What should I do in this situation?
20th October, 2011 by Ryan Clayton
Fellow designers and general AGDA community – lend me your ears.
I recently entered into an agreement with a new client to design a logo for their new product. After providing production scheduling and having agreed on costs I commenced creative development of the logo.
My client came into the project with a very clear idea of what they wanted (even specifying pantone colours for me). I initially provided 3 rough logo-type concepts and was then directed to create an icon rather than a logotype.
After presenting 3 more rough directions for icons the client informed me that the designs "did not meet their expectations" and that "they wouldn't take this job any further".
Up to this point I have already spend a significant amount of time devising concepts and directions which could easily be developed into finished art.
So... what should I do in this situation?
Should I, 1. let the job go and absorb the cost involved myself?
Should 1, 2. insist I am paid for my time and intellectual property?
I worry that now they have the concepts and directions they will simply create the logo themselves for free!
Your thoughts and insights will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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