Designer Client memes are aplenty, which is hilarious to think about because designers have been frustrated enough to create them. The client-designer relationship is one that can be related to a frenemy. That being said, we love our clients and them, our designers. Let’s jump to 20 of the funniest designer-client memes out there without any more white noise content!
20 Hilarious Designer Client Memes
The Grind Never Stops
You’ve got to hand it to designers. They really follow the “we aren’t satisfied till you are” policy. Regardless of the time, day or night. They drop whatever they have to get their client what they want out of their design.
Practice Being Psychic?
As a designer have you ever found yourself wishing there was a tool on your software? A magical tool that helped you read every thought your client had regarding what they want from you as a designer. We don’t want to read everything that’s on your mind. Just enough to get things rolling quicker!
Dealing with a technological Boomer can be tiring for anyone. Designers are no exception, after days and nights slogging over a design. Excuse us, if there isn’t much patience left in us to explain, why the JPEG WEBSITE MOCKUP, isn’t clickable and fully functioning like a website.
Unofficial Client Chant
We’ve all made a faux pas when going to a designer. The faux pas is not knowing what we want. Just going with a vague idea and hoping they can just envision and deliver it immediately. If the shoe were on the other foot and someone came at us like that. I think we’d just drop off, no further questions asked.
The Game of Life
When this is your life as a designer. Sometimes you wish you rolled a different career when you started playing the game of life. Enough said.
A Designer’s Lifelines
Continuing the game references, let’s do a game show next. Have you ever watched ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire? The gameshow with the 3 lifelines? To a designer; Coffee, Pinterest, Google and their creativity are what help their designs. They are their lifelines in the game of “Who wants to be able to afford Life”.
Out of Creative Juice
Sometimes designers get attached to what they have envisioned. We know what would work best for the client’s goal with the design. We’ll offer it to you with tiny tweaks until we find a healthy compromise.
This is probably one of the biggest hindrances when it comes to design. Asking for top dollar work without paying close to top dollar isn’t getting anyone, anywhere. While we understand profit margins and everything else that comes with running a business. We also expect clients to understand that we’re also just trying to run our business. The price of good work is the price of good work.
Changes x Infinity
Sometimes, there are so many changes you just feel like you’ve aged a billion years with just one project. The statement, “it’s amazing but…” can wake the best of us up in cold sweats.
No this isn’t a spin-off, of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space. Or maybe it should be, “we’ve got some white space baby, please leave it alone and don’t write your name.”
How are Designs Made Again?
You mean to say it just doesn’t take the push of one button to create an amazing design? To every designer’s disappointment. It takes a hundred pushes of a hundred buttons and clicks to get a decent design. If it were a button. You wouldn’t be here asking for a design, we hope!
Color Color, Which Color?
There isn’t much to say here. If the colour wheel can’t help you. All we can offer is sympathy. Color us impressed by you still making an effort to deliver something unique.
All you can do sometimes is laugh through the pain. Maybe set some realistic expectations if they’re willing to listen.
Asking for something to look natural and not wanting “natural” colours? How does one deliver that? Kudos to you, if you can figure that one out.
A gentle answer to that question, no no I cannot. And no, please do not edit it on Microsoft Word. Please, Please!
Are there graphic designer support groups out there? If there isn’t one there definitely should be. We feel your pain and have got your back!
And the Ideas come Rolling
When you’re trying to be polite when they start pitching their “creative” ideas. Once they’re done you’re trying to figure out how to say, maybe not that, but how about this?
The final version for you is usually not their final version. That “so far” really can get the tears flowing. Apparently the client thinks there’s a final final version. We know the pain, let it out.
Could we have some Traffic Please?
We know how difficult explaining how to gain traffic can be. While your designs might be awesome, explaining to the client that traffic takes patience, time and consistency could possibly drain you of all your patience.
We know your woes as a designer. If it helps we can provide you with the possible tools you could need to design. Head on over to Postudio and make all your client’s design dreams come true.