Quote 49 by jeremybrown65:

Oh, I could fill up pages with lines clients have given me. Some recent ones: Client: Could you use a different font for every name, you know make it cool. Me: Uh, that's probably not going to look so good, it'll be all cluttered and ugly Client: No, it'll look cool, so let's do it. after doing what they want... Client: Now it looks all cluttered. Me: Aarrrgghhh In a print job: Client: So are we ready to go to print tomorrow? Me: Sure if I run film tonight. Client: OK, then let me call my as…

Quote 57 by jeremybrown65:

Client: Why do you need the content to design the site. Can't you just do all the design and leaves blanks and we can pop the stuff it the night before we launch? Same Client: Client: Here's the text for this section (hands me a faxed typed document) Me: Could you have whoever typed that email it to me, so we don't have to retype it? Client: Do we have to. I don't want to call them again and have them find it and email it, it's a hassle. Me: Well, I can retype it, but I type at the same r…

Quote 59 by jeremybrown65:

I said I had a bunch. >In a heated conversation with client about him not playing art director and making me the monkey that points and clicks wherever he wants. Me: I'm a designer, that's what I do, that's what you pay me for: to design. Sometimes you may want to listen to what I'm saying. Client: I know design. I study Rave fliers all the time. I've been to over 300 websites this year! >Had I known that's all it takes to know design I could have skipped a lot of school, and internsh…

Quote 97 by jeremybrown65:

i gotten this from a few clients: < after being a production monkey and pointing and clicking, and moving all the stuff around where they want, making it look hideous > Client: Now, doesn't that look better? or a variation... Client: Why do we have all this blank space here, what can we do to fill it up. Me: Uh, don't feel like you have to fill up every gap, it's nice to have some empty space, so the viewer's eye can focus on the key elements. Client: No, let's put more photos there, it…

Quote 110 by jeremybrown65:

<my reply to another client on a print project who was asking me about the "blank space" and couldn't we put something in it> "Just because you paying for all the paper that this is printed on doesn't mean we have to fill it all up." One of my new favorite ones, which isn't funny in it's own right, but I'm sure everyone has heard this one: "I'll have all the info to you by _____" <somehow the info is always delayed by weeks, but they don't seem to think the completion date will be>…

Quote 161 by jeremybrown65:

oh, the "just pull it off the website" one kills me for all print stuff. also when you ask them to send you a high res logo and they send you a tiny gif or a horribly compressed JPEG.... the frustration!…