All designers have encountered their fair share of odd requests and tricky situations . Clients From Hell share some of the juicy stories from their website with StepFeed. These horror stories are bound to resonate with designers.
Client Story: Great Compliment!
"Wow! You have such a talent for illustration! This could even pass for Microsoft Word clip art!"
Client Story: Eagle Fear
Client : Design me a patriotic banner ad. I want it to really pop and be aggressive.
Me : OK, here are your two concepts. Which do you prefer?
Client : WTF is this, two ads? You promised me 12 ads! Where are my 12 ads?
Me : Those would be 12 sizes sir. We will make those, after you decide on a direction.
Client : OK. I like both. Which do you like? I trust your judgement. Make it more patriotic.
Me : OK, here’s the one I think you’d like. I also added a bald eagle.
Client : I love it, but I can’t really see the eagle. More eagle.
Me : Hmm. It’s tough working under 100 pixels, but I’ve made successfully made the eagle bigger. How’s that?
The client vanishes for 3 weeks.
Client : Why is my campaign not up? I am very dissatisfied with your service!!
Me : Let’s see, we’re still waiting on your approval. Is it approved?
Client : Yes. Less eagle. The eagle scares me.
Client Story: Submit Today
Client : I need you to submit the designs today.
Me : I already sent it to you last night via email. You can log in to check for yourself.
Client : I tried checking my mail. Do you think I’m stupid? But every time I try to put in my password, only black dots appear.
Client Story: Color Confusion
"Can you just use neutral colors? You know, like lime green and neon orange?"
Stay tuned for more real life tales of Clients from Hell every fortnight.