I had been doing some design work for a corporate conference and had been communicating with the company’s marketing team via email. Though I started the project communicating with their head of marketing (who had design experience and was easy to work with) at some point they took a week off, leaving me to communicate with the rest of the PR and marketing team, who had zero design experience between them. They were great to work with up until this email:
Client: We know your original brief was to stick in line with a sleek style but we now leaning towards a more creative/eye-catching vibe. Please replace the grey with turquoise, and why don’t you try putting red fireworks in the background to give it that party feel?
Let me re-iterate this was for a professional, corporate conference.
The boss came back after their week off and told me to change everything back to what it had been before they left. Still got paid for my time though, so I can’t really complain too much.