I have a new client whom I thought wanted me to create a website design related to this website:
DJ VOLCANO - click the “Website” button to see what I’m referring to.
As it turns out, he wants me to copy this design way more closely than I feel comfortable with. For example, he wants the following things to be pretty much identical:
The circle shape and placement
The look and behavior of the churning background
The shape, behavior, and erratic movement of the buttons
The intermittent flashes
The only things he says can be different are the colors and the central logo. I wireframed some nice, unique variations, but he is adamant that I not change any of the things that I’ve mentioned. I’ve voiced my concerns about plagiarism to him countless times, but he won’t budge.
I am considering telling him to look elsewhere for a designer, but I thought I would first ask the community for advice. Am I being overly sensitive, or is his request going a bit too far? Please tell me what you think.
Thanks very much,