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7 things you should NEVER ask a designer!

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Stationery Direct, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Creative Bloq have got the first 7

    Can you add to the list below?
  2. Guy LeDouche

    Guy LeDouche New Member

    Any sentence that begins -

    "Can you just QUICKLY change/add/try etc..."

    or even worse,

    "Can you just REALLY QUICKLY change/add/try etc..." followed by a fundamental change to the design (and they're sat next to you!)
  3. jooty

    jooty Active Member

    i think it would look good in gold...
  4. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    "Can't you just bump up the 72dpi image to 300dpi?"

    "I like all three options, can you morph them into one?"

    "SUPERIMPOSE" (in every sentence as it's the most/only 'technical' word they can think of)

    When a client asks for too many colours and/or different fonts to be used in a design.
  5. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    "Could we maybe use Comic-Sans"
  6. FurnitureGuy

    FurnitureGuy Member

    Oh goodness no!
  7. Edge

    Edge Active Member

    Can you export our business card design to excel so we can edit it?
  8. Wardy

    Wardy Well-Known Member

    "Can you send that to me by close of play on Friday?"

    Yeah, like you're going to get it printed over the weekend are you?!
  9. Orderart

    Orderart New Member

    "We've had a go at the logo on paint, can you touch it up quickly?"
  10. Wardy

    Wardy Well-Known Member

    How about this:

    "Can you just do me this quick job for tomorrow?"

    "Yes, no problem. Will you be able to pay me quickly too?"

    "Oh, no, you'll have to wait 'til the end of the month as usual"
  11. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Ha ha, I haven't had the pleasure of having Comic Sans requested yet but I have experienced a request for Times New Roman. :icon_eek:

    Lol, no way, you made that one up, surely!
  12. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    "Could you just..."
  13. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Can I sleep with your wife/husband.
  14. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    "... it should only take a few minutes."
  15. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Not had that one. I'd want at least a week's work out of it if I did though.
  16. TDesignCo

    TDesignCo Member

    I had this yesterday!

    'can you just edit that now and resend it' (ignoring the fact that I am no where near the Mac and have already told the customer that I won't be back in front of it for 6 hours):crazy:
  17. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    The one I get regularly is

    Client: "Can you design something for us, similar to this <insert link to document>"

    Me: "Sure no problem!"

    [sends design with same layout]

    Client: "Can you change x,y,z"

    Me: "Ok"

    Client: "Now change x,y,z and see how that looks"

    Client: "Hmmm doesn't look at all like what I sent you originally???"

    Client: "What way do you think it should be done?"

    Me: "The way I did it the first time."
  18. DesMover

    DesMover New Member

    "Can we speed up this job please, time is pressing." says the client after they've already had the job a week for proof checking!
  19. SKHdesign

    SKHdesign New Member

    "I've scanned in this document, can you just copy and paste the text and use the same layout and get it back to us? Shouldn't take too long as you have everything you need"

    I mean REALLY?!!

    I have had far too many encounters to put them all down but this was my most recent.
  20. Dodfaefife

    Dodfaefife New Member

    Client: "If I get the brief to you by first thing, final copy to you by 11.20, photography by 1.10, final artwork back from you by 4.23 and we get sign-off by 4.45, can we get it printed tonight and couriered to the client event for breakfast?

    Me: No! And not because I couldn't hit everyone of your ridiculous deadlines but because we both know YOU couldn't hit ANY of these deadlines so why pretend you could!

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