Jr. Graphic Designer
Small vent session ahead:
I designed a logo for my personal trainer and had gotten it nearly finalized, only to find out that his wife had asked her friend (who is also a graphic designer) for a logo design and they were going to compare our designs and see which they liked more, or if they wanted to mix elements of each one together. I was not told at the beginning they were going to do this. It also seems they picked the other logo design based on the Facebook page.
I'm rather hurt by this in all honesty and I just felt that was a rather shady move to pull. I just sent him an invoice for the remainder of the bill (he paid me half up front), and I'm hoping he'll pay me for the rest of my time and then I can put this behind me.
Has anyone else encountered a situation like this in freelance? Is this some sort of sad norm in the world of being a graphic designer? I know I shouldn't take it so personal probably - but I do find it a bit insulting. I thought he hired me to do this because he liked my work. Why have me put in all this time and effort and get so close to the end, only for my work to not even be used? It's extra money in my pocket one way or another, but it does bother me still.