I’m an Animation student, but my entire
family mistakes it for Graphic Design, so I was asked to design a logo for my
I want you to make a logo for my dog hair-styling business.
Me: You do
understand I’m not a graphic designer, right? That’s not really the kind of
thing I do.
want a logo.
Me: Ok, I
can pull something off. What do you have in mind? Do you have a name yet or
She didn’t have the slightest idea of
what she wanted. She had no name for her business, and every time I asked her
what color palette, what kind of style, if she wanted a slogan, she would just
look at me like I spoke to her on a different language and repeated “I want a
My client’s daughter (who is my cousin,
for those keeping track) started trying to help. With clipart, she cobbled
together an image of two poodle, fully colored, in a bathtub with bubbles. She
wrote the company name in hot pink Gigi font, and used multi-colored paw prints
for background. It was a total mess, and the whole family loved it, so my mom
begged me to jump in and try to save an already sinking ship.
I spent the day working on a classier
version of that (kept the bubbles and one poodle, to please the Client, but
cleaned it up a lot) and sent it to my aunt.
logo is nice, but it should have more color, like the first one.
Me: What do
you have in mind?
about we make each bubble a different color? Oh, and you could make the
name and slogan in different colors too. Maybe add another dog. I don’t really
like the dog silhouette, can you make it full color?
Then the family proceeded to post
screencaps of the most hideous, saturated logos ever produced to show me “how
I know you can fire clients, but does
anyone have any tips on how to fire family?