Well if this sort of thing continues, it won't help. This is absoloutely diabolical!Just following up on the StartUpBritain outrage that saw them recommending a US 'Logo Farm' that uses mostly unpaid competition / crowdsourcing for it's design,:icon_cursing:... I've got a question for you.
Is your design business threatened by Logo Farms?
In my experience family and friends are the worst to design for but you're right it's worrying - a recent family member offered me some free samples (Bath Bombs shaped like cupcakes :icon_cursing:!!) to brand his new business and build an e-commerce website!!My dad's been pestering me to 'knock up a quick logo' for his company but wants something generic and crap (he mentioned a 'swoosh').
When I tried to explain that I need more to go on and don't want to just put my name to any old piece of shite, he suggested I tell people I know at Uni to design some logos and he'll pay £50 for the one he likes most.
As far as I'm aware he doesn't know about crowdsourcing competition sites, so it's slightly frightening that he's come up with the suggestion off his own back.
Obviously I tried to explain how it's affecting the industry in a negative way, but he just replied "it's a dog eat dog world. You've got to adapt or you go under".
If I can't even get my own father to appreciate the value of my time and future profession, what luck do I have with strangers looking for the best deal?
Even better, buy one from shutterstock, charge him £50 for it - here's some:Ha, you have a point!