I need it printed the size of, you know, a four-drawer bureau.A client who thinks I work at IKEAI need it printed the size of, you know,…
I’m a comic colorist and I’m working on a project where the deadline is too close and they needed a second colorist to make it.
So I send a page with a religious gathering in an open field and as there weren’t any indications on the script about how to color it. I just assumed it was daytime.
Client: Oh, but I wanted this with dawn light.
Me: There wasn’t any indication and you gave me green light when I sent you the flat colors.
Client: Yeah, but I think it will look better.
Me: But then I have to change almost everything.
Client: I’m counting on you!
…Five hours of work gone to waste
Client: I want something minimalist, like this!
Shows me a picture that is the total opposite of minimalist.
I’m a freelance video editor, and sometimes I end up with little gems like these of people that know nothing about basic video terminology. Case in point:
Client: I like this, but I wish it was a little bit brighter
I accept and increase the brightness and graded the footage a bit to make it slightly more vivid.
Client: That’s not what I wanted man, I want it to be a little bit BRIGHTER y'know?
I have no idea what the hell he means so I up the saturation a little bit along with upping the contrast and the brightness hoping that’s what they wanted
Client: You obviously know nothing about editing, I’ll do this myself if you can’t understand something as basic as upping the brightness
I had barely started so it wasn’t really anything awful, I simply asked he not use the project file I made and he agreed. A few days later I decide to check his channel to see if he made his footage brighter.
Apparently, the moron wanted lens flares.
The navy background is a bit too dark. Could you replace it with the rich sky blue we get in winter?The navy background is a bit too dark. Could…
Me: Is there any specific information you want on the poster?
Client: Just be creative and see what works.
Can’t argue with the classics.
The font is too old-fashioned. Can you find something more modern? But not too modern.The font is too old-fashioned. Can you find something…
Me: (on the phone) Hello, how can I help you?
Client: How much for a canvas print?
Me: Well it depends on the size you’d like. An 8x10 won’t be the same price as a 24x36, for example. If you could tell me which size you want, I’d be happy to let you know the price.
Client: Well I want it big. Like really big. It’s for my grandson.
Me: (aware that most people think anything bigger than 8x10 is big) Then we could go with a 20x24 or bigger.
Client: Okay but how much?
Me: As I said, I’ll need the size you’d like before I can tell you a price.
Client: Well you know, those pieces of furniture with four drawers in them? I want it that size.
Apparently, I’m supposed to know how big a “piece of furniture with four drawers” is.
I was laying out a formal press release for a client whose products were going to be revealed at an upcoming expo.
Client: I think we should put quotes on “Big Show”. The owner likes to do a really “Big Show.”
It’s a good thing he explained that over email, or it wouldn’t have made any sense.
I’m a graphic designer who works full time NOT doing design, doing design work on the side through sites like 99designs. I only participate in blind, guaranteed contests. This one potential client didn’t seem to know what “blind” meant, or what they even wanted.
I submitted my first concept.
Client: It’s too busy. Could you make it more like #1 and #6?
Since I COULDN’T SEE other submissions, I just reworked some of it and submitted a second concept. They rated it 2/5 (with no comments) and then declined my design.
I’d like to point out that their brief said they wanted “a man on a house like he had conquered it” and also referenced some very busy logos and basically said, “this exact thing but with the words changed to these.”
The design they chose as the winner looked identical to mine… Except it had mountains and didn’t have a man on a house like they had asked for.