This PowerPoint presentation needs to be less ‘PowerPointy.’
When asked to clarify what that meant, the he said that, as a designer, I should already know what that means.
Client: I want you to create something similar, but different.
Me: Do you know what you would like to keep the same?
Client: The good parts.
Me: Which are…?
Client: I would think it obvious.
Me: Er, okay. Well, can you tell me what you don’t like?
Client: No, I want to be constructive with my criticism.
Me: And what’s your criticism, exactly?
Client: It should be the same, but different.
Me: I’m not sure that’s a criticism.
Client: Are you criticizing my criticism?
I’m not 100% on what I’m confirming to go live, but go ahead and push it live.
Client: I need an ad created for a magazine spread we’re doing.
Me: Okay, what size ad do you need?
Client: Full page.
Me: I meant dimensions.
Client: Um, just make it full page and they can crop it if they need to.
Me: We’ll come back to that. What do want the ad to say?
Client: No idea.
Me: Do you have any direction for me?
Client: Make it kickass.
Me: And what size is this image supposed to be?
Can you make it look more viral-ish?
An error occurred due to some kind of data.
Client attempt to help me understand what went wrong.
I have a computer that is neither on nor off.
Client response to what was wrong with their website
Client: This is some great stuff. I can’t decide which graphic I prefer for the front though.
Me: I personally think the last one is the best. When you decide which graphic you prefer let me know so I can gather the images I need and build it.
He never tells me which graphic he prefers, and not responding to my emails and with the deadline 24 hours away, I go ahead and spend two hours in Photoshop building the one I thought was best. Then, three hours before the deadline…
Client: This isn’t the graphic I wanted! Where’s the other one?
Me: You never told me which graphic you liked and I thought the deadline couldn’t be pushed back.
Client: I wanted the other one.
Me: What other one? I made four different versions.
Client: The one before this one.
Me: There were three.
Client: Yes, one of those.