Client: I have a file ready to print that a colleague designed. Can I have 1000 flyers for Friday?
Me: Sure, send over the file and we’ll print it right away.
Client: Here is the print-ready file.
STORY TYPES Design Disasters
I once designed a website for a client who made a few specific requests: to only use freestockphotos.com, and to use the colors in her (very 90s) logo. Those colors were bright yellow, dark blue, and red.
I somehow managed to finish the job, but to this day I cringe at the thought. It still exists, hosted on an outdated Wordpress instance and presumably hacked ten times over from lack of updates.
Me: I’m back from my work trip. Do you still need those modifications to your logo files?
Client: Hey! I was actually able to talk with my IT guy and he taught me how to use gimp to do all of that. But I will definitely let you know if I need anything else done.
Me: (WRITHING IN SYMPATHETIC PAIN FOR USING GIMP)