Client: “I don’t know about that logo in vector. Let’s use the picture I took of a christmas decoration instead”
Me: “But the logo won’t scale, and it looks horrible. Nobody uses a photograph of something as a logo”
Client: “Can we change the blue to be more red?”
Got a funny one from a Client a while back in reference to artwork that contained the picture above (a key element of the concept):
“The artwork is approved, but we need to replace the skeleton, we think it might be homosexual, and that could ostracise the audience, it’s a very masculine industry.”
The unicorns don’t look realistic enough.Client commenting on preliminary animations from a ‘Magical Wonderland’
We don’t like the font in the logo - could you use the one Microsoft use in their software…I think it’s called Arial. I think everyone likes that one - you see it everywhere.
How late can I get you the revisions and still have it ASAP?
Because of the amount of time it has taken you to do our website (3 weeks) we have approximated that we have lost a lot of business. Therefore we are only willing to pay £100. Having spoken to a Web Designer they have said that this is a more than reasonable offer for what we have ended up with. xxxx sent you the pictures and all the info, all you had to do was put it online. So, if you can forward the required web pages and images. Required usernames and passwords. Photoshop psd files. Upon receipt of all the above, I will forward a cheque for £100 to yourself with immediate effect.
We think there’s too much space, can you put all the services we do inside the logo. And if you can - make it 3D too, so it moves when you tilt the paper.
On a recent project, we submitted a press package that included a stock image (JPEG photograph) of a coffee machine facing the camera. They came back at us with this feedback:
We really like everything, just one thing is bugging us : Can you rotate the coffee machine photo so it will be in profile?
Could we try a darker black?Client feedback from earlier today
No one is going to steal your idea. In fact, if your company is eventually successful, your original idea will only be one tiny contributing factor. And the guy you’re talking to can’t steal the 99,999 other reasons that will make your company a success (persistence, luck, people you hire, etc, etc, etc).