It is not a misspelling in the copy I sent you, it is just a type-oh.
Someone who doesn’t know how to spell typo.
Or what a typo is.
There are too many colors in this presentation. Men can only understand things when they have less than three colors. Take out some of the color and it will be fine.
I’ve been designing signs for over 20 years, and every few months I have to repeat this scenario with a client:
Client: I need the sign to be double sided with an arrow pointing to the right.
Me: You need the arrow pointing to the right on both sides?
Me: You realize that if the arrow points to the right on both sides, coming from one direction, the arrow will point your target customer in the opposite direction from your location… right?
Client: No, we’re on the right.
Me: I know you’re on the right coming from this direction, but coming from the other direction the arrow needs to point to the left.
Client: No, we’re always on the right.
[A]ccuracy is there favourite subject.Client-approved copy
I am working on an organization’s website. The only way to apply for membership right now is to print out the PDF form and mail it in. This is my email chain with the president.
Me: We can add an electronic form to the website so that people can submit their membership application via email to whoever processes those applications. If you would like me to add this, let me know who receives the applications and provide me with her email so I can set it up.
Her: Okay, sounds good.
Me: Who should receive the applications that are submitted through the website? I will need their email address so the submissions can automatically be sent to her.
Her: What submissions? The app gets mailed to [mailing address].
Me: Yes, I know. But we’re creating an online form for submitting electronically. You approved me putting one on the website. I need an email address for these forms to be sent to *copies and pastes her email approval*
Her: Yes, and thanks.
I still have yet to receive this information….
A client forwarded me an email regarding one of his online accounts.
The subject: Fwd: Re: Credit Card Expiration - Please update your information.
The content: In big, bold, red letters, “CREDIT CARD EXPIRATION NOTICE”
Client: What does this mean?
I sent a client their design file. When they tried to print it…
Client: It needs to be on green paper.
Me: So then copy it on to green paper.
Client: I need you to send it to me on green paper.
Me: Okay, I’ll send it via courier ASAP.
Client: Can you just email it to me?
Me: When I email it and you try to print it, it will be on white paper.
Client: It needs to be on green.
Me: Do you have any green paper?
Client: Why does that matter?
We had just had a client ask why the layout on a 4"x9" card significantly different from what was on a 20"x30" poster for the same event.
Me: These are not proportionally equal. Things have to be moved around. Even with full page to a half page there has to be some tweaking, even if the elements are a high-enough resolution for both. One is long and skinny, the other is a bit fatter and shorter.
Client: (in a huff) Well, we all can’t have the fancy degrees you have.
*Editor’s Note: Proportions and ratios are usually taught by the eighth grade in North America.
I took on work for a firm that had recently let go of their entire IT staff for constantly going over budget.
Me: It will be about a half hour to an hours worth of work.
Client: That’s outrageous! Our last IT crew could do it in five minutes!
Me: But you said your last crew always went five to ten times over their budgeted time and cost.
Client: Six to twelve times.
Me: Uh, yeah. That does seem more accurate.
Needless to say, I didn’t stick around.
Let’s get a QR code of our website and add it on our website