Graphic Designer Vs. Client
Posted by Alex
WARNING: While hilarious, the language used in the above videos is NSFW.
“I have made a mock up myself to help you in Microsoft Word. Just one other thing — seeing as I’m only going to use one of the ten designs you are going to do for me, I would like to pay 1/10th of the £3.50”
I was rolling on the ground watching this. I laugh at these videos in that “oh yeah, SO true” sort of way, but am not really comparing it to any of my past jobs. It’s almost as if this sort of client relationship is understood on some sort of primal level for designers. You hear enough stories and it may as well have happened to you. Anyway, this is hilarious; the automated-voice delivery is perfectly weird. The way they say “Microsoft Word” is fantastic.
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Ray Drainville says:October 15, 2009 at 3:14 am
That’s a truly awesome find. I think you get these types of clients in the really early days of one’s career. And hopefully you learn to avoid them later on. And, of course, deal with those anger issues :)
NEOkeitaro says:October 15, 2009 at 4:01 am
This is HILARIOUS. Too bad the designer is depicted as such a pissed off, aggressive person, but then again, the client certainly looked for it! :D
NEOkeitaro says:October 15, 2009 at 4:03 am
Notice, by the way, that the designer STILL performs the job… That pretty much shows the situation for most of us :D
FlyCasual says:October 15, 2009 at 5:59 am
I’ve experienced every one of these situations. This hits too close to home. Brilliant.
mc hammond says:October 15, 2009 at 6:24 am
so funny. i pretty much expect everyone i do any work for to be completely retarded any more. while that sounds sort of depressing i guess it gives me a better attitude towards their retardation.
noto says:October 15, 2009 at 6:43 am
“your typographic knowledge is f***in’ amazing”.
RA_OUL says:October 15, 2009 at 7:37 am
What a great way to start my Thursday morning! This is ridiculously hilarious. Great post.
Kevin says:October 15, 2009 at 8:40 am
oh man, perfect-o!
Kurt Lorenz says:October 15, 2009 at 8:44 am
Jesus F#(king Christ, I think this could be so very F#(king funny without all of the cussing, you God Damned C*nt Faced Bastard… I am by no means against a well placed F-word and I agree that cursing could be appropriate towards the end of each clip, but come on, it serves no purpose, just like me calling you a God Damned C*nt Faced Bastard in this comment.
Eat Me says:October 15, 2009 at 9:13 am
What I find interesting is that there are so many people on here commenting about how they think this is funny — but then have comments on how to make it better (i.e., less profanity, managing anger issues, etc). To those people, I say: You’re as bad as the stupid fucking client the creator of this video is making fun of. Go fuck yourselves, you retarded douchebags. If you want to alter something that is already perfect, make your own mutherfucking video.
Kurt Lorenz says:October 15, 2009 at 9:24 am
Perfect. Funny. So brilliant. I can’t believe how amazing this is. This is probably the best video ever created. I LMFAO, twice. I think I’m gonna go watch it again it’s so perfect. I just can’t stop thinking about how wonderful this video is. It really has transformed my world view. Whoever created this is a GENIUS. I really like it.
Bryan says:October 15, 2009 at 9:52 am
You see a lot of this kind of trope in funny design vids, but this is the first one I’ve seen that so beautifully captures the designer’s internal dialogue. Love it. I may forward to my clients!
Peter says:October 15, 2009 at 10:26 am
Oh man! That was great.
The whole bit about the newspaper ad actually happened to me a couple weeks ago, almost word for word.
“You’re the designer, come up with something.” – LMAO, so true.
meredith says:October 15, 2009 at 12:06 pm
Jesse says:October 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm
To funny! I agree with noto, that was the best line! haha! I wish i didnt have way to much experience with sht like that. and i wish i didnt need money enough to have to do it!
Jesse says:October 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm
sometimes the directer of design where i work actually asks shit like this of me, and i just stare in disbelief.
eydryan says:October 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm
these are so horrible.
poor production value and the voices make me want to take them to the trash compactor.
the phrases are somewhat common designer issues but the realization is plain crap
James says:October 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm
So sick. I love it.
WAcreative says:October 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm
I always somehow scare off idiots like that with my SUPER EXPENSIVE ($1000) websites. But I have ran into people like that… Soooooo annoying!
Scott says:October 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm
if you watch until the end you’ll see that they were done in Xtra-Normal, this new text to speech/video thing that’s become sort of a meme. They’re supposed to be horrible, that’s the whole point.
The best xtranormal I’ve ever seen though is the Sonar 8.5 video: http://bit.ly/txWaf
Renoir says:October 16, 2009 at 8:51 am
Whahaha awesome, great find!
jheftmann says:October 16, 2009 at 11:02 am
sorry, normally posts here are always on point.
this, however, was not. I saw it a few weeks back and it was poorly produced, cliche, and most importantly, the client vs. designer thing is dead. Let’s all get past it. Everyone’s been there before, nothing’s changing, and clients pay our salaries/invoices/whatever. The mentality has to change.
Scott says:October 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm
see my comment above (#21)….it’s supposed to be horrible, it’s this free service that turns a text file into a video. you literally just type up a text file and upload it and it makes a video out of it.
as for the content, yeah, but it’s still good for a laugh. I think this was more about comedy than any big statement.
Jakub says:October 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm
*shakes head at the people that don’t get its suppose to be horrible*
jheftmann says:October 17, 2009 at 2:27 pm
@scott and jakub
fair enough. obviously just struck a nerve with me for whatever reason.
otherwise fine work, gents.
Patrick (Art Sponge) says:October 19, 2009 at 6:14 am
this is hilarious and there’s not much else to it, its just funny :) thanks
John Coonen says:October 19, 2009 at 4:45 pm
Dead on a gnat’s ass funny.
Sharry says:October 20, 2009 at 4:51 am
Great! Love the ‘Comic Sans’ font bit, had a client a few months ago who wanted the website font changed to this. As always the client knows best.
Strup says:October 21, 2009 at 8:46 am
LM f* AO yeah, I made this 40 page full color brochure in excel and we did this amazing cover in power point, so we just need you to add a little of your magic … so we can get it over to the printer within the hour. But fist we just need to run it by our review committee. This should only take a few minutes of your time. And make sure all the pictures are cropped and sized the same, and we really to have the background changed on them, to a nice blue sky. But that’s just two mouse clicks for you……..
Ramune says:October 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Hilarious and unfortunately I can relate to it, however I usually am a bit more professional in my responses.
Rita | Creative Graphic Design says:October 27, 2009 at 6:34 am
I’ve seen this vid a lot of times and around 10 graphic design blogs I’ve visited featured this yet still, it never fails to amuse me.
Ludovic says:November 9, 2009 at 2:53 am
Oh God ahahah
Rose says:January 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm
My Boss is like the client