by Gian Bautista . July 23rd, 2014
We are all aware of many client horror stories. In fact, there is even a website called “Clients From Hell” dedicated for it. A place where designers alike share their outrageous client experiences such as font substitution (“Use Comic Sans.”), page layout (“Fill ALL white space! I want my money’s worth.“), and logo enlargement (“Make the logo bigger!“).
Those are just some of the most cringe worthy things you’ll hear from clients. But what about horrible designer stories from a client’s point-of-view?
We believe that there are designers with terrible characteristics and behaviors. They may have bad habits seen on their working styles, personalities, or thought processes. Each and every designer offers a different approach to the same project. In this article, we listed down some types of designers you want to avoid for your next design project as a client. If you’re a designer, you also may as well read through them and try not to be fit into any one or more types.
1. The God
2. The Safe-Player
3. The Perfectionist
4. The Turtle
5. The Hoarder
6. The Copycat
7. The Pretentious
8. The Slug
9. The Soloist
10. The Flash
We’re pretty sure we’ve forgotten other “Types of Designers You Want to Avoid”, so feel free to share your thoughts through the comments box below!
Sources: medium.com, webdesignerdepot.com, graphicdesignblog.org, 1stwebdesigner.com,
xheight.co.uk, designerbooster.com, omnificdesign.com.au
Credits: Patrick Jude Ilagan (Illustration), Gian Bautista (Animation)
Gian (@gpbbautista) is a 20 year-old multimedia designer from Manila, Philippines. He specializes in graphic design, illustration, photography and interactive authoring. See his works on Behance or Tumblr.
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