As a graphic artist, you may have come across several types of clients. Some are serious, some skilled, and a few who’re really amusing! It is true that handling of clients is an integral a part of graphic design business, but there are instances if you will face clients who will come as much as you and make the most eldritch requests!
Different designers react in another way to such requests. You might get mad on the client or you’ll be able to laugh out loud! The second is a greater option since it’s going to keep you in cheery mood!
1. A Corporate Logo Design in Minutes!
I actually have come across designers who’ve faced clients who had requested to create a company logo design inside minutes. I’m sure that you simply have not heard anything funnier than this! Do such clients really have any idea as to what it takes to conceptualize a company logo? Moreover, these clients are so smug that they refuse to see reason.
My intention is just not to make fun of clients, but yet there are such types who leave you dazed! In such scenarios, you may have to literally explain to them that corporate branding is just not ordering fast coffee!
2. Design for Free!
Yes, there are clients who will give you such hilarious requests. Such a client will inform you that their design is just too easy, and so you’re expected to design it without cost! This is height! Working for a public cause is different, but working for a client freed from cost is beyond acceptance. This is business guys. There isn’t any place of charity here!
3. Designing the Wedding Dress
There are some clients who do not know the fundamental difference between graphic and fashion designing. It was only a month ago once I was excited when this prospective client buzzed and asked me to design a marriage dress! I could not help laughing and hung up!
4. Deciding the Colors on Phone!
Colors play an important role in any graphic designing project. Decisions need to be taken after careful considering after which implemented. You need to have a word along with your clients on the ultimate choice of an apt color scheme.
Of late, I used to be designing a brochure for certainly one of my clients. I asked him what color so as to add. And guess what he said!!! He said, “Let’s resolve it over the phone.” Is it possible to make your mind up on a color over the phone? Are we graphic artists or magicians?
5. You Are a Pot of Talent!
This is one other funny remark that certainly one of my fellow designers heard from his client. This client smartly walked as much as him and said, “At first sight, I got here to know that you simply are a pot of talent.” Without even having passed through his sample work, how can one be so sure!
(*5*), this client was carried away by the looks of the designer. His unkempt looks, tattered denims, his stubble, and the long curly hairs made the client think that he (the designer) was a creative one! Of course, this designer is talented, but jumping to conclusions akin to these might prove dangerous for a design project!