Posted 28.08.2017 @ 11.54AM
Scotty nailed it, nothing more to be said. Fire them (politely) and move on.
This is why cheap online logo companies exist now, to service clients like this. Don't try and compete on that level.
I sometimes do free work for close friends but state up front that I'm only presenting one concept and won't be making any changes. They can take it or leave it. And I also expect a small gesture in return, generally in alcohol form.
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...)