This story is completely true, and utterly ridiculous at the same time.
I’ve been doing some video editing jobs as part of my position at a digital design agency. I was recently briefed on a job that would be recurring monthly, and as a result, I needed to create a template that could be edited for future variations.
Client: The background is rather dark.
Me: Yes. It’s black. If you’d like we can try experimenting with different colors?
Client: No, no, I quite like the black, it’s just…very dark. Can we lighten it a bit?
Me: Well, sure. It won’t be black anymore though. Lightening it even slightly will make it a dark grey/charcoal.
Client: Hmmm. I don’t like that. Any other ideas?
Me: Well I could add a white pattern overlay. That should break up the monotony of the black a bit and add a little character?
Client: But won’t that make it even DARKER?
I’m not even kidding.