Tales from the Dark Side

Stories of real events between designers and clients

"The client is not always right."

~ Enzo Ferrari

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”

~ Milton Glaser

“I’ve never had a problem with a dumb client. There is no such thing as a bad client. Part of our job is to do good work and get the client to accept it.”

~ Bob Gill

With countless years in the service of the industry; an industry that sees many a customer feeling that the game of a creative is to lounge around and con the good honest people of this world out of their money. An industry that is forever starting to see art an design as a free service, then it was about time that creatives get their say.

This section will list and display stories (true stories) from the no-so graceful encounters with some of their clients. For the sake of the living all names have been omitted to protect the innocent. These are the true stories from the dark side!

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DarkSide
February 24, 2016

Made me really roar!

A fan made me roar? Received a message on Facebook. A gentleman in Vietnam asked a very curious question, that made me roar. "I saw your image "Rooooaaar!" on a website and wanted to know…
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Tales chili
DarkSide
February 22, 2016

Tales of Chilli Places

So, the truth of the matter is that I had been on BeHance a matter of one year. I was hoping that work commissions would come in quickly and deservedly. However, my mailbox remained empty.…
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