Posted 14.02.2017 @ 9.31PM
Thanks for the input!
re: 50% before commencing and 50% before delivery. For me that's been difficult, particularly with this client where deadlines are so short and the design needs to be printed and displayed yesterday. And then there's delay in payments for tax reasons etc.
@TIMBUG there isn't a head office. The contact I have is surely taken orders from the higher ups to ignore.
I'm planning on going through VCAT. I'll document the process and keep y'all updated in the unfortunate event someone else needs to go through the process.
Posted 07.02.2017 @ 10.32AM
I've come across my first client that refuses to pay or even communicate. I'm a bit unsure how to approach this but at this point it seems small-claims is the only avenue. I'd greatly appreciate how other designers approach a problem like this.
I've done five projects with a well-known Melbournian bar late last year and after sending the full invoice for the last two jobs I don't hear anything for some weeks. I found out from my contact he's been let go as the bar is trying to run a tighter ship. He gave me the number to accounts, I chat with accounts and he's a bit evasive (1) the current marketing person does not like the design even though both items were specifically requested by management, and underwent several iterations after contributions and reviews were made by staff (2) he hasn't seen the designs and asked me to supply them to present at a meeting. Since the initial call he ghosts me. No return calls, no replies to half a dozen emails. My contact has tried emailing regarding this to be met with silence.
If they aren't open to communication I think the only avenue is small-claims. I was hoping it wouldn't come to this as the formal approval was via internal emails which can be omitted.
Posted 12.07.2016 @ 11.08PM (Edited 12.07.2016 @ 11.09PM)
I have an idea for a cycling poster and would love to simulate this lined effect
I'd much appreciate someone pointing me in the direction of a tutorial or what the effect is called.