Clients. They enable us to do a job we love and pay for food and beer. We couldn’t survive without them.
Obviously, your clients are perfect. So are mine. But not all client relationships are forged by friendly pixies in fairy land where everyone lives in harmony. Sometimes a client doesn’t understand what you’re trying to achieve. Sometimes they’re confused and have difficulty expressing their opinion. Sometimes they provide hilarious feedback.
SharpSuits.net is displaying a selection of feedback quotes which express the anger, exasperation, frustration and sadness experienced by Ireland’s creative community. Each has been lovingly transformed into A3 posters which were sold in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Fortunately, they’re still available online for us to laugh at.
My personal favorites…
the target audience is males and females aged zero and up
I’m just not sure that a globe and passport represents travel
I’m the target market and I don’t like it!
I’ll know what I want when I see it
could you solutionise that for me?
everyone wants more dipperability
we want it to look like this but don’t copy it,
just make it different enough
but keep it the same!
we need more images of groups of people
having non-specific types of fun
looks great, however,
the copy seems to be in Latin,
but could be Italian or Spanish?
I have printed it out
but the animated GIF is not moving?
we feel that red just isn’t right for Christmas
the Christmas tree has to look natural…
…but it has to be purple
Brilliant — and there are plenty more!
What’s the most amusing feedback you’ve heard? Just to be clear, that’s not feedback from one of your clients — it’ll be something said to another designer you happen to know!