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I wanna know the process of a 'designer' who does a logo for $20. Open illustrator, actually they'd most likely be using photoshop, make it. Thats all. No pre-design thinking or marketing research or any type of a professional development strategy.
Originally posted by DoobyWho I wanna know the process of a 'designer' who does a logo for $20. Open illustrator, actually they'd most likely be using photoshop, make it. Thats all. No pre-design thinking or marketing research or any type of a professional development strategy.
I'd love to see one of these "$500 logos" that cannot be designed in photoshop that requires months of research.
Never said it couldn't be designed in photoshop. Just said it shouldn't. Also, who said months? I didn't. Go back to your tutorials son
tutorials? son? Someone getting a little heated? Unless it is for print, there is nothing wrong with creating a logo in photoshop if it is done correctly. The rolling of the eyes was also a nice touch, just as mature as your post. Did you have to research before posting?
No hes just suggesting that a logo forms part of a corporate identity which should be considered when producing said logo. Sitting down in your lunch break and hashing together something that looks ok in ps is not the appropriate manner for a companies profile to be generated.
It might be ok for a 1337 ha><0rs site but a company has an image to project. Knowing how to project the correct image takes skill and time. 20 dollars does not exactly buy a lot of skilled labour.
Will the logo have considered the market the company is aiming for?
Guys, while you all have made very good points and a logo SHOULD cost more than $20 (yes, I asked for just that but the market has room for it and I expected to get a lower quality design, though I decided to do it myself) this thread was a service request.
It's all about expectations, u can't expect a $500 logo if u only have $20. And besides that, imho not a single logo is worth $500 same as an actor isn't worth $30.000.000.
Some peoples don't know how to handle illustrator, max or photoshop or whatever. They still wanne run a small 'company' and instead of just plain html text, they want a 'logo'. They only have $20 to spend on the logo.
People here are responding and wanne give it a shot.
Topicstarter -> happy (although he knew if he spend $500 he would have had a better one).
Designer -> happy
what's the problem here? It's just a forum most used by small (very small) companies and new freelance 'designers' who wanne develop theire 'skills'. You have to start somewhere..
Anyway what i do for 20$
1. Brainstorm about the name and the potential public. Just trying to be original and creative. (and i know for 20$ i will not think very long).
2. Grab my pencil and a piece of paper and draw some ideas.
3. Open illustrator, connect my wacom and start what i planned to do.
4. Select the exact colours
If it's for $20 i have to agree i do these 5 steps usually in an hour or maybe 2 hours.
In a competition i usually start inmidiatelly in illustrator or photoshop.
But if i have the time and someone is offering me $100+ it will prob take a week till the design is ready (especially step1 will take a long time).
Sorry, but I may have to disagree. Logo design process is more of looking for the right corporate image or brand identity.
I believe there is an article related to it from the small business association (SBA). I happen to post in our links page.
On the other hand, if your logo designer has an experience with marketing, it helps. And of course, it is also a big factor if the designer is a natural artist himself!
Take care everyone.
Originally posted by DigiDesignz
A logo is a graphic.... not a business plan
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If you seek a professional designed logo then you pay for the time of developing such an image you can literally go through more than 50 sketches in search for the proper identity, and essentially you are paying for the experience and time spent researching and drawing up sketches.