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The designer would have to really screw up on their end, not just in design, but in the handling of the project to ever pay for a reprint. Or they'd have to really want to salvage the client and be generous. Typically, a designer will send a final proof to the client. If the client approves it then the designer no longer has any obligation to fund fixes. ...


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I think this is primarily an opinion-based question. Here's mine. Should I use my own name or have a business name for my services? Yes. In other words, it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. It may matter to you personally, but not really in any legal or strategic way. Using your personal name may make it a tad harder to form a ...


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I usually don't send clients a "contract", but a "project proposal". The proposal includes an explanation of the work I'll do (and not do) for them, the deliverables, what I require from them (technically and content-wise), my fees, terms of payment and other general terms (copyright, source files, what happens if the project is cancelled). In short, it ...


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You should consider yourself lucky that he's not trying to circumvent payment completely. What you're describing is generally a good client, even if they are challenging at times. A client who values your time, realizes that even if they choose not to use your work, they should still pay for your time, is a good client to have. If final, production-ready, ...


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You should always charge for the value of your time, skills, talent, and work produced. Even if the experience didn't turn out optimally. Discount only if the discount would be beneficial to all parties involved (including yourself). Otherwise you're potentially setting a dangerous precedent and indicating to the client that your work is overvalued.


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I suggest you simply ask your client what is his/her preference. For some of them, it's easier to manage separate invoices and taxes if the projects are done for different brands. If the projects are done for the same brand than it's usually less of an issue and it can be on one invoice. One thing clients don't like about multiple invoices: they need to ...


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I'm a software engineer turned manager, but the same question could be posed with little modification in my world. Others have already said similar things, but I'll add an answer as much to underscore the point as anything. The very core of a business relationship is to provide product for remuneration. Every person must decide upon their own boundaries ...


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I think its mostly a trend thing. It boils down to a few things: Do you see yourself as an artist? If you do then it is quote natural build a name for yourself, like most artists through the ages have done. There is also a natural tendency to want to do this early in your career/school as you need to eventually sell yourself. Once your brand starts to grow ...


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NEVER just give in and start designing, dig as deep as you need to dig to get to the core of the project. What it sounds like to me seeing that this is an ongoing thing with the same company is that they lack Brand Identity, otherwise there wouldn't be as many mysteries as to what should be done. I just revamped my questionnaire and it's 30 PAGES... I do ...


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No, you shouldn't accept the project if you can't do it. ...unless you have someone in your network willing to do this project with you and who also has the skills for it. I also suggest you ask a bit more details to your client about the 3D modelling he/she wants. Sometimes clients misname stuff and maybe they're not really after 3D but something that ...


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QR codes are a good use in public places, like parks, malls, cities, fares where a code can embody the information about an event/location/rules etc... In any other business use I think it has failed to grasp its traction, people are slowly moving away from it because it was a poor UX design, you need a 3rd party scanner ( most of the time ) as an app to be ...



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