10,000?! We could buy Photoshop for less than that!
July 11, 2018 7:02 PM   Subscribe

 
oh jfc january 30th's tweet

help
posted by Hermione Granger at 7:40 PM on July 11 [2 favorites]


OK, I am not even a freelance designer but I know just enough to have a sense of the scale of my ignorance, and these are consistently hilarious.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 7:43 PM on July 11 [6 favorites]


re: Jan 30—do graphic design clients expect change orders to be free? Because over here in construction, that sounds pretty funny.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 7:48 PM on July 11 [3 favorites]


Oh, man- even in marketing research, I am feeling April 23rd.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:56 PM on July 11


Anticipation - oh yes. Yes they do.
posted by azpenguin at 7:58 PM on July 11


I broke my personal prohibition for giving favorites to anything hosted on Twitter for this. Still, Twitter is part of the problem, but it fits more in Rogue One than Force Awakens.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:13 PM on July 11


LinkedIn, hahahahaha

This is brilliant.
posted by theora55 at 8:38 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


The blowing up the phone one is too real, I do that like 3 times a week.
posted by bradbane at 9:00 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


I think the logo is big enough, but that’s a really bad font choice.
posted by LeLiLo at 9:01 PM on July 11


People expect change orders to be free in software design too. I think this is because the process and materials of making code (and graphics/art) are opaque to your average client. It’s a lot easier to imagine that construction takes “real work” because you can see the workers swinging actual hammers on actual materials that exist in the material world, not just in a file on somebody’s hard drive. Also, clients are the worst ;)
posted by Doleful Creature at 9:56 PM on July 11


Even in construction though, most of the cost of most change orders is labor time. Including the time of the person who has to prepare and present the change order itself.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 1:21 AM on July 12


Did I mention a client ripped me off (stiffed me on their invoices) for $30K last year?

Honestly, it's just about done me in. That's big money to yrs trly.
posted by maxwelton at 2:54 AM on July 12 [1 favorite]


“Making the logo bigger.”
LOL'd.
posted by Fizz at 4:42 AM on July 12 [2 favorites]


Approved-final-FINAL-color-final-v3.psd

I see you've been in our shared drive.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:34 AM on July 12 [4 favorites]


I wonder if the different perception of change orders in construction is an effect of that industry's history of unionization.
posted by Uncle Ira at 7:45 AM on July 12 [1 favorite]


I am not the work, and the work is not me. I am not the work, and the work is not me. I am not the work, and the work is not me. I am not the work ...
posted by Quasirandom at 9:02 AM on July 12 [4 favorites]


do graphic design clients expect change orders to be free? Because over here in construction, that sounds pretty funny.

Often, yes, they expect all changes to be included in the initial budget - and if those changes are "less" than the original order (which is already complete), they are even more upset.
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 12:53 PM on July 12


June 20 is my life.

I do freelancing in two different field: Illustration/design and data analysis. I have no idea why my design clients consistently treat the work with less respect and with more demands than the data analysis clients. The only thing I can think of is EVERYONE THINKS THEY HAVE AN EYE FOR DESIGN but just don't have the tools or technical skills to actualize their brilliant vision (although some think they have the skills).
posted by Young Kullervo at 7:01 AM on July 13


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