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Client: I just spent hours searching royalty-free images for the brochure and website but there is...

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Client: I just spent hours searching royalty-free images for the brochure and website but there is just way too many and I don’t have the time – can you look for me?

Me: Sure - we can do the search. Our rate $X per hour.

Client: No, no, no – it’s not part of the job. I want you to find the images for me to choose from before you start on the brochure and website.

Me: Searching for images requires using my studio’s resources which is $X per hour.

Client: Could you do it after work?

Me: Then it’s 2 x $X per hour.

Client: You are being ridiculous.

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gabrielgeraldo
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"You know, you guys are never under budget. Why is it that you always come in at around the estimated..."

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“You know, you guys are never under budget. Why is it that you always come in at around the estimated fee you sent to us?”
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HarlandCorbin
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Why don't you ever offer to pay us more than we invoice you for?

"Website will need to function and look very much like www.apple.com. LOOK AND STUDY apple.com. Our..."

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“Website will need to function and look very much like www.apple.com. LOOK AND STUDY apple.com. Our site must (MUST) operate, function, and look very much like this site on both mobile & desktop. We DO NOT WANT TO COPY apple, but make site identical.”
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Client: I thought I asked for the page to be able to show TIFFMe: I told you, most mainstream...

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Client: I thought I asked for the page to be able to show TIFF

Me: I told you, most mainstream browsers do not support TIFF. We recommended JPG and PNG from the start.

Client: But the functional spec has it saying that TIFF is required.

Me: You mean the functional spec that you edited after it was signed off?

Client: I don’t care, just speak to the Chrome and Firewolf guys to make it work!

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gabrielgeraldo
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DICA DO DIA

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Estas imagens de Mônaco em 1962 são simplesmente INACREDITÁVEIS! Ricardo Divila mandou. Vejam, vocês nunca viram nada parecido!

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I was one of six artists asked to take part in a local Christmas exhibition. Each of us were to make...

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I was one of six artists asked to take part in a local Christmas exhibition. Each of us were to make 4 original illustrations, for a total of 24 between us.

On November 6:

Client: Can you provide your illustrations by December 1?

Me: Absolutely! I just need to know what theme I’m working with and what size you’re looking for.

Client: Great! I’ll call you tomorrow with the details! 

I didn’t hear back for a month. On December 6:

Client: Can you bring those illustrations tomorrow? Also, they need to be framed.

Me: I can’t draw four illustrations in one day. I needed that information, and followed up on it a few times. It would have been cool to be part of this show, but I have other clients who need work from me, so sorry, I can’t participate.. 

No response. I got another email a day later that totally ignored what I’d said.

Client: Hey, can you actually bring 24 illustrations tomorrow?  

Me: ….

I guess none of the other illustrators wanted to produce new work in a day – though I’m not sure why they thought I’d be willing to produce all 24 in a night.

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