Upon being linked to a site the Client wanted to be used for inspiration,
Client: “"I really like how there are multiple fonts [There were 10 clashing fonts] and how everything is randomly placed. It moves your eye over the page.”
I want a Myspace type site for kids, like ages 1 to 5.
I want you to make it so people have to give us their email before they can look at the site. If they’re gonna look at our stuff, I want to be able to spam them afterwards.
I was designing a brochure for a client that sells post-pregnancy corsets. They wanted me to have a page full of testimonials and recommendations. For the initial comps I used fake names and testimonials from doctors that I made up on the spot.
When it was time to finalize the brochure for the printers, I asked them to please give me the real testimonials…their response….
Client: “No, we really like the ones you wrote. They sound more convincing. Use those.”
Client: I have two logos I want you to develop for me. What’s your rate?
Me: Great! My rate is $250 per logo. But I understand you’re just starting up and I would be able to cut you a deal if that’s out of your range.
Client: What’s “a deal”?
Me: How about $200 for both logos?
Client: I can’t really afford that. What if I gave you $50, and mowed your lawn?
Me: Once we decide on a theme, our designer will give you 6 options for you to choose from, and then you will receive two free “Refinements” on the option you chose.
Client: Only 6??? For $500, I thought you were going to give me, I don’t know…like 400 or 500 options.
Me: All of our logos are completely custom. Creating 500 custom logos would cost us over $40,000.
Client: WHAT? Isn’t there some sort of bulk discount? I mean, it’s the exact same logo.