Client: We need signs done in fiberglass and porcelain.
I’ve been working in sign/exhibit design for over twenty years and have never had a request for these materials.
I spend two hours looking online for porcelain sign fabricators. All I find are small signs. This needs to be big, like eight feet wide. I talk to the client’s vendor. They’ve never made of these and have no recommendations. They do make fiberglass, but hardly ever. Everyone uses high-pressure laminate. It’s the same basic idea, but it’s much more varied in thickness, it works the same way, and the cost is comparable. Plus, I can get it made near the job site so the client would save on shipping.
Me: Did your client request the porcelain and fiberglass? Because we can use other materials if not. If they did request it, then I’ll look some more.
Client: I don’t think you’re right for this job.
Me: What the f***?