Thursday, November 24, 2011
I have started up a new business,and will get into full swing around February next year, lots of behind the scenes stuff that needs to be done. One thing I wanted to get sorted out, was the name and branding, so the rest can flow on from there.
I heard about a site call 99designs, where you crowd source graphic designers, by running a competition and offering a prize. The bigger the prize, the more designers show up. I ran the competition for 7 days and had 231 entries. I am pretty sure which one I am going for, as all the family were unanimous. The process was great, and even after awarding the winner, you have around 48 hours to back and forth on final tweaking of colours, fonts, etc until you are 100% happy and release the prize money. It was a great process!
I am running a poll on which design to pick and asked some friends and colleagues to rate. There have been some great comments, and it is certainly not unanimous in the preferences of those I selected. The poll can be seen here if you are interested. http://99designs.com/logo-design/vote-3hwlwr
This is my favourite logo and a couple of different colour options. I will be changing the font.
Today’s song of the day comes by way of me wearing running shorts to the gym, sans pockets, so iphone playlist stayed in the car. I was listening to whatever was being played in the gym, and 80% of the time, it was not to my taste. Then grey day by Zoot Woman came on. I really dig this song and haven’t heard it for some time, but alas, I can’t buy it on itunes…