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.

Brief encounters: How to change your clients' briefing habits and nail their objectives

Creative Boom

Following on from his article on developing a fairer, more productive pitching process , Mark Davis, co-founder and creative director of property branding agency me&dave , offers insights and tips on the art of getting your clients to write better creative briefs.

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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 […].

How to Get Clients: 15 Ways to Help Clients Find & Hire You

Just Creative

In a perfect world, we would never run out of clients and we would never have to go looking for work. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and for many of us, prospecting clients is part of the job, even when we would rather be working on projects professional or personal in nature.

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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.

How to work with clients during a pandemic

Creative Review

The post How to work with clients during a pandemic appeared first on Creative Review We talk to three creative agencies about delivering virtual pitches, winning new business and being a useful partner to brands in troubling times.

Dealing with Uncertain Times as a Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

For web designers who rely on client work to make a living, this situation is especially daunting. After all, what happens to our clients greatly affects us as well. Finally, this could also be a good opportunity to help existing clients make some necessary changes.

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.

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.

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.

How can small studios land big clients?

Design Week

For any sized design studio, landing a well-known client can be a huge milestone. But as a smaller studio, or one just established, getting the opportunity to pitch to bigger clients can be a mystery. This isn’t to say, however, that landing big clients as a small studio can’t be done. We wanted to find out how they landed their biggest clients so asked them to share their tips on how it all happened. ” The post How can small studios land big clients?

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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Sabine Zetteler on helping colleagues and clients in a crisis

Creative Review

Here, Sabine Zetteler, founder of creative PR agency Zetteler, talks to CR about supporting a team and being useful to clients in uncertain times. The post Sabine Zetteler on helping colleagues and clients in a crisis appeared first on Creative Review

The 5 Forgivable ‘Sins’ of a Freelance Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Have you ever received a message from a prospective new client and just never got around to replying? Some days, it can feel like a new client is indeed the last thing you need to deal with – as counterintuitive as that may sound. That’s a benefit to both you and your clients.

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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The 5 Types of Projects NOT to Include in Your Portfolio

Speckyboy Design Magazine

A good one can show potential clients that you have the talent and experience to get the job done. You don’t want to give prospective clients with really tiny budgets the wrong idea. And a bad breakup with a client can be especially difficult.

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.

“We like to experiment, so many clients may find our work bizarre”: White Russian Studio on its unique practice

Its Nice That

The Russian digital design studio is trying to integrate 3D into many aspects of its work.

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.

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.

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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Linked: Kontrapunkt Type Exhibit

Under Consideration / Brand

A really great online exhibit by Kontrapunkt -- based on a physical exhibit in 2019 at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo -- to showcase their bespoke typography work for clients like Asics, Shiseido, and Carlsberg Visit Link.

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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Kris Andrew Small on pushing his style forward without distancing it from his existing work

Its Nice That

The Australian illustrator and designer has been working with a plethora of exciting clients while also developing his personal style – and it’s seen his confidence grow immensely.

Surviving the crisis of the coronavirus as an independent creative

Creative Boom

One thing that has worked for me is helping my clients to extend more favourable payment terms, i.e. rather than 50% deposit and 50% completion fee, I have adapted that to a four-stage payment structure of 25% fee over a project duration to help my client’s cash flow.

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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

Uncovering the processes behind 'some of the best design projects in the world'

Creative Boom

One of the leading studios from this chilly, apparently somewhat utopian region is Stockholm Design Lab , which has worked with a vast range of clients across various sectors on projects with. The diversity of its clients is reflected in the diversity of the sort of work the studio creates.

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Lana Belton, Madeleine Berg, and Emma Skaaning on starting their own design studio in Berlin

Creative Boom

They'd already found a few clients during their studies and felt like nothing was holding them back, so Studio Skulptur was born. We had a few clients to get us started, so we found a space and gave it our all.

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Lessons of Lockdown: What creative freelancers will be doing differently when things return to normal

Creative Boom

A lot of the design, illustration, photography and copywriting that keeps our clients ticking over is on hold and we don't know when they'll be hiring us again. Manage expectations before any project begins, so your client fully understands how you like to be paid.

Five things they never tell you about becoming a graphic designer

Creative Boom

Consequently, when they're hiring new graphic designers, they'll be looking for people with motion design skills to bolster their client offering. It's all about the client. It would be nice if clients signed off on every idea you suggested and every design you created.

Organizing Your Personal and Commercial Design Work

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Should you risk confusing potential clients with a mish-mash of work, or should there be a clear separation of commercial work and weird, creative stuff that is less commercial? As I said, it can be a good thing to be weird and creative, because clients may take notice of your creativity.

Insider tips on how to make it as a professional illustrator

Creative Boom

There'll be times when your work is rejected, there'll be times when the client doesn't understand your vision, and there'll be times when you're short of work. It's never personal when you lose a brief or client enquiry, and it often pays to follow up with that lost job down the line.".

Graphis Master: Michael Pantuso’s Distinct Logos and Designs are Unmistakable


Michael Pantuso, is a graphic designer and artist from the United States who has successfully found the balance between client work and personal creativity.

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.

Nik Mirus Still Life Portfolio Update


Since then, in the last four years, he kept shooting both editorial and commercial projects for a wide array of great clients. Back in 2016, we covered the Canadian conceptual still life photographer Nik Mirus.

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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Bedroom Gallery Wall

Old Brand New

So today, my CLIENT (aka my boo. I’ll be referring to him as my CLIENT from now on. My CLIENT was not having it though. And you know me, all about making my clients happy so I decided to shop around the house for artworks.