Well, at least if you want to be paid. In the meantime, for those in design professions, we can all commiserate about the plain old stupidity of some clients. Thankfully, there’s a website that allows us to do just that. The following pearls of wisdom appear courtesy of Clients From Hell:
“The artwork is approved, but we need to replace the skeleton, we think it might be homosexual, and that could ostracize the audience, it’s a very masculine industry.”
“Make it more good.”
I had a client that requested we meet in his kitchen. Halfway through our meeting, he excused himself to go to the bathroom but left the door open so we could continue to talk. I charged extra for that meeting.
“My wife really hates blue. So does my secretary.”
“When I get a business card this size (not 3.5 x 2 inches), I think that that person is a fag.”
“Can you make the circles a little bit rounder?”
“It seems to be taking a long time. Would it be quicker if I came down and sat with you guys through it all?”
“You’re gonna charge $400 for that? Aren’t you from India? What’re you going to do with $400?!”
“Can you bill your design time in 6 minute increments”
“I’m pretty broke right now.”
For loads more frustrating fun, make sure you check out Clients From Hell (and submit your own horror stories!). Do you have your own frustrating design horror stories?