Hello there i’m freelance designer from Indonesia. Thanks for who have made this site. I wanna to talk about " client who have denies the agreement to pay the design ". I have very bad and very fool experience about this, it was happen today. My client, who i get him from instagram was asked me to created some sketches for his merchandise design ( he was a vocalist from Califonia ). But before i created these sketches i tell him about the agreement “if he you mus pay DP 50% from full payment after i finish these sketches and you have chose one of them then you must pay the rest of payment aftet i finish those sketch on digital process” and he said "ok, deal ". Then i finish the sketches and he chose one of them but he was not send the DP 50% to my paypal until today and suddenly gone without give some informatiohn. I tried to contacted him on DM but he wasn’t handle his instagram again, but his manager ( new manager ) who handle his instagram and said to me like this " Ok so yes I do know who you are now so I don’t know if he properly explained this to you before or not but what we are doing is we are launching a limited edition line of t shirts there will be 5 different designs the t shirts will not launch until February of 2019 which is still 4 months away what we are doing is have several artist submit there original drawings to us and on January 1st we will choose five different designs from five different artist and the t shirts will be printed from those five designs each artist will be paid in full for their chosen drawing / sketch but no decision will be made until January 1st " . I was really surprised with the manager explaination. Very different with our ( me and vocalist ) agreement at first time we talked. So in here i need your help to solve this problem, Because he doesn’t send DP 50% at all and it was very different with our agreement at the first time. I want to ask a question about the legal protection about international grapich designer and anyone who lives or works in California can help me?