and that they could open it.
I was sitting with a client going over the site and they were wondering why when they underlined the text and made it blue in the CMS it didn’t “become a link.”
It needs more razzamatazz. More flair.
Client: “ Your presentation was perfect, your work is brilliant - the best of everyone, priced right and your references checked out”
Agency Rep: “May I ask why we failed to win the work?”
Client:“The other guys did a powerpoint, it had our logo in it and everything!”
Having just completed 60+ print ready files for previously approved packaging designs:
Client: I like it but we need to change the font.
Designer: Hmm. Okay we can do that but it will take about 3-4 hours to complete so we’ll have to add that on to the quote.
Client: NO, I don’t have to pay for font changes.
Artworking a job for a client involving a circular logo.
Client: “Can you please rotate the logo 360 degrees?”