I work as a freelance prepress tech for a print broker. An old client of theirs, a CPA, had split off from their firm to go solo and needed newly branded collateral. They sent us a low-res, pixelated logo, with the words “Tax & Accounting Solutions” under it, hoping we could make use of it. The broker quoted them for my time to recreate the logo in vector, which they agreed to.
A few days later, after some back and forth on their design, the client requested some additional text on a second line under their logo. They emailed us another file showing what they wanted… which was a clean vector PDF of the logo I had just recreated.
My contact at the broker said, “Oh well, I’m charging them anyway.”