30 Amusing Stories of Clients From Hell

Inspiration Feed

Everybody has at least one client horror story, especially if you’re a designer or developer. Dealing with imbecile clients who just don’t understand the hard work and time it takes to create a beautiful design takes guts.

Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Part of our relationship with clients also involves sharing knowledge and gently prodding them to move in the right direction. Because the web is constantly changing, designers are often an invaluable resource for clients. It’s something clients need to know about.

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Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Dealing with concerned clients can be a challenge for numerous reasons. In some ways, it’s even worse for our clients. With that in mind, here are a few items that tend to put even cool clients into panic mode. The only trouble is that your client has never heard of this company.

Amazing Banner Design Ideas to Impress Your Potential Clients More

Graphic Mama

The post Amazing Banner Design Ideas to Impress Your Potential Clients More appeared first on GraphicMama Blog. An amazing collection of banner design ideas that will fuel you with inspiration and beauty for your next banner design project.

Client Testimonial for Abacus Insurance: Intelligently Delivered

The Logo Smith

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Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design

The Logo Smith

The post Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design appeared first on The Logo Smith. Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design “Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier: I must say Graham, that your logo helped me a lot. This is a logo for me — it’s a monogram. Although I am now a partner, it became part of my very own identity. I also filed it as a trademark — the […].

What Do Design Clients Mean When They Say “Make It Pop”?

Creative Market

The phrase seems to be a favorite of design clients since it's the easiest way to ask a designer to make something stand out. But sometimes it can be hard to decipher what the client actually means by this. Design vs. Client Jargon. “It looks great, but can you make it ‘pop’? ”.

Beyond Money: The Hidden Benefits of Web Design Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Clients tend to want their shopping cart to do something that goes against the grain. Perhaps a new client saw what you had done for someone else, or they had an idea that was similar enough to a feature you implemented in the past. Not all website design gigs are created equally.

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Being a Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

You’re now being paid for your talents and are working with real-world clients (not to mention bosses). Keeping things running smoothly, ensuring accessibility, staying compatible with new technologies, training clients and managing content are just a few of the things we’re tasked with.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The main point is to gain clients and make a decent living. As such, there is a lot of talk about booking big clients with budgets to match. Learn to Build Client Relationships. Just as no two projects are the same, you’ll find that no two clients are, either.

Finding the Real Value of Social Media for Web Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

I’m personally convinced that trying to book traditional web design clients through these channels is a waste of resources. On Facebook , it’s often existing clients or supportive friends and family. So, maybe social media isn’t the client-magnet we all hoped it would be.

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Tips for Working with Web Design Technophobes

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Our clients, however, might be a different story. Regardless of a client’s technical prowess, you can still develop a successful working relationship. Never Assume That a Client Understands Everything You Say. This is especially important when it comes to client training.

Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If you want work odd hours, for example, you’ll need clients who are willing to go along. The only caveat is that it’s not always easy to determine just what types of clients and projects you want to work with. Plus, I can use tools that I believe in when working with clients.

How to Launch Your Blog or Portfolio in 2020 (3,500+ Word Start to Finish Guide)

Inspiration Feed

The graphic design industry is tough. No matter where you go, you’ll see amazing talent through the work of other designers in the field.

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There Are Questions Even a Grumpy Designer Can’t Answer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

But that doesn’t stop clients from asking me about all manner of subjects. Clients often don’t have anywhere else to turn, so they ask their web designer. And clients are rightfully concerned about how to stay in compliance – even as the rules continue to evolve.

Design: These New and Silver-Winning Entries From Cut Once and Column Five are Full of Client Appreciation


To thank clients, they have developed holiday ‘thank you’ cards perfect for the holiday season. Design firm, Cut Once, submits their entry titled, “Notes of Gratitude” (above), to the Design Annual 2021.

Ideas for Making the WordPress Back End More User Friendly

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Building a website with WordPress for your clients opens them up to a whole new world of possibilities. Therefore, it’s up to us to try and improve this experience for our clients. This will allow clients access to the things they need, while keeping them away from what they don’t.

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How much for a logo? 6 things that affect the cost.

Lisa Maltby

Are you looking to grow your business or simply facilitate your current client base? branding design design tips graphic design logo design writing client resourcesHow much for a logo? 6 things that affect the cost.

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Top 10 Futur Courses to Learn Design & Business

Just Creative

If you run own graphic design firm, improving your skills can not only make you a better graphic designer but also more attractive to potential clients. How to Find Clients – $299. The course, led by Chris Do, teaches how to use Stylescapes to ensure your client’s happiness.

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Hello Monday

Communication Arts

Equal parts portfolio and character, Hello Monday’s new site inspires potential clients and new employees alike. Article

The Superb Noir Superhero Posters By Marko Manev

Design You Trust

His clients include Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney. Marko Manev is an illustrator, graphic designer and a conceptual mixed-media artist. He has a bachelor of fine arts degree and has worked as a graphic designer in advertising for a number of years.

Weekly News for Designers ? 524

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients – Keeping clients informed about new developments that can affect their website. Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients – A look at situations that can cause a panicky client and how to handle them.

A Plague Of Dragons: The Superb Fantasy Artworks By Justin Gerard

Design You Trust

Justin Gerard is an independent artist who has worked within the publishing and film industries providing illustrations for clients such as Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Harper Collins, Penguin Books, and Random House.

From three to 70 people: Five things Uniform's Nick Howe has learnt in two decades of running an agency

Creative Boom

The client was insistent that he wouldn't engage with us on a freelance basis – insurance, getting paid properly, and all that jazz. Balance these four things, and all will be good in the world of a creative, client service business: Clients. Clients come first.

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Noise 13's ocean-inspired packaging for H2O+ hopes to 'sail above' other skincare products

Creative Boom

To help its client stand out, Noise 13 explored the "ocean's deepest depths, where light barely penetrates". San Francisco branding agency Noise 13 has created this stunning new ocean-inspired packaging for H2O+ to help the skincare brand "sail above the sea of white minimalism on the shelf".

Pay Just $29 for The Type Designer’s Sophisticated Font Kit

Spoon Graphics

These are the kind of fonts you can rely upon for even the biggest of client projects. How do you fancy getting your hands on a hand-picked selection of professional fonts to take your branding, print and digital projects to the next level?

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Championing Design

Communication Arts

The Original Champions of Design cofounder Jennifer Kinon works to empower clients beyond their brands. Article

Island Smiles Dental Care Branding Process & Interview

Just Creative

How did the client find you? The client found my website and portfolio through Google, which is highly optimized for logo design & brand identity design search phrases. What was the client looking for?

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An Explanation on Font Licensing & Font Licence Matters for Designers: Some Do’s and Dont’s

The Logo Smith

That is to say, if you buy a commercial font, and use it in a logo design for a client, you have taken the 1st step to moral and legal safe ground. Font Licensing for Designer & Client. You the designer can buy the font, but ideally need to register the licence to the client.

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Filthy Media looks to iconic quotes from Hamlet for its latest side venture project

Creative Boom

And so far it's worked, attracting clients such as Adidas and Brighton & Hove Albion FC. Brighton studio Filthy Media has designed a new fly-poster campaign, advertising a fictional production of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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New Year, Same Me: Yeye Weller's fun illustrations that poke fun at New Year's resolutions

Creative Boom

Yeye creates everything from small illustrations in his tiny studio in the small German town of Münster and selling 50 pieces of his hand-printed magazines to working with huge clients like Warner Bros, New York Times and Dunkin' Donuts. Have you failed at your New Year's resolutions yet?

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Tom Noon on his musical, spontaneous and illustrative approach to graphic design

Its Nice That

Instead, he combines these elements across the board to build on his spontaneous process for clients such as Adidas, Jadu Heart, Low Island and Khruangbin. Tom sees illustration and design as two media that “aren’t mutually exclusive”.

Q&A with Jacob Cass on Designing the Logo for San Francisco

Just Creative

Plus learn how to land such clients and the extensive process that goes on behind the scenes. How did the client find you? What was the client looking for? Over 50 concepts were explored on my own with about 16 presented internally to the agency and 5 to the client.

Ping Hatta's big-shouldered characters speak of contemporary fashion and body positivity

Creative Boom

Her bold lined drawings of larger-than-life characters with square shoulders and blushing cheeks have become her signature trademark, attracting clients such as Vogue, American Illustration, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle Magazine, Diptyque Paris and Rebecca Minkoff.

The Creative Graveyard: What happens to projects after they get cut?

Its Nice That

It’s a familiar story to most in the creative industry – you pour your heart (and hours) into a commission, only for it to get killed by the client.

8 Creative Ways To Improve Your SEO (Search Rankings)

Just Creative

It won’t be long before other big influencers, and more importantly, potential clients start taking notice. Websites that provide highly informative content typically have better conversion rates resulting in more clients. This article has been contributed by Adam Petty. It’s 2020.

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Five Foolproof Steps to Score More Freelance Graphic Design Jobs

Creative Market

Convincing Clients They Need Your Design Services. If you’ve ever dealt with a difficult client , you’ve probably heard them claim at one point or another that they could do your job for you. Coming in at a distant second, time investment was only mentioned by 33% of clients.

Kult, Inspiring Minimalist Baber Shop Design [Odessa]


Completed by interior design studio Sivak & Partners in just 3 months due to client expectation, they developed the concept for 1.5 It is alway inspiring and interesting to see such projects with strong financial and time constraint like the KULT barber shop in Odessa, Ukraine.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for Seyfarth by Carbone Smolan Agency

Under Consideration / Brand

1945) "With more than 900 lawyers across 16 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Our drive for excellence leads us to seek out better ways to work with our clients and each other. “As Far as the Eye can Sey”.

“I’m a bit afraid of colours”: Romina Malta on her illustrative approach to design

Its Nice That

Namely an art director, she focuses primarily on editorial and sound design, as well as taking on commissions for various clients, studios, artists, galleries and record labels. Romina’s multi-disciplinary approach lends itself nicely to the types of projects she likes to take on.

The Value Ladder for Designers & Brands

Just Creative

As a designer, have you ever considered how you cater to your client’s needs with a value ladder? A value ladder is a classic tool that helps you map out your products or services in visual way, in ascending order of value and price.

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Communication Arts

This Minneapolis-based design partnership draws its strength from a wealth of creativity and healthy client relationships. Article

What is Brand Strategy? What is the Discovery Process?

Just Creative

What is brand strategy and what does the typical workshop process look like when working with clients? How can you get brand strategy clients? In the video below we discuss: What brand strategy is and what the process looks like when working with clients.

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