Annoying characteristics of male clients:
1. Always in a hurry
With men it’s like everything is a piece of cake for them. Male clients often want their designs to be prepared in the least time possible. The problem here is that a professional design requires time to make, which the male clients fail to understand.
2.Poking their nose
One thing about many male clients is that they “view” or “observe” your work and designs on the pretext of a demo and later get it made from someone else at a cheaper cost or free of charge (probably from their kids). This infuriates the designer, since they do all the hard work and someone else reaps the benefits.
3.The “know-it-all” attitude
Another thing about being masculine is the pride of “knowing everything”. So male clients sometimes pretend they know a lot about graphic design, but actually don’t. One can imagine how frustrating it is for designers when their clients try to “teach” them about graphic design.
4. No commitment for payment
Although this problem can arrive with any gender of clients, but as far as I have experienced, male clients tend to make delay in payments. You will get a lot of excuses like “hey, there seems to be some problem with my account, I’ll pay you later.”
5. Busiest creatures on Earth
There is another problem that is persistently found in male clients. They seem to be too busy when called for revisions. They would prefer to discuss over the phone rather than coming to check the designs. This can be really hard for designers to understand on the phone.
6. Evident lack of courtesy
The amount of courtesy is one thing you will find less in male clients that in female clients. I don’t wish to imply that all men are discourteous, but a majority of them deal with the designers with a rude attitude. Come to think of it, there are more chances of getting into a verbal clash with male clients than with female clients.
7.“Do as I say”
There is one thing that you will notice in most male clients and not in their counterparts. Men seem to be bossy while handing out the project to the designers. One day they’l want something done, the other day they’l ask you to stop that and do the other part.
8.“You should know what i want silly”
For male clients most designs are “old” or “dull” They want something “different” something “never seen before”. But the problem is that when asked what exactly they want…the answer is “I don’t know”.
9. “So what if I forgot?”
A very shrewd thing that many male clients do, is keep on making additions to the project without increasing budget. They settle the budget for a simple website design, and then want an upgraded version of the template, then ask for flash in their website and the list goes on in this fashion. This is one thing designers should keep watch of when dealing with male clients.
In the end, i must acknowledge the good attributes of both gender of clients. While women are well-organized when it comes to work, men are quick at decision-making.But what do you think…which gender should be acclaimed of having more negative points as a client?
This article is from Graphics Design Blog.