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Offline Chadfahlman

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #90 on: June 01, 2017, 07:32:55 am
Hey guys,
Mr. Robinson recently completed work for me. The final product was professional and delivered faster than expected. He accommodated my preferred payment method. Please note that I offered to pay up front.

For the record, I would work with Joshua again. He is proudly listed as a contributor on my project's official website. The only reason I'm reading this thread is because I couldn't remember his portfolio url, which I intended to link to, and googled his full name.

A+ work!

Chad Fahlman
Blind Samurai (Google Play)
www.blindsamuraigame.com
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 06:21:06 pm by Chadfahlman »

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #91 on: June 02, 2017, 04:55:27 am
I'm glad that you're making such efforts to come clean, both with yourself as well as with the community.  I'm rooting for you man, and still consider you a friend despite our lives having lead down such different roads.  Good luck.

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #92 on: September 20, 2017, 01:41:46 pm
Sigh* This guy just recently scammed me out of $100 and did not deliver anything. He showed a few examples and modifications of a template that I sent him and they were all horrible.

I did a google search and found this post. I am completely devastated that I lost my hard earned money just like that to this fraud.

I met this guy on pixel joint. He had messaged me after seeing my posting. I thought his resume looked awesome so I decided to go with him. He asked if I could pay 50 up front so he could get started and then he showed a crappy half assed example to me then asked for another $50 because he had things to get done and that it would help him alot.

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #93 on: September 20, 2017, 05:43:01 pm
Sigh* This guy just recently scammed me out of $100 and did not deliver anything. He showed a few examples and modifications of a template that I sent him and they were all horrible.

I did a google search and found this post. I am completely devastated that I lost my hard earned money just like that to this fraud.

I met this guy on pixel joint. He had messaged me after seeing my posting. I thought his resume looked awesome so I decided to go with him. He asked if I could pay 50 up front so he could get started and then he showed a crappy half assed example to me then asked for another $50 because he had things to get done and that it would help him alot.

This is rough.

I feel there is a need to start a thread involving business literacy for individuals in our community. These sort of things happen way too often and can often be the case of misunderstanding and bad management of money and time.

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #94 on: September 21, 2017, 12:38:03 am
HI! JOSH ASTORIAN HERE.

Ok, so I figured something like this would happen now that I'm clean and attempting to rebuild my reputation. TonyTemper: You made your post entirely prematurely. Just to be perfectly clear, I already have work I've done for him, and I'm not finished. We just began speaking a few days ago. I've been in constant contact with him.

I'm going to finish his 'edits' then I will post the conversation and the work.


Thank you
« Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 12:51:32 am by Astro »

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #95 on: September 21, 2017, 01:32:17 am
To the petition of Mr. Robinson I'll share some bullet points about my professional experience with him so far.

- Out of 3 hired, paid up front pixel artists, one of them delivered a very subpar end product based on a previous prototype model made by Mr. Robinson and the other didn't even deliver anything at all, Mr. Robinson was the only one who delivered a satisfactory end product.

- So far he has delivered every single commission for me

- He does several revisions until I'm satisfied with the end product

- He's really open to suggestions and creative ideas, something really difficult to find in an artist with actual talent

- Really easy to have a casual conversation with, this may seem like an irrelevant point, but believe me, freelancers who get out of their way to know more about the client's project, the client himself/herself and share some extra information about them tells you that they're genuinely interested into the project and they're not just after a paycheck.

- He's capable to deliver impressive sprite work with an unlimited palette, but his abilities shine even more when I imposed him a limited 4 color palette for the sprites.

- The animation is really smooth for all his end products delivered so far, is so good that I'm wondering why don't he just opens up a youtube channel, makes some mainstream fan animation clips and see Patreon money coming in

After working for years with freelancers, I'll say this

300 USD may sound like a huge budget, enough for getting whatever you commission to the freelancer to look exactly like you're envisioning it in your head; but the truth is that this amount barely covers minimum wage for a week Monday through Friday and we all know that artistic work needs a lot of concentration and the artist will need breaks from time to time not only physically but also mentally; an artist doesn't read your mind, so if the first draft doesn't look like what you were expecting you need to sit down with them and point out what's need to be fixed, you may have paid money for this job but truth is that you'll have to work a little bit too.

Saying "I like your portfolio, here's 50 bucks, make me a sprite and make sure it looks cool! You'll have it in two days tops right?" Simply won't do

Those are my two cents, best regards
« Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 01:36:18 am by mexdev »

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #96 on: September 22, 2017, 02:36:21 am
Thanks for your comments, Mario.

So I was commissioned by TonyTemper (Tony Nieh) to improve the run down, run up, and run sideways animations outlined in this image, provided by Tony:

Here are my attempts to improve something I was told I could only very subtly change (as seen in the transcript if one were to take the time to read it):




Skype Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-odScmTHsRJT3l1RERFY0pTS2M/view?usp=sharing

He was dissatisfied with the services he paid for. I'd consider working with him further, if he hadn't have blasted me on here before even giving me a chance to do anymore work. I didn't rip this gentleman off.

I need to make this perfectly clear. I made mistakes in the past. I don't blame it on my drug problem at the time but it damn sure didn't help it. I have 2 positive reviews in this thread since I've changed my life around and they will only continue. I did what I did then, but I'm doing what I'm doing now, entirely differently.

Thanks.

Joshua Astorian/Robinson

« Last Edit: September 22, 2017, 02:42:12 am by Astro »

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #97 on: September 23, 2017, 07:34:38 am
I was going to cut my losses and forget about even dealing with it but now that I've read these last two posts, I am enraged by the audacity you have. Since you want to antagonize me for being victimized by you, I will not hold my tongue.

This was the original that was already done before I met this fellow:


and this is his work:



If you read the transcript, I talk to him about this. I told him to just fix the arms because they were not smooth in the original sheet that I sent him. He failed to even do that.

If you check out his portfolio you would EASILY see that this work that he did does not come close to anything on that portfolio. Mind you, this was the first and last update from day one of talking to him, no work has been sent since.
http://jrobportfolio.com

It's been 5+ days since he has sent me any improvements or updates, or the final product. His last reply was this which was 3 days ago:
http://i66.tinypic.com/11t53e0.png

The fact of the matter is, if you don't think you can DO THE JOB that was asked for with the price that was listed, do NOT take the job. It's the fact that you took my money and did not do anything in return or offer a refund. That is as good as being robbed in which you did to not only me but to many other people. There is an extreme pattern here from pixeljoint.com and to here in this community, and honestly you are just as good as a con artist. I feel ashamed for trusting someone I didn't know and because of that I will have an even harder time reaching my goals and providing for my family.

We had an agreement that you took on and said you could improve, that was NO improvement, NO EFFORT to improve, a week has gone by, you rushed the entire payment but did not deliver. I can't believe people like you exist. I was too kind and too trusting, sending you the payment without receiving any type of satsifactory product because "it would help" you.

Here is the WHOLE transcript:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1gg63mcVrumM3ZJbXRMdkw5R2c

Also, I want to go the extra mile and disable you from doing this to anyone in the future so I will definitely look into any legal action I can take and seeing if I can round up statements and petitions from people you've done this to because it's a damn shame and I would not want anyone else to experience this. Simply unbelievable.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2017, 12:07:04 pm by Temper Tony »

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #98 on: September 29, 2017, 01:11:47 am
Couple thoughts here...

It's totally understandable that with such an extensively documented poor history that one will find very little patience or benefit of the doubt from employers.  That's just something you have to deal with now, Josh, if you plan to make this situation better.  You have no room to mess up at all.  You MUST deliver on time, you MUST remain in contact, and you MUST deliver good work.  I am extremely disappointed that you've chosen to still request up-front payment.  If you simply upheld one rule for yourself, to not take upfront payment, you would avoid anyone calling you a scam artist in the future, even if you failed to deliver the work.

That said, I do find it interesting that this has only transpired over the past 10 days and there hasn't been much personal communication between you two before resorting to this public discussion here.  It's a short enough time that it's reasonable to still hope work to be delivered under normal circumstances.  I'm not saying that anyone owe's him that by any stretch of the imagination, but it's interesting to me none the less.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2017, 01:17:14 am by Indigo »

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Re: I am looking for Joshua Astorian. (AKA Joshua Robinson)

Reply #99 on: November 21, 2017, 04:28:29 pm
Hi there, I would like to provide a quick update about Mr. Joshua, as I said before he delivered what he promised last time

This time around I commissioned him a character design, he requested me to pay him via paypal as a gift, I'm aware that by doing that there's no buyer protection by paypal, but since up to this point I trust Mr. Joshua I decided to do it

I haven't heard of him since the payment was made, he was replying relatively quick while we were discussing the payment, but as soon as I send him the money, the replies stop being frequent, no sketches or anything delivered up to this point

I'm still hoping to hear from you soon Joshua, don't let me down