Client: I need a logo.
Me: Sure! What are you looking for.
Client: I could have my son do this, but I don’t want to bother him.
Me: That’s… nice. What business do you need the logo for?
Client: A sewing business. I plan on selling fabric, needle and thread, and an embroidery loop. I’m also going to teach a sewing class.
Me: What do you want in a logo and what colors would you want?
Client: Besides the name to be stitch like, I don’t know.
We signed a contract and I put together some proofs.
Me: Okay, here are some really basic designs. Do you see anything you like?
Client: I don’t like the colors.
Me: What colors would you want?
Client: I don’t know.
Me: What colors do you not want besides these?
Client: Well, you can use those, but add other colors. And I don’t want the name to be in color, I want it black, “fat”, and it to “pop.”
Me: Black is a neutral color and a colorful background would stand out more since people are drawn to that. It should be the other way.
Client: I know what i’m talking about because black stands out on white paper.
Me: …I’ll come up with more ideas and go from there.
Client: You can use clipart. I use it all the time for the company I used to work for. Or you could just use Google!
Me: You can’t just Google something and use that as your logo. That’s copyrighted content and you could get sued.
Client: It’s legal. If it’s on google it’s free.
Client: Oh! Here! I found this logo on Google. I’m going to use it.
Me: …Are you going to pay me for the work I’ve already done?
Client: I don’t think so. I only pay for the final product and I don’t see the amount of work you claim you did.
Me: I showed you all of them and I have a document here stating that you would pay.
Client: (No response)