I want my logo to sort of allude that I have questionable ethics.
Pay for a font? Spending any amount of money on 24 letters has to be some sort of scam.
A friend of a friend was recommended my services to discuss a project they had in mind. It took a bit of cajoling to get them to meet, and only then, it was only when I offered to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in order to protect their idea.
Client: I’m sure (mutual friend) told you enough about me that you know better than to steal my idea anyways.
Me: Haha, yeah, he mentioned you were a lawyer.
Client: Oh, I meant how good I am with a crossbow.
He did not laugh at this.
I was helping to set up an Ecommerce site. This included designing the logo, setting up the site, and making all the necessary visual design. I finally needed to start adding the products.
Me: Do you have a list of products and any images to accompany them?
Client: Oh we’re pretty much going to be selling everything on *********.com’s site.
Me: There are several thousand products – all of them?
Client: Yep, just take the photos and descriptions from them and put them on our site.
Me: I can’t just carbon copy -
Client: Oh, I know! When you copy their verbiage, just replace their name with ours.
After numerous late nights to complete an annual report, the following occurred minutes before the print deadline:
Me: Why did last year’s financials change all of a sudden?
Client: They look better without the financial loss.
Client: What do you think of my website?
Me: Having a bunch of stock photos on the home page instead of actual employees probably doesn’t convey the message you want.
Client: We don’t have any photos.
Me: OK, but the stock photos you use still have the copyright watermarks. You need to purchase those images to get high-res photos that are free of watermarks
Client: Really? How much would you charge to remove those?
Me: Remove what? The stock photos?
Client: The watermarks.
I was handling a project for my that required me to create the company’s new website. When I presented it to my client, he liked the site but wanted a different set of photos to be displayed in the site.
Client: That’s not my problem, figure it out!
The next day, I presented rates from stock photo websites where we can purchase the photos for our website.
Client: I’m not going to pay for photos! Just grab something generic off the internet that someone can’t claim is theirs!
And then I quit.
It’s not plagiarism when you use Word’s thesaurus to change all the words!
I am a freelance photographer without a studio and I recently gave a woman a quote for her daughter’s High School graduation photos. She said I charged too much and went to a local studio that charges more. I know this because she called me and asked how much I would charge to take the watermark off the proofs she got from the studio. She said they charged too much for regular prints. She figured I would only charge her a couple of bucks since “I only had to Photoshop out the other studio’s logo”.
When I refused to help her, she said she was going to tell all the other parents at the school how unprofessional I was.