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Elite Design Pros Attempt 1

Brief from client 

Hello everyone,

My name is Chris and I am starting my own business.

This is the logo I would like to use for a web design and marketing company.

Feedback is very much appreciated.

Hello everyone,

My name is Chris and I am starting my own business.

This is the logo I would like to use for a web design and marketing company.

Feedback is very much appreciated.

10 Comments

MiguelSRodrigues's picture
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In my opinion, you have to many elements, and is not dynamic for the amount of elements, try to make it simple. Nothing against the font, just doesnt float very good to me.

elitedesignpros's picture

Hi Miguel. What do you think about this one? I have one more coming up

elitedesignpros's picture

Here's the second one I mentioned. I'm afraid that it is too similar to Windows however. Would hate to be sued by their team of lawyers lol

MiguelSRodrigues's picture
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better, but still too retro (in a bad way). Try to explore the typo, and the logo must be something simple but with identity.

Shawali's picture
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Sorry, but this does not really qualify as a logo. This is way too literal and complicated.

All your attempt shows a blatant lack of imagination, experience and overall work. Do some research first. Look at what other same-minded businesses have for their identity. Then get inspired (check out Pinterest).

And then spend hours upon hours sketching on a piece of paper, away from any computer.

ALIASII's picture
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Like Shawali stated, what you’ve designed isn’t actually a logo. I can tell by your decals that you’re not a bad artist by any means. But you’re applying rules from an entirely different branch of graphic design. It would work very well for custom packaging or backing cards however!

Right now you should not be worrying about your pallet. Most logos are only one or two colors anyways. Since you are essentially your own client, this is an excellent opportunity to create a logo that represents you personally. I’d also steer very clear of logos based on electronic devices. Technology is always changing at a breakneck pace, and your logo will become outdated quicker than you think. Monitors were boxy, bulky things just a decade ago.

As a sidenote… you may want to consider changing your title. Having “Elite” AND “Pros” comes off as conceited. Just Elite Designs would be fine. :P

GOOD LUCK!

j.o.y's picture
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Right on about the name- If your Elite and a Pro...your logo better be spot on! This just looks like an illustration to explain what a graphic designer does/tools he uses. It doesn't say anything about YOU as a designer!

ErinsSonicYouth's picture
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I would also completely avoid putting technology in your brand.

I once had an guy starting his own IT company argue with me on this, and it really made me realize I would never use his services.

Technology becomes outdated all the time, and very quickly. If the technology becomes outdated, so does your logo.

You should focus on making a brand that is personal to you and your work aesthetic. It will set you apart from every designer out there.

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Hi Chris, I agree with the others. A logo should be more of a symbol that builds recognition. What you have is more like a stage full of props. Keep it simple and elegant. Logos do not necessarily need text, either..

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I have to be horribly honest here and it's better you hear it here than not get any business by using that logo.
If I pretend to not be a designer even looking at that logo I would not hire you.
It looks like a high school senior design project for "make a company logo for yourself as a designer.
There is no thought or creativity in it whatsoever just a bunch of clip art neatly arranged inside a circle. It certainly does not convey the feeling of an elite professional.

I see you made some other attempts which are a bit better in the scheme of things, yet, using an image like a computer to say you are a design pro is just redundant and cliché.

I do believe you have it in you to actually create a decent logo for this business venture but YOU have to be willing to do the work. It should take weeks if not over a month.

Forget about all cheesy clip art icons especially if you didn't design them.

Get a sketch book and a pencil and an eraser (cause the one on the pencil should be gone in no time) and start sketching, even sketch the font, sketch and sketch some more, each day when you look back you should and will see improvement. Get yourself to the point where you are close to what you see in your head. Which as of now you probably don't even know. Then once you are there start refining your logo by computer execution.

There is a thing called "getting the $#!T out" in advertising concept development. And that is what you need to do. All first ideas unless you nail it on the first rare try and hit that gem are usually crap. This is a first idea.
I really hope you take the time to make a kick ass logo and post it.
Then you will get the business.

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