The Client is Always Right Poster Series

No matter what type of business you are in, hearing the words ‘the client is always right’ will make you cringe. In design, those words will not only make you cringe, they can also make you feel devastated at the prospect of a ruined project. Sometimes, though, they can be really funny.

With that in mind, Jonathan Quintin, founder and creative director at STUDIOJQ, has created a funny series of posters that feature some of the more ‘interesting’ things he has been asked by his clients. If you have heard things like ‘I want you to use a better font, how about Comic Sans?’, or ‘we don’t have much of a budget, but there will be plenty of work coming your way’, then we are sure you will love these posters…

The Client is Always Right Posters

The Client is Always Right poster collection We don't have much budget
We don’t have much budget…

poster collection I don't like it
I don’t like it…

The Client is Always Right poster collection I want you to use a better font
I want you to use a better font…

The Client is Always Right poster collection on the phone
On the phone…

poster collection I am just calling
I am just calling…

The Client is Always Right poster collection Can't you just
Can’t you just…

poster collection I am just sending you the high res logo
I am just sending you the high res logo…

The Client is Always Right poster collection We don't have much budget
We don’t have much budget…

The Client is Always Right poster collection Can't you just
Can’t you just…

Client is Always Right… by Jonathan Quintin →

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Paul Andrew

Paul is the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine. He has many years experience within the web design industry and a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He lives in the small town of Inverness in the north of Scotland. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

Comments

  • True story … :(

  • The Last one…. lol… True Yeah :P

  • Dylan George

    hahahah these are amazing

  • Javier

    I heard every single word from my clients… It’s fun AND sad at the same time

  • “I don’t have much budget…” is my fave/worst. Love this :)

  • I’ve have heard every one and then some, I agree with @disqus_390oaVEU2V:disqus “It’s fun AND sad at the same time”

  • gianmarc

    oh god, the memories!!

  • and in Russia how you showed us :D

  • Kiko

    yea baby its true really true

  • heheh That’s why i love this job :)

  • Shawn Rice

    love to hate

  • Haha, I want to hang these in our office.

  • Alan Curley

    The one that gets me, in automation is “can’t you just…” and then they do this “type on an invisible keyboard just below eye level” thing.
    I usually respond with “Do Magic??? Nah, My degree never covered that.” ;-)

  • Hmmm, all too familiar. Frightening!

  • alanpeart

    “I don’t like it but I don’t know why.” Sounds familiar :-)

  • Thorvald Neumann

    Right out of real life.

  • If I had a nickle…

  • Majd Taliaa

    can we share your posters on our FB wall or blog?

  • Byron Leger

    Hilarious!

  • “We need this for a meeting tomorrow morning – our payment terms are 90 days, OK?” GRRRRR!

  • Lilux

    Take care freelancers. Hold on ! Don’t let them (who totally ignore what we have to do to create some of their “copy/paste” f*** things with damn stupid words files… Trust yourselves. It’s the client, but you’re still the graphist and if he knows better your job, so why he called you ? Just sayin. This is exactly like people who call a doctor (with 7years degree at least) to be fast at home ; to finally tell him “but I read on a forum that isn’t true, you’re wrong I can cure myself, I won’t pay for it.” And, if they still suffering, this is the doctor’s fault….

  • stevenvenn

    Spelling on “so have you got the file open to edit YEA?” poster. Think it should read YET. Oops! Proofreaders are a luxury, blame the designer (and they will).

  • I love these sort of poster. Their are some wonderful clients out there who I love… just sometimes they make it SO hard for me to love them sometimes if you know what I mean.

  • Dave Yates

    “If it works, we can pay you then” …and if it doesn’t?

  • Lynsey Steinberg Ekema

    Here are my favorite client quotes…

    What’s your deadline?…ASAP

    I want a website… but I want to edit it myself.

    What is an eps file and where can I get one?

  • Aaron Poisson

    haha, so funny, yet sadly this happens every day to designers across the globe.

  • Danielle Kojic

    The best one is “I’ll send the logo in high-res. It’s in Word is that ok?” Too funny :)

  • Love it! Glad I’m not the only one!