10 surefire ways to make your designer say, “Are you kidding me?”

In no particular order…
  1. Send project edits piecemeal.
  2. Keep changing your mind, and eventually settle on the very first concept.
  3. Ask for Comic Sans font.
  4. Insist on using boring, cliche stock images.
  5. Disappear for weeks and ignore all emails and phone calls.
  6. Request multiple proposals with varying specs and then never move forward with any project.
  7. Ask why designing a website is so expensive and cite lower rates you got from a sophomore IT major.
  8. Design the project yourself in Microsoft Word and send it over as “just a suggestion.”
  9. Don’t pay your invoice on time.
  10. Fax or mail hard copies of text to be included in a project.

Have you committed any of these faux pas? Or do you have any to add to the list?

2012-08-14T19:27:05+00:00 August 14th, 2012|working with a freelancer|

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Lauren Rauseo is your one-stop shop for print design, websites, and HTML email. When she's not busy working on client projects, Lauren enjoys running, practicing yoga, drinking a soy latte, and having a dance party in the living room with her kids. Shake it off, people, just shake it off.