January 16, 2004

Stupid Clients

Designers love to share stupid client quotes. Some of the stories made me laugh out loud. Will post my favourites later.

But I think one of my New Year’s resolutions shall be to love my clients. Let’s see who breaks the spell.

via Triboluminescence

Posted by Karen at January 16, 2004 09:48 AM in humour

Haha, I remember that. That’s from the defunct dreamless.org board.
“Put a landlord hat on the landlord”

Posted by: Adriano at January 17, 2004 11:17 AM

Yup, I think I might have seen it before too. It’s funny and amazing how similar clients are, the world over.

Posted by: Karen at January 18, 2004 02:08 AM

Albert Einstein: “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I have my doubts about the former.”


Posted by: Adriano at January 26, 2004 10:30 PM

1. “I really like this, but just to be sure, can you do 2 more in the same style?”

2. “Our telephone numbers on the website are not interactive enough.”

3. “Can you put a drop shadow here?”

4. “We need to include all 1000 words here. As a designer you should know how to make it less wordy.”

5. “I dont want to pay for stock images. Can I use my digital cam and take some shots for you to use?”

Posted by: jimmy at January 27, 2004 12:15 AM

I forgot this one - the stupidest thing a client ever said to me:

drumroll ….

“Why is this flash work so expensive? The software only costs a few hundred dollars right?”

Posted by: jimmy at January 27, 2004 12:24 AM

My client: You’re tracking is not tight enough.


Then proceeded to squash all the letters together. And get this� even removed the spaces between words.

Posted by: Karen at January 27, 2004 11:10 AM

And now, a contest to make you wish your client is the dumbest of them all.

Posted by: Karen at January 28, 2004 02:11 PM

Okay, here’s my favourite;
A commisioning editor is looking over my designs for a book jacket. I get one accepted and am then told to apply their logo on spine in usual position. It’s a brown logo. I ask “what brown is that?” and the editor, quick as a flash, says “oh, that’s pantone brown” (‘pantone’ is pronounced “Paan-Toanney…”
It’s a great colour, I use it aaall the time now …

Posted by: James Hutcheson at February 23, 2004 09:30 PM

sometimes can it’s the AE that wasnt doing their job…why cant they convince them? All they know is to say yes to client.

Posted by: ellipses at February 25, 2004 02:50 PM

A home for stupid clients

Posted by: Karen at September 20, 2004 02:15 PM

This one from Todd Dominey is funny!

Posted by: Karen at December 1, 2004 12:03 PM

Snog Blog readers are really have the cutest links! I found this Ad Guy Starter Kit over at jaffry’s dullneon. Had a good laugh.

Posted by: Karen at May 20, 2005 01:11 AM
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