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Contest Logo & Mascot Needed

Discussion in 'Design Contests' started by zinghana, Mar 9, 2012.

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    EDIT: Included are 2 images.. one with a example mascot / logo... and the other screenshot is basically a blank canvas / size that you have to work with. The site has a good few weeks of coding / tweaks to be made... but the header / navigation section will remain the same... I know the screenshots are lacking content & the site is locked for now... the header section / 2nd screenshot below will be enough for you to work with.

    Hey all,

    I am in the process of creating a website that will cater for free & premium designs (Wordpress & various forum software platforms).. i will also be providing tutorials and some general webmaster related material like updates for scripts / popular online systems etc etc...

    Now i need a Logo & Mascot... Below is a screenshot of my website / layout... the actual domain / website is currently password protected but the screenshot is pretty much the design i will be using (Ive put to much effort into this to go changing it now)...

    PLEASE NOTE: The current Logo / Mascot that is being used has been added just for the sake of providing a rough idea of what i am looking for, i am quite handy with css / coding so the sizes can vary and i can work around that but the size of the demo content up now is a fairly good example.

    Domain / Site Name: Expert Pixels | Expertpixels.com

    Screenshot: (With example mascot / logo included).

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    Screenshot: (No mascot / logo in picture.... tho the screenshot is the perfect / same size.. this should give you room to play around with / test / see what you can come up with).

    [​IMG]

    As the site is called "Expert Pixels" something pixel related would be great (mostly for the logo), but again it doesn't need to be.. basically i just require something that is very brand able and memorable... I am just a coder / general designer and am hopeless with mascots... anyways see what you guys can come up with.

    PLEASE ALSO NOTE: I don't want anyone wasting hours on this specially if it turns out that it don't like it, there will be on-going work as i will need different variations of the mascot over time.. now i can not promise i will chose a winner / select one entry (please understand, i can't just pay for something that i am not happy with)... but all serious entries will be greatly considered... PM me if you need more info.. but please don't PM me saying "I will make this for you for $200" etc etc.. this is a competition... and again i can not guarantee i will pick one of theme.

    PRICE / PRIZE: Willing to pay $100 possibly more if it's perfect !! (I can also provide some quality backlinks, help with designs (any platforms).. or other work for you if need be... Happy to pay for the right work, but as i am a webmaster of 10+ years i may be able to provide you with some services rather than $$$ (Completely up to you tho)... i am a solid all rounder.. seo, website-design, link building, html5 wordpress theme creation, script installation, advice etc etc.

    Anyways please use the second image if your going to have a go at this (Watermark it after you have added your mascot / logo)... I promise i wont steal / mimic it in any way, shape or form.. i am way to busy coding my site as it is.

    Thanks in advanced for any help / entries on this, i realize it's not easy, but i really do need quality work and it needs to be brandable.

    Regards, Darren
     
    zinghana, Mar 9, 2012 IP
  2. evodesign

    evodesign Active Member

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    I think i can deliver something mind blowing for you.
     
    evodesign, Mar 9, 2012 IP
  3. zinghana

    zinghana Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Hey evodesign.

    I appreciate it :) but as i said it's tricky cause i don't want people wasting hours on work only for me not to be happy with it if you know what i mean... I ran a simple logo comp years ago and the entries were shocking (this was after paying a so-called professional design company for a simple logo and to be honest my 5yr nephew could have done better).. anyways so i ran a comp on a few forums... and wow so many people got so shitty because i didn't select a winner... they were all shocking designs, even other forum members replied saying "I would pay a cent for that" lol...

    Again happy to pay for it, that's not the issue.. at the end of the day i need to live with it / put my name to it... so if anyone does go to a lot of effort and i am not happy with it all i can do is say sorry and maybe offer a few of my services in return as a small token of appreciation..

    See if i am 100% happy with it, i will require further modifications / variations of it as i will be designing for multiple platforms, this logo wont just end up on my website but as logo fillers on my free & premium work... even in wordpress admin feed sections on peoples personal sites (if they are using one of my designs) so i just can not accept anything but quality... again i hope everyone understands where i am coming from.

    Just a tricky one that's all (not so much the mascot / logo) just the whole "Comp" thing... I just refuse to use a sub-par "logo-design" company ever again..

    I will give it a week from today before making a choice (provided there are some standouts)..

    Regards, Darren
     
    zinghana, Mar 9, 2012 IP
  4. evodesign

    evodesign Active Member

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    #4
    I understand what you mean.
    However what you have to look at is price.
    Many people charge low, and many look for low,
    but theres never quality in low.

    Its hard, because these people make it harder
    for those who realy are experianced and specialise
    in design.

    However like i said. I will enter this contest, and
    hopefully you will be blown away.

    Check out my folio at: www.evo-d.net

    Kind Regards
     
    evodesign, Mar 10, 2012 IP
  5. karthikeyanthunder

    karthikeyanthunder Greenhorn

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    Entry via pm

    thanks

    karthikeyanthunder
     
    karthikeyanthunder, Mar 10, 2012 IP
  6. sdiscaya

    sdiscaya Peon

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    I'm almost done with my entry. I'll send it later...
     
    sdiscaya, Mar 14, 2012 IP
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    sdiscaya Peon

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    entry in pm sent...
     
    sdiscaya, Mar 15, 2012 IP
  8. zinghana

    zinghana Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Thanks to everyone who has taken time to enter... There has been one real stand out LOGO / MASCOT combo, i will be appointing this person to make some minor changes to this, so consider this closed.

    Again thanks to everyone who sent in a entry.

    Regards, Darren
     
    zinghana, Mar 20, 2012 IP