M'Cho_DS was excellent in his response and help. I very much liked his work and his sense of restraint in the designs he offered up. I would use him again!
How tyson.myhres started their logo design journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We are a technology consulting firm targeting small-mid sized for, and not-for-profit, organizations that are looking to enter or transition to the cloud computing space. Our team is very passionate about bringing technology to the fingertips of users who would otherwise not know where to start, bring them up to speed so they understand what we're building for them, and how to use the final product. While maintaining an absolutely professional practice, we like to think we still provide a down-to-earth and very human experience that is very attractive to our clients.
Be advised: We are explicitly looking for designers that want to work with us. I've seen a couple of responses along the lines of: "?", "Respond Please", "This?", and I'm not entirely impressed by that. My team and I absolutely want to support a graphic designer that can step up to the plate and knock this one out of the park! Please take a couple of minutes thinking about what we're asking for and write a thoughtful message. Again, we are looking to work with you, and I personally will message with you through the 99designs messaging system if I think your design shows promise!
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
Update 1: Generally prefer a darker blue as the primary with varying shades/gradients of light-blue, blue-green; Liking designs with a subtle accent - generally in orange/yellow.
Have seen some options with lime-green/yellow and purple that are interesting but again, in general, looking for the prior colors mentioned.
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
Relaxed, fun, and radiant - definitely. I like the stamp concept but adding color might be strange for this design - not sure, I'm not a designer! :)
Very simple but gets the job done. Professional. No-nonsense and elegant.
Professional, no-nonsense. maybe a bit too 'harsh' or 'stark'. Perfect for a law firm but maybe a bit too much for what we're looking for. Still, the style caught my eye.
Simple, clean, no-nonsense while providing a bit of 'give' (IE playfullness).
'Elegantly modern' is how I would describe this. I like it and was inclined to add it but I feel that perhaps, overall, it's too 'narrow' or 'skinny'. Hopefully that makes some sense.
Boom - no-nonsense. this is clearly a stylized wolf. Like wolves? Buy from this company. My firm isn't interested in wolves but the idea of 'strength' in this logo is admirable.
I like the stylizing on this. The font is sturdy but the 'de' seems to add a bit of play to the logo.
I'm a fan of the style of the cat but I'm not sure what to call it.
A little too simple but elegant to the point that it's professional with a little bit of play. The font is sans-serif I think and I really like that. Would prefer doing a horizontal with logo left and title right.
Generally looking for clean and professional, perhaps with a slight bit of whimsy. The overall intent is to convey engineering professionalism with a touch of 'personability'. Additionally, generally looking for a primarily horizontal look with icon/logo on left with title on right.
Update 1: After reviewing designs I've noticed a couple of things that I'm generally looking for. Again, these are rough generalities (and not strict guidelines) but I've found myself returning feedback with the following cases:
1) All-caps or all lowercase on the logo text.
2) Looking for some uniqueness on top of a base font. Some fonts work out of the box but I've noticed that designs some sort of differentiating factor stand apart.
3) Color scheme: Generally prefer a darker blue as the primary with varying shades/gradients of light-blue, blue-green; Liking designs with a subtle accent - generally in orange/yellow.
4) Providing different contexts/layouts to demonstrate what the logo will look like goes a long way for visualizing your designs in the real world. (IE Makes a huge difference when making decisions!)
5) Adding some 'pop' to an icon makes a difference. Keep in mind that it doesn't have to be a lot; a little bit will go a long way, but a lot may overdo and detract from the simplicity of the logo! For examples, see the following examples in the 'Design Inspiration' section of the brief:
- 'Kat Web Designs': The cat's angular color scheme is a great example of adding some 'dimensionality' or 'pop' to an icon.
- 'De Online Fabriek': The smokestacks have some accent that makes the overall icon 'pop'.
- 'Turrano': Separating different parts of the 'gazelle' gives a dimensionality that would otherwise be missing if it were all one solid part.