Alright, so I just returned from a meeting with a client. As we’re discussing a few particulars about a new project, I pull out a notepad & pen to sketch out a few things I was talking about when she stops me with:
“Uhh…[scoff], I’ve never worked with a right handed designer before…”
I looked up thinking she’d have a smirk or smile on her face like she was kidding, BUT SHE WAS SERIOUS! I explained that yes, we right handed folk can be considered creative from time to time and continued on like nothing happened, but she was really turned off by it. How strange.
Anyone else have any weird mid-meeting comments like that you’d care to share?
I had a client ask me if I could “change the angle of the car in Photoshop”
Me: “You mean like, the angles on the body or change the actual camera angle?”
Client: “The camera angle”
I told him I could model the car in 3D or try a pretty gnarly attempt at Photoshopping it, but it would get expensive and the results would probably not be what he wanted. We explored other options and it worked out in the end.
But if any madman Photoshoppers want to throw up some modified car angle shots it would be impressive.
You’ve gotta read between the lines on this one. It’s simply too stupid. She’s telling you that she doesn’t like you in a passive agressive way. Did you slight her in any way or make her feel insignificant? Is it her choice to work with you or external designers in general?
No slight in the least. Everything was going well up to that point. It was her choice to work with our company, not me specifically so that may have had something to do with it. And if she didn’t like me or my style, I’m fine with that. It was just so strange.
Not sure about that, I know some very creative left-handed folks, although according to the myth, success favors lefties. I read an article based on a scientific survey on left-handedness about a year ago that revealed many successful business and political leaders being left handed. The majority of US presidents in the 20th century have been left handed as well as Obama.
Maybe she was basing that comment on the myth or a superstition, who knows, regardless that comment is really out of left field.