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comment What’s the right character for an apostrophe?
Very nice visual!
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answered What’s the right character for an apostrophe?
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comment First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma
@Pont Not sure how it is NZ, but in the US, you'd declare at the end of the year at tax time.
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comment Buying a logo from a graphic designer: who owns the copyright?
To be clear, your firm owns the copyright to corporate identities of companies?
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comment Copyright of a set of colors?
@joojaa really late to this reply, but ironically, you likely aren't safe there due to Owens Corning "ownership" of pink insulation. :)
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comment First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma
Depends on the court, of course. I don't know the structure of NZ courts. In the US, however, this would have to go to Small Claims court. Which is quite inexpensive and can be well worth the couple hours of time to argue one's case.
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comment First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma
+1 for "There is no moral dilemma". That's an excellent point. All to often in business we confuse moral issues with pure business issues. There certainly are moral issues to be concerned about, but a vast majority of the time, we're talking business and contract law. Nothing else. :)
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comment First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma
I disagree with this. You're not stuck sans a contract. A contract helps, but is by no means a default 'win' for the client. Stick to your guns. They can take you to court if they want, as you have a decent case here. As Rafael states, if there's an email trail here, I'd argue the odds are in the OP's favor.
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comment First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma
"I do know the wife said she was happy with the site until the husband got involved." = there you go. You're off the hook. This is a domestic issue not a business one. I second consume's advice re: walk away.
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answered First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma
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comment Buying a logo from a graphic designer: who owns the copyright?
I think you may be thinking about the common practice of designers retaining the work files for general design work. But not with logos, which have to be given to the client most of the time for them to manage as they see fit.
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comment Buying a logo from a graphic designer: who owns the copyright?
@joojaa yes, certainly not always.
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comment Does anyone know the name of this particular font?
Looks like the type of ugly thing you'd find on Dafont.com I'd dig through there using search terms like 'future' or 'laser' or ' robocop' or 'cheesy 80s action scifi'
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comment Buying a logo from a graphic designer: who owns the copyright?
I disagree with the answer that was marked as correct. I'd wait and get more opinions before marking an answer.
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answered Buying a logo from a graphic designer: who owns the copyright?
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comment Buying a logo from a graphic designer: who owns the copyright?
This isn't common at all for a logo. A company needs to own a logo outright. Any half decent graphic designer understands that.
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comment Need guidance on logo redesign for hobby site
It's not really a logo. It's a banner, but other than the name, there's nothing particularly unique about the assorted visuals. So, at this point, you're asking "how do I design a logo" that, while a good question, is simply way too broad for this Q/A web site. I'd suggest googling this topic as there is a lot written on it out there. Beyond that, look at lots of logos. Figure out what logos appeal to you and why they appeal to you.
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comment laser vs. inkjet printer for vectors and text
So, all things being equal, I'd say laser will be sharper on uncoated paper, inkjet sharper on coated paper.