I’m having a celebratory beer, because my design was chosen as the winner of the 2013 Floydfest t-shirt design contest. Pumped!
Me: â€I will create a login box on your website. Once someone registers and logs in, the website will recognize who the user is and provide relevant content.â€
Client: â€That sounds great. However, instead of a login box Iâ€™d like to use biometrics to identify the user.â€
Me: â€Not sure what you mean.â€
Client: â€When someone visits the website, I want them to be able to put their hand on the monitor. The monitor will then scan their hand to confirm who they are. I think that would be a lot more engaging. How much extra would that functionality cost?â€
Me: â€Several hundred million dollars.â€
Client: Why are you being a wiseass? Can you do it or not?
Me: â€No. Sorry. Thatâ€™s a little too advanced.â€
Client: â€Fine. Iâ€™ll try another web designer.â€
I’m not sure if this website makes me more excited to be getting more design work or scared of working with these kinds of clients. On one hand it seems like everybody needs design and logo work, on the other hand some of them seem to be insane.
The other day I saw this map that someone had created from a list of the top US craft breweries. I thought it was really well designed and looked great. But it was missing something… I was noticing how many of these breweries I recognized and had tried their beers. I thought, I want to check them off when I try their beers. Then I thought back to when I was a kid and collected baseball cards. So today I designed a checklist to be printed out and checked off. My inspiration was the 1989 Topps set, which I always considered my favorite. The first one is from the back of the cards, which might be a little hard to print out (but it is more accurate). The Second one is inspired by the front of the card and will be easier to read and print.