Tips for dealing with Designers:
1: Don’t belittle the skill and effort it takes to make designs.
2: Don’t assume you can do what we spent years trainings to do just because you took one class in high school or college way back when. (unless you’re a prodigy)
3: Don’t expect good results from vauge, unrealistic requests.
4: Don’t try to worm your way out of paying when its clear you can. (charities excluded)
Now I realize some people not might realize what they are saying is rude and I am willing to forgive your ignorance, but if you talk like this to a designer you are a jerk.
For the folks over at Clientsfromhell.net whose horror stories (submitted by anonymous designers, photographers and other various professions both creative and not) have inspired this comic. This comic is for you.
It really saddens me how true this is. I tend to price my stuff fairly cheap for small time businesses and normal people so I really find it insulting and upsetting when people try to get even more work then what they paid for and get upset when I tell them extra work will cost extra money. Or when people just try to get out of paying for anything at all.
I realize that most clients just don’t realize how much of a deal they are getting because they know nothing about the business, so they assume it is all cheap. I also realize that us as artists tend to shoot ourselves in the foot by doing work for way less then it is worth. But that doesn’t excuse the people who just don’t want to pay anything or who actually know the good deal they are getting and still step all over their artist to try and get even more without paying.
People see the importance of art and or appreciate art but have no respect for the artists that make the art.
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