Short stories about life in design hell...
One of the terrifying changes I made to the above-mentioned commission plan was to introduce some company branding. As I said earlier, this is one of Australia's biggest telcos and ISPs, and they have a well-established branding scheme, including a colour set.
Thinking I was being clever, I incorporated the company colours into the commission plan. Nothing eye-bleeding, just some subtle incorporation of the aqua-and-lemon branding that most Australians would associate with this particular company.
The Bland Committee put paid to my bright idea - take it all out, came the decree. Can you guess what they wanted? Yes, that's right - put it all back the way it was in the old version that I was hired to totally redesign because it was awful. The original used default blues and greys for its diagrams, which were not part of the company's branding scheme.