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  • Joakim Lund Rangel
    Joakim Lund Rangel wrote:

    Story goes :

    Shannon (the secretary) has lost her cat and has asked David (the graphic designer) to help with a lost poster. This is their email correspondence...
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    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Poster

    Hi 
    I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.
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    This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number.
    Thanks Shan.

    From:David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Poster

    Dear Shannon,
    That is shocking news. 
    Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy. 
    Regards, David. 

  • Joakim Lund Rangel

    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.37am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Poster

    yeah ok thanks. I know you dont like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have to leave at 1pm today. 


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.17am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    Dear Shannon, 
    I never said I don't like cats. Attached poster as requested. 
    Regards, David. 
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    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so small? 


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    Dear Shannon, 
    It's a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space. 
    Regards, David. 

  • Joakim Lund Rangel

    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and fix the text and do it in colour please. Thanks. 


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    Dear Shannon, 
    Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don't come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I have amended and attached the poster as per your instructions.
    Regards, David.

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    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say Lost. 
     

    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

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    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help you. Thanks. 
     

  • Joakim Lund Rangel

    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Awww

    Dear Shannon, 
    I don't have a cat. I once agreed to look after a friend's cat for a week but after he dropped it off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter. I have attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed instructions. 
    Regards, David. 

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    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Awww

    Thats not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange. I gave you a photo of my cat. 



    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Awww

    I know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends, it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and says "I haven't seen your orange cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over by a car, do you want it?" you can politely decline and save yourself a costly veterinarian bill. 
    Regards, David. 



    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Awww

    Please just use the photo I gave you. 

  • Joakim Lund Rangel

    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

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    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

    I didnt say there was a reward. I dont have $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there for? Apart from that it is perfect can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks Shan. 
     

    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

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    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

    Can you just please take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I still have to make photocopies of it.

  • Joakim Lund Rangel

    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

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    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 1.03pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

    Fine. That will have to do.

  • Amalie Sæverud

    lol, but the designer is good at design anyway! :) wish my website designer could do half the job! but communication on design thing is really difficult though! they just can't capture what you need! And for a better designer, he don't get your idea, but at least , he has some ideas! For a worse one, he just get lost , and keep on sending you shit !!! :(

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    Haha, that is really quite hilarious.. I feel this problem comes up in a lot of industries too, not just design.

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

    ...

    Did this come from Australia by any chance? The phone number is similar ...

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