Dear Clients, This is how you sound sometimes.

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Can you imagin this in the supermarket with a line of people behind you.

Very funny vid ;)

That hits too close to home!

That was too good. Pretty much covered all the bases.

In India, this is pretty normal. Part of the business.

Especially familiar is the part about "teaching us how to do it so we can produce it in-house." Anyone that's ever been in the commercial art business has heard that one. I'm passing this vid around to my designer buddies. Hilarious.

Stan

These conversations are one of the things that really pushes me away from interactive/web design. I honestly just don’t know how to deal with someone who wants me to work for free, will only pay a cut rate if I do get the contract, and makes it abundantly clear that they’ll send the work to some guy in Bengaluru if I want wage that would allow me to pay off my student loans. And that’s just the design firms…

That lady is just stupid. She should have just gone the crowdsourcing route and had a bunch of stylists enter a haircut contest.

Sadly, in this economy, I'm seeing these customers 'winning' more often than not.

Brilliant!!

I would like to see someone have this conversation with a hitman that they just hired.

ChrisL

Magnificient!!

Who's the genious behind this?

Here in Spain we have a lot of problems with "primos" (cousins) who have learned how to use photoshop and therefore can do logos, posters, websites and whatever they are asked for, charging 10% of the normal rate.

Cheers.

www.yagobolivar.es

Great movie Joe... so familiar in every single way.

You know what?

What piss me off is that clients won't actually say those things when they go to a restaurant, buy a CD or have a hair cut, but when they are dealing with a designer, those lines came out.

Sometimes I feel like designers are worse than those guys who sell newspapers by the roadside. At least no one bargain with them.

Not sure about your country, but over here, client won't bargain with an architect, but they would do that with a graphic designer.