How To Drive A Graphic Designer cRaZy
In case you don’t realize, this post is suppose to be sarcastic and funny.
Who do these graphic designers think they are? I mean, it’s the client that came up with the idea to get something designed, it’s the client that is picking out the colors, it’s the client that’s doing all the work. Right? All the designer is doing is putting some colors on a screen.
Over the years, here is what I’ve found out that can drive your graphic designer crazy. Not sure why, but those guys are touchy.
If you’ve got a great idea, put it into Word and send it to the designer. Got images? Toss them into Word too. Flowcharts are definitely best in Excel. All your assets should come in some Microsoft document because everyone loves Microsoft Office.
Comic Sans is the best font ever. Hands down.
More is better
What’s all that white space? Lets add some images up in that margin. Also, we can shorten up the page if we get rid of all that white space in-between paragraphs. Margins and padding are for dummies. That’s valuable real estate. Ohh maybe we could put some clip art up there.
Always send your logos to the graphic designer in a Word document. Didn’t we already learn this? It should be small and low quality. Don’t worry, they’ll be able to perform magic and make it look awesome; at no extra cost of course. Once they get it in the design, always ask for it to be bigger. Bigger is better.
Get Specific Generic
Here are good things to say to your designer: I want a design that really speaks to me. Something that is now. Can we add a little pizazz and jazz it up just a bit? Make it pop. Our goal here is to make it beautiful.
Then when the designer adds pizazz and all that jazz, tell them that you don’t want your website to look like that. What the hell were they thinking?
Pick colors like red and blue because they are patriotic. And when the design comes back to you, tell them you didn’t want red red. Have them bump it down a notch. And that blue is to blue. How about we change that to more of a sky blue. And where is the green?
Take your time approving the design. This is an important decision so take days, weeks or even longer. But once you give the feedback, demand that the designer turn it around in less than 24 hours. I mean, how hard can his job be? You did all the work here.
And we’re done!
This is great, it’s perfect. We’re all done, except can we make the lady a little more happy and that blue is more of a morning sky blue, can we change it to evening sky blue?
Ohh and I have another project for you. Since you know my style, can we do it in 1/2 the time and cost this time? It’s pretty much the same thing, only different colors and layout.
This post was inspired by hullom.wordpress.com.