At my job I’m often designing posters and adverts for the events that we run. And by often, I mean all the time.
Of course these always have to pass the committee/board that is running that event with me. I always find it amusing that the things I work on the longest usually get picked apart the most, and the posters I whip out in under 5 mins get all the praise.
This week I’ve been working on a series of different ads for our biggest event. Along with the ads there is a ‘save the date’ card, which is handed out at the event, as I reminder for when next years will take place. The image used on this card is then used on the poster the following year.
Well, until now.
Going through the files I found the graphic they’d used for the cards last year, and made up a poster. I happened to like the graphic, and happily went along working on text…blah, blah…poster done.
I then found out a few new graphics for the save the date card and literally put it together just for the meeting to have something to pass around the table, I didn’t like it, full intention of changing it later.
Turns out, they didn’t like the graphic on the poster but loved the save the date cards I made.
I starred back at the committee, totally puzzled, as they would have been the ones to have chosen the graphic last year. Why did they have a problem now. I asked just that, and they completely denied having anything to do with it. Right. I checked the minutes, liars.
Anyway, new poster, not a big deal, I just found it funny they liked something I spent 5 mins working on, opposed to a couple of hours.
I think I’m going to start applying the least amount of effort to all my work and see if it has the same result.
Perhaps if I draw on my grant applications they will send more money.