Me: “So what is your budget for the project?”
Client: “Well, i figured i would find out how much everything was going to cost and then fund raise for it.”
Client wanted us to design an animated ad to be played before a ceremony.
Client: “We want something very european, minimal, sleek kind of design.”
Upon the first evaluation meeting…
Client: “I think the design is too minimal, too sleek and too european.”
Us: “But that’s exactly what you requested.”
Client: “No, I never said it. The board doesn’t like it. You have to change it.”
We were wrapping a client’s project up and we asked them to send us the text content they wanted on the production version so we could flow it in. They asked what format did we need and we said really whatever works for them. What we received were cropped screenshots of word documents, which were each embedded into a word document.
After having a quite pleasant phone conversation with a client and discussing a proposed strategy for moving forward, they told me they hope I was not homosexual, because my site looked a “bit gay” with the pink.
I wrote off the hour and a half on the phone and did not proceed with any more negotiations.
Dental Office: “We would like to use your creative services but we would like to see some ideas and concepts before we give you the go ahead.”
Me: “Sure. And since you are a Dental office (and I’m already here), lets go into the next room so you can whiten my teeth. If I like the results, maybe I’ll agree to pay you.”