Jan. 14 '09
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urban map metropola
Top one. Top one. Top one. There's 3 votes.
Yeah top one. Quite complex but unique.
And here's number six.
Count me in. Love the top one. Beautifully done!
unfortunately, client stood me up in the meantime today...three days of work (not on this concept only) to find out that he found someone cheaper. The economic crisis has become too convenient excuse...
i'll try to sell this concept on the incspring.com
Shame. I hope you at least got a deposit? If not leave one on his doorstep.
Although the industry is slow, you might want to try and sell this to a builder. I could see it as a logo for a housing community, apartment complex, home builder, property developer... even landscaping and interior design. I have some contacts in this area. I'll feel them out. How much do you want for this logo? Go ahead and email me.
You should incorporate a %22kill fee%22 into your contracts from now on to help keep your clients on-track and dedicated to you (it also helps keep them honest). I usually will put a 50%25 kill fee clause in my estimates that the client would be legally obligated to pay out to me should they kill (or revoke) the project before it's complete. That way you're at least getting partially paid for the work you've done. Some designers even insist that they get the full amount as a kill fee - but it's hard to get clients to agree to those terms.
I require half upfront to pay for my design time before I get started (I try anyway, sometimes the creative juices flow too fast). Call it a deposit or kill fee or whatever%3B it is all those things. It comes down to not letting yourself work for free. It's a business, right? The client will understand. I also emphasize that all comps are owned, copyrighted by me until remainder, full amount is paid. Lastly, if they send me back to the drawing board to start over with comps, that costs them an additional amount (usually the same amount as half the original price again).
no, no deposit,nothing.it seemed stupid to ask for deposit cause i've done it for rock bottom price...in any case, this is a good lesson.**@THEArtist - thanks for offer of help, i may contact you, though i don't want to trouble you much
The deposit and kill fee are two completely different things. A designer should ALWAYS require at least half of the deposit up front, regardless of whether or not their instituting a kill fee. The kill fee acts as a guarantee that the designer won't be left holding the bag should the client decide to bail after signing the estimate.
Like the negative proposal
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