So I recently worked for a theatre non-profit. My client was the VP of Communications had no sense of time management and the TACKIEST design sense. Here are a few indicative examples of working with them.
Client: I need you to create a full ad suite for these five upcoming features.
Me: Okay. When do you need these?
Me: That’s not really how it works. When did the board decide on this?
Client: A couple of weeks ago.
Client: Is that a problem?
Client: So how are those templates going?
Me: Oh, fine. I’m almost finished with this one.
Client: That’s coming along nicely! I have an idea, though - wouldn’t it be cool to add some Clipart?
Me: Um… that wouldn’t really be cohesive with the overall brand.
Client: Just add the Clipart, it’ll be great.
Client: Great! You know what would really complete this image, though? GOOGLY EYES.