We have an animation budget of about $1200. We are looking for character designs, storyboards and animation. We are thinking along the lines of that Pixar Film with fish in it. You know the one? Finding Nema? It’ll get you good exposure. We’ll put it on Virgin Airlines.
Another entertaining first-contact with a no-go project proposal…
I wanted a theme for a blog that I would need. I need the blog to be very taky, very web2.0-ish. I need in similar layout (layout, not colors and style) like http://psdtuts.com/ I am willing to pay $150 for this. But I will need a lot of designing since this is a blog which will be hooked on to several other things. If you want to help me out, you will get 15% of what I make, here is my business plan. I am already working in the field and I have 2 years of experience, as well as idea regarding business planning, hosting, wordpress diagnostics, marketing. All I need is a developer.. Again, here's the plan. User gen. Review website The mini pitch: “You write, we pay”He goes on to describe what it is, how it works, “why it’s hot” (oh man, he really knows how to get me wet), etc, but it’s nothing I haven’t heard before and given the subject of this blog, nothing you probably haven’t heard before either. I just hope that with this guy’s 2 years of experience and an idea about how to plan a business, he doesn’t find incredible success and end up being the one that got away.
After several phone conversations and submitting a fair and direct proposal to a potential client, we received an email with the following message:
At this moment all I have to judge your abilities on are websites your company designed. I picked your three companies after searching the Internet and making note of what I saw. Even with all of this, it does not help me get a feeling for how you see my sight and how you would make it unique. We are looking for a site that creates interest to anyone who lands on it regardless of who or why they landed there. I am asking you to please submit a home page design to help me and my Board of Directors choose the design company that we feel will represent us best.Really? Okay, so let me get this straight. Out of all of the design companies on the Internet you’ve narrowed it down to us and two other firms. Even though you think we’re one of the top three web shops on the entire Internet (which is ridiculous) you still don’t have enough confidence in our capabilities and you want a home page designed first before you accept our proposal. Not only that, you want a home page that will create interest for “anyone who lands on it regardless of who or why they landed there”. Oh, and you want it for free.
I’m sorry sir, we won’t be taking your project.
Initial email from a client:
I’m working with a web developer to build a website. The purpose of this website is to calculate certain outputs based on very specific inputs. This website will be, and currently is, private (access given by administrator). It will not have a large audience, nor is there potential for a large audience (potentially 100, maybe a few hundred but probably not more than 1,000). The developer has built the back-end and created a simple front-end GUI; however, because this is going to be used by, albiet, a small audience, it should have a friendly and simple to understand design, GUI and user experience. The total number of pages currently included in the front-end website is 19.
When asked to elaborate:
The website is an elaborate calculator. Those given access, sign in, are taken to a home page, click on a specific sub-page and are then taken to a front-end GUI that calculates an output. If you would be so inclined, and before getting too specific, I would need to send you an NDA for execution by someone eligible to sign the document at xxxxxxx.
for the header i would like a font that looks good and is simply more unique then arial :)A client’s feedback on my use of Gotham in a mockup (via lukees)
“I’m pretty broke right now".
Client: I can pay you a deposit of 50%. Can we arrange the other 50% with revenue sharing?
Sam: I'll consider this job over the weekend. Client: Thanks, do you still want to do it? Sam: Go to Line 1