I’m not the designer nor the client in this story. I work at a start-up and my boss hired a freelance designer to design the company logo. There were WEEKS of numerous daily revisions, asking the designer to create multiple versions of whatever crazy idea popped into his head that day, demanding to have them done immediately and then rejecting them all.
Desperate, the poor designer finally decided to have a long meeting with my boss in which he worked while my boss watched him and not leave until the final logo design was approved. That meeting lasted six hours.
The next morning, after finally approving the final logo design
Boss: I will not be hiring this designer for any future work.
Me: How come? He did dozens of designs with every adjustment you asked for and did not even bill for extra hours.
Boss: Yes but I designed this logo. I shouldn’t even be paying him for it.
Boss: Yes, everything was my idea. All that designer did was drag a few things around on his computer and do some fine-tuning.
Boss: Anyway can you call him for me? I can’t login to my email and I want him to fix it for me.
I think I should quit.