Designers reveal the "scariest feedback" they've received

A scared designer covers his face after receiving terrible design feedback
(Image credit: Juanma Hache via Getty Images)

Feedback is a vital part of the design process. It allows a designer to check they're on the right track with their interpretation of a client's brief and – hopefully – get constructive suggestions for the development of the concept. But probably every designer out there has had clients whose feedback is bizarre, vague, contradictory or just plain awful.

A website builder platform set out to collect such experiences on Twitter, and the results are the stuff of every designer's nightmares. From clients who don't know what they want to those who put forward suggestions from family members, there are many responses that readers will no doubt be familiar with themselves. Below we look at some of the best (for more experiences from inside the industry, see our pick of the best graphic design books).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.