I made a final-artwork design for a game application when i was working for an ad agency and decided to resign one month ago. however in the end, our client decided not to use it.
today my agency called me and asked me to give them all of the final artwork (i know that they are trying to re-use it for other client) the risk is I will not get any credit, but the new designer who took my place will…
Unless you’re under contractual obligation, block their number and never talk to them again. Don’t respond. You no longer work there, you don’t need to waste your time working for free and getting involved in a battle which can’t possibly go well for you.
> You can still use this artwork in your portfolio.
Not necessarily. Again, contract with the employer.
When you work for a company, the work that you produce isn’t *yours*, it’s the company’s. I’d argue in *most* cases you need special permission to use it in your portfolio (which most employers are willing to give provided you say, “produced while working at _______”).
Yup, don’t waste your time. You have no obligation to turn the work over if you didn’t sign a contract. You don’t have to waste your valuable time producing anything for them, you’re no longer their employee.