I was designing graphics for a TV show. The network edict was “clean and modern.” I was pretty proud of the style I had created. The person in charge of the show at my company came in.
Client: I have a great idea to add to our graphics! I saw it on Housewives of Beverly Hills.
She proceeds to pull out her phone and show me some sparkly graphical abomination.
Me: Um… I’m not sure the sparkly aesthetic would go with our clean and modern styling.
Client: Do you know how much I’m paid? My ideas are good!