Why to never ask favors from designers.

I love design humor.

Google Docs … ?

What is/am/are Google Docs?

Google Docs is like Microsoft office but anyone can access it for free.
Anyway, sorry I forgot you had to have a google account to see this.

This is a classic one!

Oh man, I love that site.


although i have to admit in principal i hate the attitude of “I dont want to/dont have time to do it, but i will complain about it for longer than it will take to get it done”. I am motivated to do something like this next time im asked, but i dont want to accumulate any more haterz, haha.

What amazes me when non-designer friends ask me for favors is how much they appreciate a small effort from me. It may be a simple doodle or a quick job for you but sometimes it goes a long way for others.

That site is crackin’

I like best the wisdom of his little son:

“You can’t trust girls. When I get a girlfriend I am not going to tell her where I live or work.”

and with that I’ll leave the office spend the weekend, well (wherever)

I’ve read that before, but always worth a re-look, so good… maybe someone should have sent this to Hip Stomp?

I think this is my favorite part.

Dear Shannon,
Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don’t come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window.


terrific, thanks that really got me cracking up

I’m getting a document not found error…what might I be doing wrong?

Go here instead: Missing Missy

I saw that a while back.
Reminds me of another thread in a design forum where somebody wanted help with PS work on a picture of him and his dad.
Let’s see if I can find it…

EDIT: yep, here it is: http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/09/15/kid-asks-for-photoshop-help-gets-hilarious-results/

I remember a link on core77 a while ago to a site that was a collection of bits of feedback or similar, from clients to various creatives.

If I remember rightly the site was very simple, with short paragraphs outlining the project, the feedback and the response running down the centre of the page, almost like a menu.

I’ve tried finding it again loads of times, can anyone help?

Clients from Hell. Classic stuff. http://clientsfromhell.net/

This website is gold!

I had my tablet out and was doing a quick edit to an illustration we’d be working on.

Client (gesturing to tablet): “So if I get one of those I could just do what you do.”

Me: “Well, the tablet is really just a mouse you can hold like a pen. I use it to draw and manipulate images using photoshop-“

Client: “Now don’t go on like that. You’re not that cool. Photoshop isn’t that hard. I just want to know if I got one of those things if I could do everything you were doing.”

On the subject of designing on spec…

Please design a logo for me, with pie charts: