CLIENT: You didn’t return my call yesterday. Pretty unprofessional…
ME: I was giving birth.
CLIENT: You were pregnant?
Note that I had met with this client numerous times, face to face.
CLIENT: I don’t like the T-shirt design. I’m going to want my money back.
CLIENT: The logo turned out black.
ME: Well, yeah - that’s what you asked for.
CLIENT: It doesn’t show up on a black T-shirt.
ME: You said it was going to be printed on a white or coloured T-shirt.
CLIENT: But the black T-shirts were cheaper…
ME: I’m sorry, but I was pretty clear you needed to print on a coloured or white shirt.
CLIENT: Yeah, I remember now. But to afford ordering more T-shirts, we have to cancel your payment nontheless.
I was asked to design a logo for a local cafe. After giving them some concepts, I was told that the design was too sexy and provocative for their target audience and that they had hired another designer.
Three weeks later, I entered the cafe and my concept was two metres wide across the main wall.
But they offered me a free coffee and snack.