Posted 13.11.2017 @ 11.08AM
I typically quote on a project by project basis so the client knows what it's costing up front. It's basically guesswork based on a number of factors, sometimes I come out on top and sometimes I get reamed. As long as it evens out in the long run then I'm all good. That's the theory anyway.
I have a couple of clients who I just invoice the hours upon completion but it takes a while to develop that relationship and there's generally some discussion of how long it's likely to take up front. If they get killed on a job I'll try and look after them on the next and vice-versa. If they're ongoing clients I'm happy to take some hits to keep the relationship solid.
When I say hits I'm talking 10-20%, not 50%. If I'm out by 50% (or they are) then we're having a serious miscommunication and need to resolve it.
Posted 24.11.2017 @ 4.00PM
I love those blue/white icons @TREX
Speaking of multiplied overlays, I've been working on some illustration and custom typography for a screen printed poster design for my grandmothers 100th birthday in January. She's ESL, so she sometimes speaks a bit like Yoda.
Posted 02.09.2017 @ 11.30AM
Haha @Trex and @Scotty, payment in alcohol would more than suffice, especially to numb the grievance of dealing with these guys!
I'm happy to say that I reigned the client in by being upfront about my frustrations and also letting them know how much this would have cost them if they were paying for the job. They've now chosen one of the original logo concepts I presented and are moving forward with it. That said, I also stated any further design projects would now be at a charge (quoted up first with guidelines on concepts and revisions, etc) so that we won't have any more ping pong designing from here on in.
Thanks for the feedback, it's been helpful and much appreciated! (I'll keep you posted if a surprise bottle of booze turns up but not holding my breath...)