How designers deal with clients from hell

Whether you're a jobbing designer or an art director, sooner or later you're going to run up against an actual client from hell. They might start out all sweetness and light, but it's only a matter of time before they show their true colours and start messing you around, demanding endless revisions of your logo design and proving reluctant to pay up.

We asked some designers about their client from hell experiences and how they dealt with them; here's what they had to say.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.