I do a bit of graphic design here and there, though mostly I do drawing, things like character design and illustration. My parents have had me do logo and design work before, and now have a youtube and wanted me to design a logo and stickers.
Having already designed the logo[which I wasn't paid for after constantly being asked for changes] and being halfway done with the sticker design, I went to get approval on the sticker concept.
Dad: I don't like it.
Me: What don't you like about it?
Dad: I just don't like it. Your mom says it needs to be more fun, but it also needs to be professional, we want it to look good without being too cartoony or serious.
Me: Okay... so is there anything you like about it? Or anything specific you want?
Dad: It needs to be less yellow and more gold. Make it fun.
After getting the first actual input ever, I proceed to just continue with the original concept, adding some flair in the trim around the edge of the design and messing with the font. I tried to get feedback from both parents multiple times during this, but neither could tell me what they like [or didn't like for that matter], always responding with "we won't know what we want until we see it"
After getting tired of working on it for a month, I showed them the 'final' design with options on the trim of the design, so they could choose to have it plainer or a bit of a rainbow... since I still never understood what "fun but professional" meant.
Dad: This looks great! We'll get your mom's approval on everything and then we can order some stickers.
Mom: Looks good, I'm fine with whatever at this point. Can we get one of those shiny versions of the sticker?
Me: ...like holographic?
They say yeah that's what they meant, so I go and order both versions of the stickers online... as soon as they get here they show me the stickers.
Dad: I don't like this design at all.. and this sticker [the non-holographic one] looks like a child drew it.
He proceeded to insult my design[that he signed off on] for two minutes straight. Then tells me they hired someone who doesn't even know what a vector is to do a new logo, [he just smashed together some abomination in photoshop... the quality isn't great either but my parents seem to like it]
Thanks for the support, dad. At least I got paid this time.