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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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There is no reason to use it or not use it: a logo need not be so literal. However, I notice right away that the "C" can read as a "P" with the line removed. The hyphen can act as the removed line. If you make a "C" shape and a line/rule, you can mirror and rotate these two shapes to form both letters and the hyphen. This will unify the letters better than ...


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Essentially, our brains are programmed from year's of usage to perceive depth through the use of shadows first and scale second. Your logo doesn't have any shadow in it. As a result its ambiguous if the "tri-color core" is going inwards, outwards, or harder to see but could also be a flat shape. The circle is just a circle. To ensure all viewers perceive it ...


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I think your logo looks alright. The name with the logo fits well too. Don't take all feedback seriously, some people want to see gradients and drop shadows everywhere and maybe they expect to see the sphere with that kind of light. But your logo will be easy to use for printing and anything. The colors you chose are nice too. You can choose to ignore the ...



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