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    Advice wanted on logos/graphics/banners

    I'm thinking of hiring someone to create a new logo, and perhaps a few banner adverts at the same time.

    As I have never contracted someone to produce graphics work for me before, is there a rough guide as to how much I should expect to pay? (Most likely, I would be looking at someone 18+ with a portfolio)

    Regarding the banners, is there a list of common sizes that one should get when getting some produced? Or, does one already know where their advert will appear, and only get the size for the space that they will be using?

    Are there radical differences in price for banners which animate (say animated .gif or flash), compared to static images?

    And how long is a decent amount of time to give an artist to produce such graphics work. Does one pay half upfront?

    Most of the threads that I found from the search were requests, which simply said 'need a logo, got a design in mind already', without much information to them.

    Feedback is appreciated,

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    You can try http://www.crecon.com/banners/banners.cgi, this is a Free Banner creation online site.
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    This is no spam and I am not related to the following companies but they are really providing an awesome service for an excellent price. Logos: http://thelogocompany.net and for banners: http://bannersmall.com/

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    I like the look of thelogocompany.net, and their associated portfolio.

    Although I see no mention of it on the banner site, I presume that they could incorporate one of your existing logos in to their product.

    Thanks for the help so far,

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    Originally posted by SaintsServers
    I like the look of thelogocompany.net, and their associated portfolio.

    Although I see no mention of it on the banner site, I presume that they could incorporate one of your existing logos in to their product.

    Thanks for the help so far,

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    TheLogoCompany has been doing some work for us... very reasonable prices for decent results.

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    Wouldn't that be 468x60?

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    ask to see a portfolio if your unsure on how much to charge
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    Are there any other logo companies at reasonable prices other than The Logo Company?

    Thanks
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    Originally posted by TheNetway
    Are there any other logo companies at reasonable prices other than The Logo Company?

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    Design Graphics has been doing logo's and banners for me for a while. They are more than reasonably priced and the work is excellent!

    http://www.DesignGraphics.org

    I am not affiliated with them, but through my experience, I wouldn't want to deal with anyone else!
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    Try logo21.com. They have a great portfolio and great packages.

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    Thanks for the advice. I ended up ordering from thelogocompany.net, and should be seeing some results fairly soon.

    Maybe I can even make the banners from the new logo myself.

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    Originally posted by SaintsServers
    Thanks for the advice. I ended up ordering from thelogocompany.net, and should be seeing some results fairly soon.

    Maybe I can even make the banners from the new logo myself.

    Lewis
    Hi Lewis,

    Thank you for the logo design order.

    I am sure the team will do the very best job possible for you.

    Also, thanks to everyone else who said possitive things about the service we offer.

    Simon

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    Bannersmal have a very very good rep and name. For banners i would recomend them.

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    Well, just made my purchase for a logo from TheLogoCompany.net. Hopefully the results will be as good as I see in the sample section.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    Have you received your logo yet? If so, how did it turn out? Would you recommend The Logo Company?

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    Have you received your logo yet? If so, how did it turn out? Would you recommend The Logo Company?
    I am pretty sure everything has turned out well with the orders placed by new clients from this thread.

    If not, we do offer a 100% money back guarantee so all the risk is with us anyway

    Just drop me a line at [email protected] if you need anymore information.

    Simon

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    Well actually, I sent a e-mail in this morning and have yet to get a response. I'll try e-mailing that e-mail posted above, as I am on a time limit for what I am doing and no communication is hurting me.

    Thanks
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    i use gifworks.com from time to time
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    I just got to see our final proofs from The Logo Company... and I have to say I am very pleased with the results. Now the challenge is building a website to properly compliment this
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    If you don't mind, could you please PM me a link to your logo? I havn't recieved an e-mail from them yet, but it is 3:20am central time, so hopefully around 9am I'll have something in my inbox from them.

    Thanks.
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    Yes, no problem. I would go ahead and attach it, but wouldn't want to be slapped for self promotion as it just looks so DARN GOOD
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