I was working on a website/logo/rebranding project. The client wanted her logo to be a nice medium blue. Cool. Easy.
While working on the website:
Client: Can you make the header black? I want a really dark header.
Black makes the logo look almost neon. She didn’t see anything wrong with that. This was the first sign that things weren’t going to go well.
I did some work to make sure everything fit together, making sure to pick fonts and colors that work with what she wanted without clashing too much.
Me: Okay, I have everything together. Log in and have a look.
Client: Great! I’ve had a look and I made a *few* changes.
I had a look, and everything was a nightmare. She’d changed the background to a purple that looked like old wine, with bright white block text in bold. There was no difference between her headers and her text body. Random seafoam colors littered the screen.
I cringed, and then did my best to alter it slightly. I found a color that matched the logo in tone, instead of clashing like something from an 80s sitcom.
After I showed her
what I’d done, she polled fifteen of her friends for their opinions. This
caused her to lecture me about why her design was better – for three hours.
I’ve since dropped said client.