I am approached by clients on a daily basis for graphic design work. Many are professional, but some are not. Below is a start to a new collection of things clients say, which are frustrating, yet slightly humorous.
- CLIENT: “This project should be pretty easy if you know what your are doing.”
- CLIENT: “I need a full scale CMS website. The specifications are attached for all of the pages. We can afford $100. There’s not much of a budget but it could be a great portfolio piece.”
- CLIENT: “Why isn’t the site #1 on Google yet?”
- CLIENT: “I showed the designs to my wife, and she doesn’t seem very interested. The target demographic is women 35-50, so we really need to work on this.”
- CLIENT: “I’ve attached an image of [insert ->some absurd picture stolen from a search engine]. Can you just blow this up and make it our logo at the top?”
- CLIENT: “We need a website and the budget is $XXX.ME: “Ok, that seems feasible. Go ahead and send over your specifications for your brand identity and logo files.CLIENT: “Oh, we need you to create the logo too. It’s part of the project.”ME: “No thanks.”
- CLIENT: “I need a logo. The budget is $20. All of the rights belong to me.”The client is being a impossible to please. Requests everything to be revised just so they can see as many options as possible and not pay for the time.
- CLIENT: “We really need the website up today.”
I’m looking to expand the list so feel free to post suggestions in the comment thread. Thanks!
Also, there was such a great response from the visitors that I’ve decided to post part two as a list of reader suggestions. Check out, “Annoying Things That Clients Say to Graphic Designers Pt2- Reader Submissions.“