One of my clients is a “fashion designer/interior decorator/restaurant owner” who, at first, wanted me to create a job description which would fit all of the above “in one word”.
After deciding that it simply couldn’t be done, we proceed to the real work. While making the website visual prototype…
Client: I have a simple but groundbreaking idea. I don’t know how nobody has thought of it until now.
Me: Awesome! What you need?
Client: I can’t tell you. Just make half of the site area a rectangular blank space. I’ll fill it later.
Me: I strongly suggest we work together on this.
Client: If I tell you, you will steal my idea.
Me: But what do you want me to do then?
Client: It’s very simple. I need you to teach me your work. When I’m done, I’ll publish it myself.
Me: That’s not going to happen.
After hours spent explaining that any original ideas provided by the client are bound to confidentiality via our contract…
Client: Ok, I’ll tell you, but I need complete silence about it until it’s done, okay?
Client: It’s very simple. I need my clients to able to see how they are going to be on the dresses I make, online.
Me: Well, I’m afraid it has be done before, but that just means it’s easier for us. I can do a sketch model appear online so that the client can imagine themselves in your dresses.
Client: No, I want them to literally see themselves.
Me: A user can upload a headshot, but it probably won’t look that great in the end.
Client: NO NO NO. I told you. It’s very simple. You just have to program part of the monitor to be a mirror.