Strategic Creations Complaint - Theft of intellectual property
I was hired as a consultant for Strategic Creations and then was asked to design the website (strategiccreations.org). The work was done on time and the website launched. I submitted an invoice on March 29, 2011 and the owner of the company has refused to pay me. This amounts to theft of intellectual property. I sent the bill to a collection agency but so far nothing has happened. I invite you to go to the website and see for yourself. Everything on it was designed by me, from the narrative to the images, to the price list; I even helped the computer technician with the final layout. In addition, because the owner and I are colleagues (and I thought friends) I gave her a steep discount; normally I charge about $40 an hour. In this case I only charged $20 an hour and billed the company for 40 hours instead of 85. Evidently this was not enough of a discount; the owner does not want to pay me anything. I think consumers should think twice about doing business with such an unscrupulous individual.