I don’t do work for clients. They think they know what they want, but in fact, they know nothing. They often want to change details just for the sake of giving input. They don’t ask questions like, “Why is this like that? Would it work if it were this way instead?” They say, “I don’t like this.” Buddy, this is just one piece of a puzzle. Do you not buy a car because you don’t like the rev counter? No, it’s a full thing — a system.
This bit rubbed me the wrong way. He talks about clients as though they're inferior, and seems to imply that he's too good to work with people that aren't as intelligent as him. I'd argue that the client isn't the issue; it's his elitist attitude and unwillingness to educate them. There a lot of factors that play into why a client acts a certain way, and having a little empathy would go long way. Not everyone is a designer.
Agreed fully. Everyone has to deal with bad clients, but not all of them are this way. I suppose when you sold your company to adobe for $150 million you can afford to be elitist, and not work for clients.
But the rest of us have to make money somehow ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Guys, I found him. The ultimate hipster. There are some crackers in here;
"I get up around 7:30. I always set my alarm at odd times. It’s never 7:15; it’s usually more like 7:23 or 8:17. Today, I woke up at 7:27."
"I also recently discovered a love of writing with a typewriter, so I have a stack of 50 typed pages, organized by day."
Sure, those parts are a bit silly.. The point of the article is still very valid though
Yep, totally. Just chuckling at the silly bits.
Definitely chuckle-worthy :)