New Logo

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by HarryD, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    I know there are alot of you guys that made your own logo's. I messed around but didn't come up with anything that I thought looked good. I think im gunna try these guys out. has anyone used them. and if you did how was your experience

    http://www.logo-design-logo-design.com/index.htm

    OK let me add this since im not getting a response. Did you use a online business to create your logo. Who? and would you do it again.
     
  2. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    I never thought of using a logo company to do my logo when I consider myself very artistic. I did my own freehand. Been drawing all my life, mostly street rods and all sorts of other things which helps alot when doing my logos. Had about 3 or 4 logos that I made up before deciding on the one I have, which I think turned out pretty good. My bro-in-law took the ruff draft from paper and whipped it up on the computer.
     
  3. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    The benefit of the design contest is that several minds are working on your ideas so you have more to choose from and you don't have just one person trying to marry you to their idea so that they can move on to the next customer. It's fun to watch how a new logo is 'born'.
     
  4. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 509

    What is the name of the company and what are you looking for in terms of the logo?
     
  5. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    I decided this year to change the name of my service to something that will stand out a bit more then what it used too.

    im in the process now of waiting to see if my registration will be accepted. here is the new name I have chosen

    Extreme Green
    Turf Management
     
  6. turfmarketing

    turfmarketing LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 49

    Many people confuse an illustration with a logo. The distinction is more than just a symantic exercise. A business logo is intended to be a simplified visual representation (not a four-color illustration) of the business.

    The images must be simplied for many reasons, but the two most important are viewer retention and ease or reproduction. The more simple an image is, the more likely it is to be remembered by a customer or prospect. As a business executes it's marketing plan, the target audience must be able to "connnect the dots" from all their marketing pieces. As they see your truck, they remember your flyer and they remember your yellow page advertising etc. That is one reason why you find that the most sophisticated companies have the most simplified logos.

    The other reason is ease of reproduction. A simple logo can be easily and inexpensively reproduced on business cards, yellow page advertising, vehicle signage etc. In most cases, a well-designed logo should look as good and be as effective whether it is reproduced in black and white or in color.

    And lastly, when buying logo services keep the following in mind: How expensive is it going to be to reproduce this artwork on all the various pieces necessary. 4-color very expensive. 1-color very economical. Next, what type of material is going to be delivered by the designer. Will you get a variety of digital files formats or just a .jpg. A .jpg file might be fine for your web site, but what about the printer that wants an .eps file in MAC format. Or the sign maker that needs an Illustrator file. If you don't get it from your designer, than you'll end-up paying someone else to create it later.
     
  7. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 711

    www.elance.com

    type in what you want, ie 'new logo'

    guaranteed within a week you'll have 80+responses. Cost you nothing.
    each company that bids for your 'new logo' will provide price and their portfolio so you can check out their work. once you select a company to work with, they will provide several logos. you pick the one you like, have them make any adjustments you feel nessasary. once you are satisfied then you give a credit card number. As mentioned above, be sure they will provide different formats.

    you will have fun at it, and if you cant find anything you like, cost you nothing.
     
  8. IndyPropertyCare

    IndyPropertyCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    I recomend checking out www.accent-graphic.com

    Very inexpensive logo design, and John will send it to you in many formats.

    They have the best prices on magnetic signs, decals and logo's.
     
  9. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Wow! Cool link. They got some nice logos going so far. What kind of program do they have for those logos? Anyone know?
     
  10. michigangrass

    michigangrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    Let freelancers bid for your logo. Then browse through their portfolios and pick the one you like best.

    http://www.elance.com

    Whoops! Sorry everyone, gotta learn to read through all of the responses to avoid posting the same response as another member.
     

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