And what, in your opinion, should the one who has one of the most successful, famous and recognizable logos in her portfolio? Even if the company had not given Caroline Davidson shares, her income level would not have changed much, because it is very easy for such a specialist to find clients with money.
Yes, I guess it's about the same as the dude who came up with the Rollin 'Stones insignia for two hundred and fifty (and pounds). I daresay it's a mixture of pride and some annoyance at the fact that images aren't paid per-use royalty.
A designer's work on a logo is more often underestimated than vice versa. Usually logos are made for new companies. How many of them become truly famous? It is Nikas Safronov who feeds on promoted brands. Personally, in any case, I am glad when I see my work in markets, the Internet, advertising. So she was good.
Carolyn Davidson (probably) experiences what a person should experience, not only creating one of the "biggest" signs in the consumer and near-consumer culture of our time, but also receiving (as a deferred award) shares in Nike.
The exact number is unknown, but it is a fact: a ring with diamonds and an engraved swoosh and an envelope with Nike promotions were presented to the designer at the company's event in 83rd year.