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    Andrei P

    So we've started a contest looking for a logo for our new software development company, and as you might expect now we can't make up our mind. We've started asking around and I thought about Channel 9 because it has some designers around *cough* Jamie *cough* and some people that can appreciate a good design.

    Here they are: http://99designs.com/contests/13091 (spans over two pages)

    Which one would you pick?


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    brian.​shapiro

    This isn't giving me a chance to submit a design to you, Andrei...


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    Andrei P

    brian.shapiro said:
    This isn't giving me a chance to submit a design to you, Andrei...


    Fire up MS Paint Smiley

    We could extend the contest but I think that's only going to make it more difficult to come up with a decision. Besides, there are more logo submissions than you see in there. Like the logos at http://99designs.com/users/264730 were withdrawn to avoid a conflict with another designer.


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    Ion Todirel

    It's not that easy to pickup a logo if we don't know anything about the future company... although those are my favorites:

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    Andrei P

    Ion Todirel said:
    It's not that easy to pickup a logo if we don't know anything about the future company... although those are my favorites:

    The info is in the brief. We're a software company that works with mid-size and large companies on developing websites and client software, so we need something that looks professional and not overly complicated. So many of these designs are great, but not all of them fit us and some are simply too generic.

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    brian.​shapiro

    Andrei P said:
    Ion Todirel said:
    *snip*
    The info is in the brief. We're a software company that works with mid-size and large companies on developing websites and client software, so we need something that looks professional and not overly complicated. So many of these designs are great, but not all of them fit us and some are simply too generic.
    where does the name terrasynq come from

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    Andrei P

    brian.shapiro said:
    Andrei P said:
    *snip*
    where does the name terrasynq come from
    That's... a good question.

    Let me think about it.

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    brian.​shapiro

    Andrei P said:
    brian.shapiro said:
    *snip*
    That's... a good question.

    Let me think about it.

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    spivonious

    I think #84 is my favorite.  #80 is good too.  #69 might work too.

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    stevo_

    spivonious said:
    I think #84 is my favorite.  #80 is good too.  #69 might work too.
    This is how logos are designed now? you put a snip of text on a page and let a few 100 people submit designs? what about usage guidelines, refinement? creating a logo by learning about what makes your company.. YOUR company?

    Just seems very impersonal.

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    Andrei P

    stevo_ said:
    spivonious said:
    *snip*
    This is how logos are designed now? you put a snip of text on a page and let a few 100 people submit designs? what about usage guidelines, refinement? creating a logo by learning about what makes your company.. YOUR company?

    Just seems very impersonal.
    In this line of business where new projects are flowing in each day, this is how logos are designed. Besides, the more strict you are about the design, the more you strip the designer of his/her creativity. Let designers be creative and come up with their own idea for the logo, that's what we believe in.

    And by the way, there are more details for designers in the contest brief.

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    Andrei P

    brian.shapiro said:
    Andrei P said:
    *snip*
    Thanks for the submissions. If you look at the ones we've rated 3 and 4 stars, we're shooting for a simple concept that's witty at the same time. Right now we're considering #8.

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    stevo_

    Andrei P said:
    stevo_ said:
    *snip*
    In this line of business where new projects are flowing in each day, this is how logos are designed. Besides, the more strict you are about the design, the more you strip the designer of his/her creativity. Let designers be creative and come up with their own idea for the logo, that's what we believe in.

    And by the way, there are more details for designers in the contest brief.
    Heh, our sister company is actually a successful creative firm who spend most of their time doing identity branding - so I understand the process and this isn't how logos are designed.. plus - what I said hasn't got anything to do with limiting the designers, we try and empower our designers with creativity that is related to the company, vs just ramping out a new random.

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