I’m a designer who specializes
in cover artwork. This client was really excited to work with me after seeing
with my portfolio, and wanted a cover image for an upcoming project. He wanted a
mixed media, “painterly” vibe.
Me: Because of
the scope of this cover, it will take at least a full week for me to be able to
get you the first version.
fine, take your time no rush. I like your work and we’ll like you to take your
Me: Here’s what
i’ve come up with please review and let me know if there’s anything you’d like
Client: I love
the concept and all the sleeves, my only concern is that the guitar used on the
front cover is not the right one.
Me: Ok no problem
please send me a picture of the exact guitar you want to see on the cover and I’ll
make some modifications.
Me: Please send
me the exact image of the guitar you’d like me to use.
heading to a gig. I send it to you tomorrow
Day 7, the client finally sends that image.
the guitar I’d like you to use.
Me: No problem, I’ll
get to work.
Me: Please have a
look at this updated draft of the front and confirm that this is the right
guitar. And I will proceed with the sleeves
Me: Did you get
my message from yesterday? I sent you a draft. please confirm that the guitar
is the right one.
same image again) Here’s the guitar I want you to use.
Me: Did you get my last two messages and the
drafts I sent you? Can you please confirm that this is the right guitar? I need
to know before I put in another set of hours into the cover and I can’t take
Client: I am sorry but I’m getting frustrated.
I’m running out of time and the guitar is still the same.
Me: I’m sorry you to hear that. Did you get the
drafts? Please Confirm.
Day 18. Still waiting for response…