I just worked with the least decisive client I’ve ever had, an attorney who wanted me to design an ad campaign for them to be used on Facebook and social media.
They wanted “edgy and very memorable” so I gave them that.
Me: Here’s the mockups for the series of 8 ads.
Client: Oh dear lord no, none of these are acceptable.
Me: You said edgy, and I gave you edgy but still tasteful.
Client: I meant change the font.
So, I toned it down, resubmitted to them, and waited. A few days go by and then I’m suddenly bombarded with revisions, which is something they’ve never ever done anything close to before. And then there are revisions on the revisions before I can even get around to doing the 1st set….
Next thing I know, another client clued me in on a secret Facebook group the attorney created and invited literally dozens of lawyers to suggest revisions. The attorney threw the raw designs open to the group and was literally sending me every revision suggestion they made.
Me: So, about the revisions. I won’t do design by committee, especially a committee of dozens of lawyers.
Client: But I thought you’d appreciate it. I open-sourced the design.
I tried to speak, but nothing came out. I’m still dumbfounded.