Always get a deposit. This client never paid, and we never finalized the design. I work pretty quickly, but sometimes things never come to fruitition. I’m not terribly proud of the aesthetics here, I didn’t choose the colors or imagery, I just went with their direction. These days I’m quicker to say “no” to bad ideas. However, if the client is thrilled, the client is thrilled to pay.
Concept exploration. Before logo was finalized.
2010 comprehensive sponsorship proposal design (they declined). Unused logo concept for team on back.