venting through comics #1

I’ve recently discovered the practice of venting my frustration by drawing comics. It’s much better than blurting out whatever pops into my head. This way I have to think it through first…

This is one I worked up after a couple of freelance projects – and after talking to some colleagues about our history with corporate clients.

It’s amazing how things that would be completely absurd in other situations are somehow perfectly acceptable to ask of a creative – especially since it’s always assumed that it won’t cost extra.

I was hesitant to post this for fear that anyone would think that this reflects situations at, but it doesn’t. At all. I promise.


What if a corporation designed the stop sign?

I usually try not to post something that’s already as visible as this (it was on Today’s Big Thing a few days ago), but this was just waaaaay too brilliant to pass up.

This goes back a little more to my days in the corporate world, but I think anyone that’s ever designed for a client will appreciate it.

The only thing that would have driven it home for me is if the client decided, at the end, to go back to the designer’s original idea – and then acted like they thought of it.