I graduated in Communications and I still have issues being clear and getting all the information I need from clients.
I was asked to design the following poster:
They were approved and I sent the printable file right away.
Just one problem.
Poster in my mind = 11x17
Poster in the client's mind? I think is still 11x17 but somewhere along the way – after I had sent them the file – they started calling it a flier. When I got the final prints, I was saddened to find gaping white space where it most definitely was not supposed to be.
In the future, I will be sure to specifically ask for dimensions for print before sending the design.
Check out some of my other posters here.
Word of Advice: don't let your kids know you are about to try and get them 36 books, odds are, at least one of your well-meaning friends will be like me and forget to send the letters out. I DID send a book to the kid in #1 though. I think I will send the letters some day, so my friend's kid might randomly get books in like... a year. Plus I up and created and illustrated a letter that wasn't somewhat manipulative. If you never got that version, check out this blog. She quotes the original and then adds her own awesome twist.
Second Word of Advice (updated July 20, 2014): I was informed by "Legal Mind" in the comments that chain mail and pyramid schemes are fraudulent. While I feel only a wet blanket would actually take a person to court over this one in particular, I must advise that you get permission before sending the letters. Though we aren't fans of them, wet blankets and humorless, spiteful people both exist. BEWARE!
Book Exchange Letter
the only chain mail / pyramid scheme that won't leave you feeling like a fool