I am working with a graphic designer for a new logo. They are offering the logo, but have said there will be parameters put in place to prevent me from editing the logo myself.
Is this commonplace in this industry? I would prefer to be able to personally edit the font if I choose to, or change font color/placement. Also, I’d like to change colors (as we have not yet chosen our colors).
I am pretty proficient in illustrator, and would prefer not to deal with the graphic designer again in the future if I don’t need to.
For logo work, no, this is not common. A graphic designer understands that a company needs to own their visual identity outright including with that to modify it in the future as they see fit. As others have stated, it’s not necessarily a good idea but it absolutely should be within your rights as the owner of said logo.