Overheard - The Nightmare Client

Today at work, The Varmint and I have been negotiating the trickiest of all clients: The Frustrated Graphic Designer.

He wears the dark-rimmed glasses. He waxes on using words like "minimalist" and "organic" and "Warholian" in the same sentence. He says things like "Far be it from me to tell a designer how to do their job, but..."

This sentence, however, might just take the cake...

Client: "My ex-girlfriend was into graphics and I know a lot of artists, so I think I know a little something about design."

[Five minutes later, in the privacy of our car...]

Tam: Shoot me now.

The Varmint: Murder-suicide?

Tam: Deal.


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I am a writer and lazy artist who loves travel, architecture and design. Right now, I'm into photography. My fabulous husband (a.k.a. The Varmint) and I are also the principals of a San Diego-based creative agency - and new parents to the divine Baby Mak. Read More >