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Do You Want A Designer Or Not?!

, , , , | Right | November 19, 2022

I was working on a website/logo/rebranding project. The client wanted her logo to be a nice medium blue. Cool. Easy.

While working on the website:

Client: “Can you make the header black? I want a really dark header.”

Black made the logo look almost neon. She didn’t see anything wrong with that. This was the first sign that things weren’t going to go well.

I did some work to make sure everything fit together, making sure to pick fonts and colors that worked with what she wanted without clashing too much.

Me: “Okay, I have everything together. Log in and have a look.”

Client: “Great! I’ve had a look, and I made a few changes.”

I had a look, and everything was a nightmare. She’d changed the background to a purple that looked like old wine, with bright white block text in bold. There was no difference between her headers and her text body. Random seafoam colors littered the screen.

I cringed and then did my best to alter it slightly. I found a color that matched the logo in tone, instead of clashing like something from an ’80s sitcom.

After I showed her what I’d done, she polled fifteen of her friends for their opinions. This caused her to lecture me about why her design was better… for three hours.

I’ve since dropped said client.  

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