Sex Sells? How Provocative Ads Work and 5 Examples of Spicy Campaigns We’ve all stumbled upon erotically themed marketing materials at one point or another. And, whether we like to admit it or not, we all stop to take a closer look. Here are 5 great examples of provocative ad [...]
Should I Fire My Design Client?When, if ever, is the right time to fire your design client? If you're client shows signs of begin a real problem, the sooner the better.We've all had that bad design client. You know, the one we want to get rid of but never do. [...]
I was trading funny design stories with a colleague of mine Rachelle, from NTI Data, and she shared this infographic with me that she had done a while back. I got a few good chuckles out of it so I asked if I could repost it here to share with [...]
Sometimes it is dang near impossible to work with client feedback and these situations have been brilliantly translated into graphic posters by Ireland's creative community.
Knowing how to identify and deal with a bad web design client is an art form. Dealing with the occasional “Bad Client” is par for the course with web design, as it is in any industry. As web designers we’ve all come across those special few whose time spent with us just seems to linger like a bad penny. One of our designers came across this infographic titled, “The Anatomy of a Horrible Web Design Client” and we just had to share it. I’m sure that many of our designer friends will get a chuckle out of this if they haven’t already seen it. If you get a kick out of this infographic then you will probably also like these related posts: Graphic Design Clients From Hell Top 15 Phrases Graphic Designers Hate to Hear […]
When designing packaging for the retail environment, there are many considerations designers must be aware of - how will the product be displayed, what materials are best, what are the competitors doing, etc. However, even the best packaging design can fail on the retail shelf when labels and price tags [...]
T'was the Friday before Christmas, and all through the day designers stared out the window at weather so gray. Wishing and hoping the day's end would draw near, when out of the blue came a 6-pack of Reindeer BEER! Now the design team is happy, with cold ones in [...]
Clients From Hell from ClientsFromHell on Vimeo. We love our clients and we certainly want them to know that, but as designers we've heard a lot of crazy things, so when we saw this video posted by one of our favorite design blogs, http://clientsfromhell.net/, well, we just had to share.
Over the years we’ve heard a lot of things from potential clients and from those we’ve been able to put together a list of our top most frequent and hated phrases that we hear. The following are 15 phrases graphic designers hate to hear. Statements like these are red flags for designers, not necessarily because they come from “bad” clients, but because they come from clients who are a bit misguided. If your client repeats any of these, tread carefully and make sure to explain and clarify the scenario. You’ll avoid a lot of hassle and broken business relationships if you communicate the issues beforehand. 1. I have a simple project. It shouldn’t take you very long. You wouldn’t schedule a medical procedure and inform your surgeon it shouldn’t take him more than two hours, would you? Just like you wouldn’t tell your mechanic that your broken-down truck should only cost $100 to fix. Why? Because they are the experts; they are the ones who know what they are doing and can properly assess the situation. The same rule applies with design projects. This phrase is basically telling the designer you don’t want to spend the time or money to have your project done right. […]
Everyone at some point in their hours of endless web surfing stumbles across the disappointing 404 error message. This happens sometimes when a link is broken or if you accidentally mistype the url. Usually these are just blank pages that direct you to go back from whence [...]
Most people play app games to pass the time, but I like to think that Draw Something is one of those games that actually helps the creative mind. Limited color palette, small screen, "consumer audience" are all factors to consider in this game, and that translates into the [...]