Client/friend, asks for my help on creating a logo for their band. Obviously, super duper excited I’m glad to give a hand. So here I am having just the name of the band and as a custom i create 3 logo option. I prepare the presentation and send it to my client/friend, shortcut – CF. FYI : No money are involved, its just a help.
CF contact me and asks for a meeting, cause it seems that the other part of the band has some ideas. Open minded as I am we meet and I listen. Their Mistake No1, asks for a photo to be the logo. Their Mistake No2, insisting on it ; after explaining to them the whole theory of logo as a symbol, element, vector and all the other words that you can find in a thesaurus. Tired as I am, I say Ill figure something out and send them a logo based on that.
There was no hurry on it so I got my self tide up on some projects, big and new. CF calls me up that they need to see it. So I manage to squeeze some time and prepare in my professional way ( CAUSE GRAPHIC DESIGN IS A PROFESSION ) the best I can according to their brief.
1 1/2 months go by, with no answer, no feedback ( I should probably write it in capitals on emails ) no response at all. I decided to msg to the CF and get dome update.
Me: I’m waiting for a response on the logo
CF: Oh, we wont take it… thank you any way though…
Me: You could have told me.
CF: Does it make a difference?
Are we for real? As a Client you have every right to like something or not. If you still wanna work with the specific g.designer you should meet up and explain what you dont like or you like so he/she can have a clear view on what you see. If you dont wanna work with the g.designer. at least have some respect and let them know.
Here some possible KIND.RESPECTFUL answers you can give to someone: (use as guidelines)
• No thank you we wont take it.
• Yes we like it.
• I dont like it but we can meet up and discuss it.
Dont let someone pending the project, especially since he/she was waiting for the feedback, asked for the feedback. Be thoughtful enough to answer.