Client: I need you to do this design EXACTLY like this Word art.
Me: Can I modify the colors? The purple and green are clashing quite a bit.
Me: But I can pick the fonts correct?
Client: We’ve chosen the fonts.
Me: There are so many fonts, can I…
Client: Stick to what’s there.
Me: The layout is…
Client: Keep the layout.
He was beaming, impressed with his “virtuoso” design skill and authority.
Client: This is TERRIBLE! It looks atrocious, I thought you were a professional!
Me: Sir that is YOUR design, mine is on the second page.
Client: (mumbling) Oh… still looks really bad…The colors look ugly, there are lots of different fonts, and the layout cuts out in the middle…
Me: That’s the design you demanded.
At this point, he looked sad and defeated.