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New Tumblr blog we found: Clients From Hell.
The site collects quotes from designers who have oh-so-caraaaazy clients, but any freelancer should find these pretty hysterical.
The hard-drinking, hard-copy lover:
“I got together 6 of my trusted friends, we each had a bottle of wine and printed out all 47 pages of the website you designed. I have written the notes out on every page – we have a lot of tweaks.”
The photoshop deviant:
“Most of our photos are all white people, but we need to show more diversity, and we don’t have the budget for another photoshoot. But I’m sure you can just change them to various races, I mean, that’s what a graphic designer does, right?”
“Your hourly rate is okay, as long as you don’t need more than an hour. And you can show me how you did it so I can do it on my own next time.”
The other tightwad:
Client: “I want my website to have a forum, and a blog, and e-commerce, and photos, and videos, and podcasts, and a place where people can make their own profile and talk to other people like Twitter.”
Me: “Ok, what is your budget for this project?”
Client: “Oh, well, I mean, like $200.”
The guy who lost his logo and came up with a “brilliant” way to get it back:
A client just submitted his logo to me by sending a link to his store’s address on Google Maps… “Click on the thumbtack and it will take you to a picture of the front of my store. The logo is on the sign.”
These are probably all made up, but boy do they feel true.