I work on a design as discussed. Client gives me a deadline of a few weeks from now. I complete some concepts and I’m just about to send them off when I get this email:
Client: We had a look online and have come up with a design which I think we are going to go for. I’m not great with computers but we had to get something quickly so we worked until 5am putting it together.
Client shows me their design, created using clip art and crazy fonts, likely created with a free website and google images.
Me: Um… ok. I do have some concepts here that I’ve already completed.
Client: Oh we don’t need them. We like what we made ourselves
I come across the printed version of the client’s design and it’s a combination of misaligned and poor quality bits and pieces, coupled with emojis within the text and about 8 different typefaces. There were also clearly bleed and margin issues as well.
There’s a reason we get paid to do this work.