Can we articulate the idea of the nexus of conversation a little bit more cohesively within the design?
Client: “Sorry to cancel at the last minute, but we felt your contract was just… too legal.”
Me: “Well, I should hope so… what exactly was the problem?”
Client: “I mean it’s not very flexible - you ask for payment on such and such a date with this 5% monthly penalty if we don’t make it… it’s all just too legal.”
Client: “What’s that paint software you are using at the moment”
Me: “It’s called Photoshop CS4, and it’s more than just some paint software!”
Client: “Could you make me a copy of it for my 6 year old son to mess around on? He does likes painting”
Me: “Er… no, that’s piracy and it’s licenced to me and my company”
Client: “I’ll provide you with a disc”
Me: ”…I really can't do that"
Client: “Maybe I’ll reconsider your final fee”
Why aren’t we ranking higher on Google? Our name starts with A, and this other company only starts with H!
I like the logo, but can you try a version instead of black type, can you make it plaid.
We’re switching from the AIDS thing. I’m talking with some people out here [in LA]; there’s big money in breast cancer.
"That part about the 2009 economic environment and the recession…that just sounds so negative. Is there any way we can tweak that, or reword it to make it positive?“
Client: "I don’t want to use non moving buttons on the website for navigation. Buttons are going the way of the dinosaur.“
Me: "What would you like me to use?”
Client: "A looping movie where the customer has to click on the fast moving objects to navigate through the site. It will keep them on their toes.“
Client: “So, how much does a logo cost?”
Me: “It depends. Usually around [price].”
Client: "What if I said that I am actually a Haitian, would you then do it free for charity?“
Client: "I want you to put the search box at the bottom of my website. I’m tired of all those websites that have them at the top, it’s way too ‘in your face’. I want my visitors to really want to search.“
Me: "Umm..you want them to search for the search box?”