Client: We have seen your illustration portfolio and we like what we see. We need a logo.
Me: I don’t really do logos. If you looked at my portfolio, you’ll note that I don’t have any there.
Client: That’s okay, we want you.
Me: (somewhat flattered) Okay, if that’s the case I can see what I can do.
The client sent an incredibly vague design brief, including links to movie trailer and music videos.
Client: You have full artistic freedom.
After trying to figure out how and if I should incorporate movie effects into a logo, I produce 3 different versions.
Client: We like what we see. Please produce 5 versions.
Me: Five more version?
Me: Okay, but which one do you prefer?
Client: We prefer this one, but don’t be limited by that. We want to see more of what you come up with. Be creative.
Me: I can do that, but if you want five full new versions I’ll need to charge you more.
Client: We can’t afford that. If you have to charge more we can’t continue.
Foolishly, I figured since I wasn’t a professional logo designer I could cut them some slack and do the new versions for the same price. I produced them and sent them.
Client: We have decided not to use any of your designs. Due to you being unprofessional, we have decided to cut ties with you.
No response. I looked for them online and realized they even blocked me on social media.