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  • the ROOOOLS of design...

    (kind of a spin off from the classic lines from clients thread..)
    i dunno if you guys did this already but i reckon we should have a list of GDF rules we must show to all clients before they offer us work...

    something similar to:

    1: Unless we've agreed on a price or I'm on salary, i will not 'do 5 different designs for you to choose from'.
    2: I will not accept your logo in 72dpi gif or jpg format for printwork.
    3: 3 A4 sides of text in word will not fit in an A5 advert.
    4: When sending an image to me, do not insert it in a Word file before you send it.
    5: I will not use 'comic sans'. Ever.

    ...etc. What do you think?
    can you think of any more?
    The beginning is always today.

  • #2
    starbursts are evil.

    I will not replace the letter S with a $ - it isn't clever, it looks cheap.

    Swooshes do not a logo make.

    The fact that an image shows up on google image search does not make it public domain.
    "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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    • #3
      Originally posted by morea
      I will not replace the letter S with a $ - it isn't clever, it looks cheap.
      lol
      ...or the letter E with or €
      The beginning is always today.

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      • #4
        My printer will not fix your phone number while he fixes his miscut on your business cards.

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        • #5
          If you force me to change my design I am not responsible for it looking like crap.
          It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
          I like it better when it hurts.
          http://www.myspace.com/jeizzavelle

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          • #6
            lol @ PD

            Asking me to work for free will result in unpleasant splinters as my door promptly closes in your face. (*does not apply to charity work)

            I can not rotate the photo of your car so that you can get a front view of it if the image you provided to me is a shot of the side. This is not CSI.

            Placing a photo in a vector program and saving it does not make it a vector file.

            Do not ask me to remove someone else's copyright tagline from the image you got off the internet.
            "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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            • #7
              Do not send work in a Publisher file, especially if it's an 8.5 x 11 broken into four seperate sections to be cut equally and your measurements are off, so I have to help the secretary figure out how to make four cuts instead of two.

              Oh, and I'M THE DESIGNER, NOT YOU.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by morea
                ...This is not CSI.
                LMAO!!!!!
                The beginning is always today.

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                • #9
                  Oh, and I'M THE DESIGNER, NOT YOU.
                  AMEN Reuber!
                  It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
                  I like it better when it hurts.
                  http://www.myspace.com/jeizzavelle

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                  • #10
                    If I ask you to send me your logo and you ask me for my fax number, the deal is dead.

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                    • #11
                      "My corel draw cannot read your 'mac' stuff"

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                      • #12
                        If you do not convert your fonts to outlines I will hunt you down like a rabid dog.
                        How about a chain pickerel in your bath tub?

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                        • #13
                          how about "You shut your mouth when you're talking to me"

                          Good Morning!

                          -Jon

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                          • #14
                            Trust me... you're wrong.
                            In this post there are 47 people, none of them can be seen.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by orkaknos12
                              how about "You shut your mouth when you're talking to me"
                              OMG, I have been laughing for about 3 minutes straight from that!


                              How about:

                              If you don't like the design, tell me what needs to change or it stays as is. I won't randomly make changes until you decide what you want.
                              Marketing tips

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