Wouldn’t it be great if conversations about your business were starting up all over town? That people you haven’t hired are representing your brand and spreading it to potential new customers? I’m not talking about starting a scandal. I’m talking about using custom tee designs to get people talking!
Every industry has it’s own language, and graphic design is no different. At 48hourslogo.com we believe stronger communication will lead to better results in logo design. In order to help strengthen the conversation between clients and designers, we’ve brought together a list of common terms used by graphic designers. Next time you’re loving a design but “something” is missing that you can’t put your finger on, one of these terms may be key in fixing it.
Professional Designers share the first thing you should do with your new logo!
When you are starting a new business there can be an overwhelmingly long to-do list. Do you have a strategy in place? Are you prioritizing what to do or fielding problems as they come? A. A. Milne, writer of Winnie-the-Pooh and various children’s poems, said that “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
With a new logo comes many options on how to use it and where to put it. This certainly adds its own to-do list, so how do you keep it from mixing everything up? We’ve asked some professional designers about their thoughts on what you should do first with your new logo. What if you want to start out with a bang? They also talk about the most interesting ways they’ve seen logos used. Maybe you can incorporate one of them into your business? I’ll let you decide, here’s what they had to say:
by Rick Mullenix | Community Manager
It’s a very exciting moment for your business. You’ve been working with some of the designers from 48HoursLogo.com and have decided on the right design to represent you.
So what’s next? How do you finish the contest and get your copy of the files? What type of files will you get? In this post I will go over the steps to complete your contest and download the files of your new logo!
by Rick Mullenix | Community Manager
Have you ever looked at a logo for the first time and thought “I’ve seen that somewhere before?” You probably have. Just as fashion has trends, logo design has trends too. Some of these trends become so popular that over time they fall into clichés. They become standard, expected, and lose their impact – the opposite of what a logo should do.
I’ve created a simple, easy-to-use info-graphic that can help you determine if your logo needs some revising. So what about your logo, does it fall into one of the many design clichés?
Logo’s are really important for businesses and I thought we’d ask a couple experts in the Internet Marketing world how important they think a logo really is to a business.
This is our compilation of a ton of Experts giving you their thoughts on logos for your business.
Charles Floate of God of SEO –
I’ve been an SEO for almost 5 years now and logo’s have always been the defining feature of a website. Where do you press to go home? What is it that sticks in peoples mind? What is the thing that you’ll use across the web, offline and everywhere possible? Your logo!
Perception and the look of your logo is really important not only for it to stick in people’s minds but for it to be the brand building factor that’ll push your business into the future!
A perfect example of this is the logos that 48 Hours Logo feature in their post a project section. They show the best and brightest from the 21st century (and before) that stick with people and are immediately recognizeable –
Running a logo design contest is the coolest way of getting your new business logo. We are glad that you found 48hourslogo.com — one of the fast growing logo design website online. Our goal at 48hourslogo is to let our customers get the best logo designs possible for their project. To do that, we have a few tips we’d like to share with our logo design clients.
- Rate and comment on the designs that you like.
When you comment on a design, the designer who submitted that particular concept will get notified immediately by an email. And most likely, you will receive another revised design based on your feedback. So feel free to let the designer now what you think of his design, and how he can improve.
- Eliminate designs that have completely missed your target.
Here is a little secret on why you should do this. When you eliminate a design, we discount that design when calculating the total number of submissions for your project. A project with less number of design entries tends to attract more designers because it appears less competitive. This is probably one of the reasons we see our average number of entry per project is less compare to other design contest sites.
- Choose a winning design early
Even though you have 7 days after your project ends to choose a winner, it’s probably better if you decide on a winner as soon as your project ends. When you decided on a winner, the designer will be much more responsive in terms of revisions because he no longer needs to worry if you are going to choose his logo design at the end. And he will shift his focus to make you are happy customer. Because many of our designers compete here in order to build their own client portfolio. A successful design project could lead to other future design projects.
So have fun designing you business logo here, and wish you great success with your future endeavor.