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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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If it's two separate tasks yes, if the same thing for 2 different versions then no.


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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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Qr code became one of the most common things now days , one of the reason for its popularity is huge up surge of smartphone usage. even the technology is advancing day by day , we have recently saw ad from Google stating translate just by scanning, this implies that technology is getting much better and simple ,which can be used for several different ...


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Three real quick points: It's not about you. The quickest way to get your feedback dismissed by a small business owner or a small-to-medium client (especially one who does not regularly collaborate with creatives) is giving feedback as a professional. "As a designer, I find that X is better." They need design to communicate with their customers. The ...


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I would consider who the client is. If they are a larger company, then they are probably not going to complain or feel 'ripped off' about having to pay for work. If this is the case, actually do the work again though; as you said, your skills have improved. If they are a smaller client, I think charging them just for retrieving the images might leave a bad ...


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Here's the cold, hard truth..... You are not special.™ There's no reason clients should believe what you suggest is any better or more aesthetically pleasing than their own opinions. That is the hurdle you must overcome. So, how do you do that? Through a proven track record, experience, and specializing. You may have to complete 500 projects to get 10 ...


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QR codes are rarely used in the US but they are used a lot in Japan, China and Korea. I put a QR code on my business card. It links to my website. I think of it as a stamp - analogous to stamps used with wax back in the day to authenticate ones signature; or like the red-ink stamps used in China, Japan, Korea. In the US people look at my card and they go - ...


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Nobody forces you to take jobs you don't want. Its a simple question of: Which do I need more at any given moment: Money or Time. You can rarely, if ever, get both. If money is good, you have a few clients, then only take on projects that interest you, value your experience, and want to produce something good. If money is short then you take what's going ...


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I think it's more than fair to at least charge a 'archive retrieval' fee. It takes time to locate old work and prep it for delivery. That should be time you bill for.


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In my opinion in this case the hassle of calculating the fee, invoicing, and the loss of goodwill from the client is not worth the possible money you could get out of it. But I agree that if there were more photos or it were less hassle, you should charge. If you've done more work for this client, I'd give them the photos along with a frindly note ...


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Quick experiential feedback. QRs are a waste for marketers In a marketing context, over the past 10+ years, I've tested QRs in use and spoken with many others who have done the same. The consensus has almost always been: make better use of the space because no one will follow it. The one and only exception I've heard was some Catholic merch company who ...


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One example where I have seen QR codes put to good use is when you need to transfer a complex piece of information from a computer to a mobile device (where it is hard to type 20-character random strings). For instance, Microsoft uses it to pair their two-factor authentication app with a Microsoft account. I think Yelp also uses QR codes to identify ...


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QR codes can be valuable tools if there's a real incentive to use it. Augmented Reality, Coupons, and Time-Sensitive Content are the primary things that come to mind. And really above all, and worth repeating, is time-sensitive. The important thing before putting it in a piece of marketing collateral is considering - where and when is this QR code going to ...


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The only time I have ever scanned a QR was when I was playing with QRs to see how they work. Yes, it was fun to create a QR for one of my own websites and then scan it in. Worth 10 minutes of amusement, and that was about it. I've never scanned one because I wanted whatever value it would scan. I can see the value of using a QR code that's a web link. I'm ...


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QR codes are essentially a different way to link to content. If used correctly, sometimes it's easier for mobile users to scan a QR code than type it in, especially if it's too long or hard to type. If possible, it is best to provide a QR code in addition to the actual URL because some people can't or don't want to scan QR codes. As always, you want to have ...


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Lets see what scientists have to say shall we, the paper titled "How Do You Scan? - The Emergence and Development of the QR-Code Scanning Practice in China, Sweden and the USA". It asserts that QR codes are less popular in the west than in Asian countries. The paper states that only about 35% of people with smartphones in USA have ever scanned a QR code (and ...


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Honestly, I can’t remember scanning QR codes recently. The only time when I would use it if there is some sort of call to action behind the code and I know about it. Of course there should be some sort of guidance that inspire me to fire up scanning app on my phone and scan the actual QR code. There is also motivation factor, why would I scan the code, ...


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Most companies and designers put the contract as an email attachment in the form of a PDF to be signed and returned. This is standard and shouldn't cause the client any worry. This makes sure that both parties have a copy of it. If you happen to be physically near your client, doing it in person is acceptable as well. If there is something non-standard in ...


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This is a legal question. If you are in the U.S., small claims court is where you should take this. By they way, your client's analogy is bullshit. Design is a service, so it's nothing like going to the store. If you want to flip it back at them say "no, it's like hiring three people to spend time painting my house but then deciding not to pay for their ...


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Did you worked on this task through some online website? You may want to check the terms and conditions and contact the respective person/admin of that site.


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I get this all the time. Even after 20 years in the business. Some clients still think graphic design is just "fun on a computer". My advice is to let her know what your "consulting fee" is and ask her if she'd like to schedule a meeting at that hourly rate. Then politely explain that designing a business card that prints properly and looks great is about ...


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My response when asked for free consultation.... I'm sorry, [client]. Please understand that my time is valuable. You are essentially asking me to donate my time for your project, even if it is merely in the nature of a consultation. Unfortunately, it would be nearly impossible to try and convey all that I have learned through education, trial and error, ...


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You don't want to get into the situation of looking like a mean designer and feel stuck between your client and that person. The way to do this is by cooperating but not in the way she will expect. Simply, do this with a smile: 1) Give her some tutorial suggestions like lynda.com, the Adobe Community forums or some online magazines about design, and tell ...


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There are a few options: "Sorry, but I just don't have the time to volunteer for pro-bono work at the moment." That's probably the easiest way to handle it. On the other hand, is there a benefit in trying to make this person happy? Could it benefit you in the long run if she's your friend? Is she well connected? If so, maybe you want to try and keep ...


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You could lower your price by a good amount for consulting. This will allow you to get paid for your knowledge. If the money isn't there don't sweat it, move on. Don't ever give design advice to clients that refuse to pay, unless you know she will be coming back to you for more work. If she states she is a very creative person then she does not need any ...


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I actually have exactly these clauses in my contract. Client agrees to review work within X days of submission by Designer. Designer will endeavor to meet all deadlines set; however, if Client does not review work in a timely manner, Designer is not responsible for missed deadlines. So IF this client is worth doing the work for, AND IF you think you can ...


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This is a very common problem when it comes to creative or web work. The way I've seen other agencies deal with it, and the way we handle it, is to specify duration of engagement during estimate or bid stage, with disclaimer that work beyond original engagement is billed separately.


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If you already agreed upon a price with a contract, and said contract doesn't outline any penalties for your client due to them failing to stick with the timeline, it, alas, does mean it will cost you money. Going forward, you need to be a lot more explicit in your contract with this client. I'd suggest the following type of clause: "Estimate is dependent ...


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As @Scribblemacher said, you've done your due diligence. Here's one more question: if you do this work for him as he requests, might you be caught in the legal back-blast? If so, then you would be justified in either refusing or insisting on getting a signed document saying he'd protect you from any legal harassment from the infringed company (if that would ...


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You can create a font with few logo of your client company. Instead of desinging a logo in a vector editor, you can do the same in a font designer. See a tattoo font. It is reasonable for the client to expect logo as a font. He can size it like a font, and it can proportionaly change. The logo as a font also keep it borders margins propertionally. Try a ...


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First of all, it is possible to simple have a typographic logo solution. Logos do not have to be graphic marks or use an original font. If your client is happy with what you've made as a standalone logo, then you should be able to create outlines out of the logo and send him a vector form of the logo without going against the copyright. However, perhaps ...


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You are asking a few questions here. Is simply typesetting a company name in a font a logo? Yes. It certainly can be. It's it the best solution? Sometimes. But often it's not the best solution. Can I send a copy of a commercial font I used to a client? No. If it's a commercial font, meaning you purchased a license, then if the client wants to ...



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