I am a graphic design student and a few days ago I designed a resume for myself. It was in full color and featured infographics; I figured it should be eye-catching.
Later, I showed it to a friend who wanted me to do one like it for him.
Me: Okay, just send me what info you want on it and I’ll get started.
Client: Sure! I can’t wait.
He didn’t send me anything. About a week later:
Client: So how’s the design going?
Me: You haven’t sent me any information. I can’t design an infographic without it.
Client: Oh just design something and send it to me so that I can complete it.
Me: Or you could just send all the information and I’ll do it for you.
Client: Okay I’ll send you something.
Rinse, repeat. Eventually, he did send me some actual info and I made a simple design. I sent him the final result and he was really happy with it… until I got this text:
Client: Everyone criticized my new resume. They said I should go for something more conventional, so I’m just going to take your design and modify it a little bit.
Needless to say, I’m not doing any favors for him ever again.