Why nightmare clients can be a blessing in disguise

Self-taught illustrator, business owner, speaker and writer Alex Mathers is the latest creative to weigh in on our nightmare clients mini-series. Mathers specialises in digital vector maps and landscapes. He also runs the Red Lemon Club and Ape on the Moon websites – and has come across a few less than ideal clients in his time.

Here, he discusses how to deal with tricky clients – and why they can be a blessing in disguise...

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