Dear Client, We Need To Talk(

over 6 years ago from Nurit Bahat, Art Director @Webydo

  • Wes OudshoornWes Oudshoorn, over 6 years ago

    Hi Lior, thanks for your reply.

    I've just read the piece again and I think my main critique still stands. Every "principle" has a great point, but is buried in negatives. It would make me nervous as one of your customers, afraid to do something wrong.

    You see, I've had clients that didn't appreciate my creative work. And I've had clients who've hurt my feelings. Then there's those that pissed me off. I've had projects terminated earlier than expected. And clients that didn't pay for my work. Those that didn't return my calls.

    Hiring a creative isn't like buying a TV or a car.

    Maybe you aren't interested in a high quality end product

    It's disrespectful.

    Please don't ask to see my work every other hour, and I'd ask you not to micro-manage me. I cannot focus when you are looking over my shoulder 24/7. It's stifling.

    Please don't ask me for "A Logo" or "A Viral Video".

    3 points
    • Chris DroomChris Droom, over 6 years ago

      This part also jumped out at me:

      I've had clients who've hurt my feelings

      This paints the picture of a fragile prima donna, not a professional designer — which is probably incorrect.

      4 points