Soooooo, I have a returning client who wanted a double sided business card that incorporated elements from some of her previous materials and then some new elements. She is the leader of a support group, and sent the proof to a couple of her staff members for review. The first round didn’t go over so well, so I made a new design based off of the review and then incorporated some additional elements that she wanted added. OMG info overload on this business card but it’s what she wants (teeth gritted & moving on as I have strongly been encouraged to do by you guys!!).
A couple days ago I emailed out the new design to my client, as well as the group I saw that she shared the proof link with. In the past the returning client has been my only means of contact and dialog. I have not heard back from her yet; however, I did hear back from one of her staff members. The staff member loves the new design and wants the same design for herself, of course with the contact info changed.
Now, basically she would just be buying a template, right? Her price would be significantly lower than that charged to my returning client. However, the design, colors, fonts, wording, etc. was a custom design specifically based off of the retuning client’s ideas and given materials (as far as I know). Is it ok to sell it to the staff member? Do I need to consult the returning client before I sell it to the staff member? What would be proper etiquette here? The returning client never mentioned anything about individual cards for her staff members and was only charged for the one design.