To all who do freelance/contract graphic design....(and probably other creatives)

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    Oct 01, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    I don't do freelance anymore for just this reason.



    Too real!
  • DJZ77

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    Oct 01, 2009 3:50 AM GMT
    ha ha ha... oh man, I needed a good laugh. MICROSOFT WORD... SERIOUSLY!!! I honestly do not miss dealing with people who have no idea of what they are looking for. Yeah, hold on... lemme pull something out of my ass and see if that's what you were looking for?!? Don't even get me started on trying to explain DPI or the difference between High Res and Low Res... LOL
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    Oct 01, 2009 6:39 AM GMT
    LOL! This is my life hahaha! Thank you. That made my day! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 01, 2009 11:13 AM GMT
    I watched this three times. Thanks so much for putting that up.
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    Oct 01, 2009 11:53 AM GMT
    What a scream...very funny.
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    Oct 01, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
    LOL ... finally someone who understands! For so long, I thought it was just me ... this was great!
  • gallus81

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    Oct 01, 2009 12:01 PM GMT
    this is why I'm now a cop and no longer a graphic designer.
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    Oct 01, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    Oh lord, that was too funny! "You f*cking stupid little twat!" LOLicon_biggrin.gif

    I may go create one about my life as a car mechanic...
    She:" I can't leave my car for you to find out what's wrong with it. Can't you just fix it?"
    Me: "They don't have running boards on cars anymore. I can't overhaul it while going 70 MPH. Take it to your Ford dealer!"
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    Oct 01, 2009 2:46 PM GMT
    Oh, and Gallus81....I think I've got a ton of unpaid parking tickets......icon_twisted.gif
  • gallus81

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    Oct 02, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Oh, and Gallus81....I think I've got a ton of unpaid parking tickets......icon_twisted.gif


    meh, i forgive you icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 02, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    So funny icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 02, 2009 6:43 AM GMT
    icon_cry.gif So fucking true. Had an offer of 30 - 50 dollars for high quality finished (textured, and next-gen high-poly to low-poly I presume) models recently. Still haven't replied but I think I'll turn it down.

    The worst are exactly like the green robot. People who have no idea what processes are involved and starts demanding impossible stuff for very very little money. icon_neutral.gif I mean... WTF!!! We aren't doing this on Microsoft fucking Word. It took years to learn what we know now. If you knew so many other people who think they know what we know why not make them do what they're asking us to do? And even then, AFTER you've already done everything, he focuses on all the possible flaws he could find no matter how tiny and demands a redo (even if the flaws are a result of his suggestions which you had resisted when still on the concepting stage because you knew it would already look bad).

    e.g. "I don't really like the way his horns curve this way... did I suggest that? Impossible! It's all your fault. Now go do 80% of all the work again so I can pay you $10 and be quick about it"

    And then there are people who LOVE their own ideas. No matter how idiotic and crappy it is. When dissuading them from that doesn't work I just warn them that it was their idea and I have no responsibility whatsoever if other people wouldn't like the results of my interpretations of his ideas.

    e.g. "I want a ninja with a ninja sword and a machine gun driving a tank which is driving through a futuristic city with robot aliens attacking him. I will use it to promote this new caramel candy I'm selling"

    And then there are the ones who don't speak much on the initial requirements and then hate everything you turn out.

    e.g.
    "What is its purpose? Dimensions? Resolution? Color? Theme?"
    "Whatever"
    ...after you've done a few mockups...
    "What do you think of this, this, and this?"
    "Whatever"
    ...after you've chosen one of your designs at random and presented it:
    "WHAT THE HELL IS THIS! This is not what I wanted! Go make another one for the original $10!"

    FML

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    Oct 02, 2009 7:04 AM GMT
    I have to say this all goes with my experiences as a Freelance Television Cameraman for the last 25 years.

    The cheaper the money, the worse the client ....

    The cheaper the money, the more they want and quicker and the less they understand what you do.

    The better clients pay well and demand high quality but allow you the tools and time to do it.
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    Oct 02, 2009 7:19 AM GMT
    I fear that this will be my life when I graduate.
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    Oct 07, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    "Yo Momma's so fat her cereal bowl comes with lifeguards!"

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    Oct 07, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    Been a designer of web and print for almost 9 years, and this shit never changes. To all of you guys who haven't seen this website, it is EFFING hilarious! You creatives will understand!!

    http://makemylogobiggercream.com/

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    Oct 07, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    "Just out of curiosity, when is the deadline?"

    "They said it's fine if it's in the next 15 minutes." Hilarious!

    SO, SO true! I love those clients who don't know what they want but then have 1,000 opinions once you finish something or those who want the world but don't want to spend $$$ on it. Thanks for posting that!
  • Sk8Tex

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    Oct 07, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    I think whats scariest about that clip is the blue robot sounds JUST LIKE ME! icon_eek.gif and the part is where he keeps asking what size the advert needs to be, OMFG WTF I have had that exact conversation before...
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    Oct 08, 2009 2:11 PM GMT
    As a landscape architect who designs gardens in urban areas (rooftops, terraces etc.) I'm always dealing with clients who want the impossible.

    The one who wants a water pond on her roof when the engineers say there is not enough structural support. The couple who love English roses but the sun exposure is nonexistant. The client who conplains about bees and wants me to apply a poison to kill them (ummm...bees polinate flowers).

    The ones who won't spend the money for an automatic drip irrigation system but are horrified when all the plants die because they went away for a week, nobody watered and it was 90 degrees for a week straight.

    The ones who want their money back because the tulip flowers only lasted 10 days.

    The bitchy gay queen who treats me and my staff with disrespect and has "control issues" and gets off on reprimanding us and ording us around because he's flipping out that there are flowers that are the wrong shade of yellow.

    GEEZ.
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    Oct 08, 2009 2:21 PM GMT


    heheh, I do proofreading and editing for a national publication - sometimes I get an article that's, well, think of the most unintelligible post you've ever seen on any website.

    There have been times when the author of such goes into an apoplectic fit when I so much as change a comma.

    "Don't you touch a hair on my baby!!!"


    ...and the request to ghost write something for them, with the question,

    "Got a few minutes?" ....uh, what? icon_lol.gif


    -Doug of meninlove
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    Oct 08, 2009 2:44 PM GMT
    How funny! Not only do they want the work in "17 minutes" but you can BET there will be revisions - - - lots of them - - - since the clients usually don't have a clue as to what they want - - - until you've given them numerous revisions!