I was started working for a recruiting company redesigning their website. The client sent me a logo that was really old-fashioned and ugly.
Client: Don’t worry. I know that logo is out of date. We’re just going to use it as a placeholder until the new one is done. It’s going to be much more modern and streamlined.
Phew. I went to work, doing my best to create a beautiful modern website for them. Then they sent me the new logo.
It was just as ugly and old-fashioned – maybe more so.
Me: Uh… Can I ask who designed this logo?
Client: (proudly) I got it from one of those websites that design logos. It was free!