Well, The "redesign" has happened. It's CRAP. He listened to a couple of the things I said, completely missed almost -everything- the client said. And now they've spent god-knows-how-much on a designer, It looks like we're "fixing" it. Huzzah.
Maria (Client) explained herself -very- well. I'm left wondering who was actually t the meeting, because if it was really the designer, then I don't think he was there mentally. She said "get rid of this bit, we want that bit to be full screen, and this bit is supposed to behave like this" he's ignored most of that, and got the other bit completely wrong. oh, 3 weeks to go before we have to present this rotten thing to the world! *cries* He also didn't design a page I specifically asked him to. Well, that's one design company I won't be advising people to go to.