Can anyone on here make me a logo?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by buffalonick, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. buffalonick

    buffalonick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    Hey just like it says can anyone on here make me a logo for my business cards, website and paperwork? The company Name is Nickel City Outdoor Services, in Buffalo ny. I dont wanna spend an arm and a leg just want something simple.
     
  2. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    Used to work at an advertising agency and could put one together for you but it would probably be more than you want to spend. I usually charge about $1200. Sounds like a lot but I ask alot of questions to make sure the look lines up with what your company is really about. That discussion helps you to realize your usp's or lack there of. In the end you have a logo and also a better understanding of how to market yourself.

    If you don't use me I understand but please use a pro! This is your first impression. Someone on this site will think they are a professional designer and offer to do one for $50 - $100 and you will get what you pay for! It might look great on the web or on letterhead but then when it shrinks down to a biz card it will be hard to read or it won't fax well, or it won't look good on a shirt. Or there will be extra colors that will cost you extra everytime you need to print something. These are all the things a pro thinks of when designing.

    One way to get several looks from so-so pro designers you could use a site like this if you don't want to spend much:

    http://www.logodesignpros.com/

    Never used them so I can't say they will do a great job but it is an option...
     
  3. NEWGUYRI

    NEWGUYRI LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 594

    Contact Bob at plan-itgraphics.com/
    he designed my logo shown in sig for $50. He was awesome and did like 4 revisions, for only 50, then he sent me a CD with my logos and 10 different file formats.
     
  4. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Ya there is a lot of professionals that does them for like 150$. but 1200$.. thats way overpriced.
     
  5. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    I can have the kid down the street cut my lawn for $15 and a pro do it for $45. We all know there will be a big difference on that one. This is harder to explain and if you look at it as just a commodity (the logo design) than I am crazy at my price. But, I am not crazy I just approach it differently and much more involved than a guy going what color do you like? Thus, it takes much more time and time is money… In the end I am not a good fit for this sort of thing. I shouldn't have even replied...

    plan-itgraphics.com has some ok stuff and some not so ok stuff. For $50 it is a good deal. They loss lead the logos to get the other work. If it comes down to a couple different looks I would be happy to let you know my thoughts. For free of course!
     
  6. NEWGUYRI

    NEWGUYRI LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 594

    yeah, I agree, but for $50 I am completely satisfied. My logo looks professional, and came out exactly how I imagined.
     
  7. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    I very much agree here!
    Bob does great work, I just had some things done by him and when I get them I will post so you can see...
     

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