Client: “We’ll do the website. We just want you to do the design of the home and internal pages. Just give us the html and css, and we’ll do the rest.”
In a conference call with the president of a company, I asked him if he could describe to me what changes he would like to make to his company’s website. He said “I just want it to look more Millennium Falcon, but not with any reference to Star Wars.“ Trying to give more information about what he meant, he said “You know, like the Millennium Falcon, but not THE Millennium Falcon."
No two pages should have the same color theme.
All you need to do is draw pictures and make it work!A reprimand from a recent client. I don’t think he realizes that I am a developer.
Client: "Before we finalize this, is it $250 a page or $2.50 a page?“
Client: "That’s steep, bro.”
I don’t want to be limited by what’s physically possiblea print designer’s worst nightmare
Scanning around in one of our long-term client’s swanky, expensive meeting rooms, I couldn’t help notice that there were several whiteboards full of mind maps and meeting notes labelled “strategy.”
Almost directly above the smiling manager’s head – as she told me how thrilled they were with the work that I’d been doing but that, for legal reasons, they needed to go through the motions of inviting other agencies to pitch for the next phase – were the words “get a new web agency” in hand-written whiteboard marker.
Suffice to say, I cut my losses and didn’t bother wasting my time on the proposal.
We have no budget for creativity or innovation.
I work for a company with a CEO whose never around. He’s either traveling or held up in his office for extended periods of time with the marketing director. As a junior designer, I’ve only spoken with him once. Two weeks ago, I heard from the marketing director that the CEO was really happy with my work and that he wanted to talk to me. A few days later, he walked by my desk, screamed my name like we were good friends and slammed down a picture of a car in a magazine that he wanted to appear in one of our promo pieces. The problem? He wanted it rotated 180 degrees. I told him I couldn’t help him. He hasn’t spoken with me since.