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Life as a designer is great right? You spend the day doing what you love, producing creative design material for big name brands and seeing your work being admired around the town in the form of ads, leaflets or even as a website. People hire you for your experienced knowledge of white space, composition, typography and colour theory, then put the image of their company entirely in your hands to work your magic and put the years of training into practice. In reality, things often don’t go quite smoothly. We have gathered here 7 comedy videos that show the harsh truth about real life as a designer.
South Park Mac vs PC
In this hilarious video, you can see a heated debated of which one is better – Mac or PC, between South Park characters. This video has been watched 20 million+ times!
It’s all about the impact
This video from Agency Fusion taps into the experiences of almost every designer and turns the old ‘client – designer debate’ into a hilarious spoof product ad. Thankfully these goods aren’t available for real!
You have to please everyone
This parody covers the process of redesigning the stop sign, but with a comedy twist when the client gives their input and continually adds new requirements to the brief. How would you like to redesign a stop sign? : )
The designer just doesn’t understand
Paul Boag highlights 10 things a web designer would never tell you in his talk at BathCamp, a tongue-in-cheek guide for website owners to rein in their designer to make sure the project is done right!
30 Worst Logo Fails
I am quite sure each one of you have had to design a logo for clients. Clients can be very difficult in their requirements, constantly asking for revisions and even changing their requirements as the project goes along. In this video, you can look at 30 really hilarious logos that were clearly fails -but they are great for entertainment purposes.
White space is a waste of space
We used to have here a funny video about white space but it was taken down. However, we’ve replaced it with something very useful for any designer to watch. This video from Lynda.com shows you just how powerful white space is, even when your clients may not always agree.
What they say isn’t what they mean
Finally this video documents the story of how a marketing campaign is made, but with the twist that everyone says what they really think.
We love it really!
OK, so these videos are all exaggerated just a little, but they all tap into the experiences faced by designers on a regular basis. If every client offered full creative freedom and agreed with your every point, what would we have to moan about?!
What are your favourite client stories?