This client asked me to work on a print project for her Association. She asked a week and a half in advance of printing.
Client: Can you design a brochure for a college event?
Me: Ok. Let's quickly discuss your goals for the project. Also, I'll need you to send me the information to be included and any photos.
The client proceeds to micromanage every detail of the project, from the layout to how it would be printed. She insisted on placing many paragraphs of text on relatively small areas of the layout.
The paragraphs of text were coming from other people, so it would have taken more time to have the paragraphs edited with their permission, and the deadline was fast approaching. It was miserable.
Me: I wouldn’t have designed it this way…. But if it’s what you really want….
The deadline to print the project arrives.
Client: Well, now it doesn’t look very good. But I guess we’ll have to go with it.