We have been invited alongside another 5 other studios to participate in a pitch for a cultural client and have been given 2 weeks to make a proposal. Time seems to be flying by and now we have 72 hours left till the presentation. So far we have loads of sketches, with millions of ideas but none seem to jump out at you. I am getting more anxious by the minute, just the idea of having such a great opportunity to do something for the arts makes me more nervous to the point that I really have no clue how to solve this, and knowing that the other studios pitching are some of the best in the country makes me even more worried.
Creative Art Director, Amsterdam
A cultural client has asked for a pitch with 6 design studios might be cultural but is definitely not cultured.
Last week I was asked to go to a presentation with my boss on behalf of my colleague who had fallen ill. As I was not part of the design team that had originally worked on this particular presentation, it was my first time to have a look at it while my boss was presenting. To my great shock I thought the presentation was hideous, the spacing was appalling, the typography was crudely placed, to say the least it was a mess! And to top it all up as my boss was stretching out to point to the screen presentation I noticed his zip was undone and a glimpse of his purple boxer shorts were peeking out. I was devastated and was really not sure how to catch his eye in order to indicate his sorry state!
What is worst is that this seems to be a habit as rumors in the studio suggest. How do you think we can put an end to this?
Designer in distress, UK
I suggest you keep quiet. This might be the secret strategy that your boss employs in order to distract his clients from having a good look at his poor presentations.