In our weekly installment of Clients from Hell, a hilarious collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers, we present to you "Make Me Some Art, Dude." For previous posts, click here.
I produce custom art and graphics for people to put on shirts, mugs, coasters, etc., and I do original artwork for a company that makes patches, ornaments, mugs, and all sorts of things.
I recently got an email from a potential client (who, by the way, had to read the entire page of my website that describes the info I need to do artwork, to get to my email address).
Client: Yo, make me some art, dude.
Me: What do you want it to be? I need to know about what you want drawn.
Client: Dude, um, you’re the artist . You draw it.
Me: Draw what? You haven’t told me what you want.
Client: Well duh. If I could draw, I wouldn’t need you.
He still hasn’t told me what he wants drawn.