October 23, 2018 at 3:14 AM #7731
Perhaps you could post the link to your design choices so far. That way we could give some feedback.
October 23, 2018 at 3:27 AM #7732
Thanks for the reply.
Here is the link. I hope it works. I have a few favourites so far. Any input would be great.
October 23, 2018 at 3:44 AM #7733
Last time you and I spoke you were leaning towards prepper/disaster/survivalism for women.
If that's still your sub-sub-niche I think these designers need more direction. Lipstick? Some of these look like they could be dating survival or relationship survival for women.
If your sub-sub-niche is still basically prepper, I'd think about showing a building on fire or a earthquake damage or something that communicates an emergency.
Do your designers know what your sub-sub-niche is?
October 23, 2018 at 5:02 AM #7735
Yes, I am still doing a website for women
I wrote in the brief that in this website
“We provide a practical, no-nonsense emergency/survival prepping plan and tips for women living in urban locations” I thought this was pretty straight forward. I also wrote “I would like my logo to create a subtle sense of urgency without being scary and yet remain empowered. Many prepper websites logos use black and yellow, black and green, black and red. I would like mine to stand out and appeal to women and not look too masculine. I would like the logo to identify generally what the website is about. I like the idea of a silhouette of a city scape, the use of a camouflage pattern, a vintage look perhaps. I am not completely stuck on these ideas. I am open to suggestions.”
I had one designer suggest that the girl be carrying a gun. I thought that was a bit extreme. I told them I wanted the logo to convey a sense of urgency. That is why one of them put a siren looking symbol which looked strange to me.
October 23, 2018 at 5:38 AM #7736
Maybe it's just me, but I don't see 'emergency' or ‘urgency' in any of those.
They look like logos for a TV show about women living in the city.
The designers want to make you happy. Find a way to explain to them that your site is about being prepared for disasters like hurricanes, floods, wildfires, power outages, etc. I'm not sure pastels and cuteness are going to get that job done.
October 23, 2018 at 6:00 AM #7737
Yes I agree. The logos aren't conveying the message and look like a cosmetics ad. I sent a group message to reiterate about what the website is all about adding that it is for disaster preparedness and survival. I told them to think fire, flood, earthquakes, storms etc… that type of survival. I said I want to change direction to more of a hard and aggressive look rather than looking too feminine. I have not done a design contest before so I don't know how this works. I made it so the award is guaranteed as an incentive to get more designer participation so I don't have the option of getting my money back. I really hope one of them gives me what I want.
Thank you for the input.
October 24, 2018 at 4:18 PM #7739
I have had some revisions and new submissions for my logo contest. I would truly value your feedback on these. There are a few logos that are heading in the right direction. I was finally able to get some family feedback last night which helped tremendously. Here is the link.
Thank you again for your feedback!
October 24, 2018 at 5:13 PM #7740
I like #67 because round logos are proven to catch the eye. #44 is probably my favorite because it's dramatic and has good colors.
Since they are from the same designer perhaps #44 in a circle frame could be created. That might look very good.
October 24, 2018 at 11:13 PM #7741
In my book #44 is the clear winner. I think the girl in the logo looks like she's more in control of her environment and situation which is certainly what you want to convey to your readership.
As Pete mentioned round logos are eye-catching and the black background on #44 can also be made round or kept square depending on your graphic needs for social media and website graphics.
Good luck with everything.
October 25, 2018 at 3:59 AM #7743
Thank you for the feedback. I really appreciate you taking the time to have a look and reply.
So far I really like #44 too. I am working with that designer to tweak it a little more. I have received more logo entries to my contest since this morning. I have received 93 designs which is much more than I expected. This little endeavour has been challenging and kind of fun actually.
October 25, 2018 at 5:47 AM #7744
I also like the ones you've been discussing, but #103 and #97 also caught my eye. I like the detail of the fire in #103 but I'm not sure about the busty woman with the lipstick in the foreground. The woman in #97 feels more relatable for me as a woman. I guess it all depends on what kind of women you're trying to attract with the logo.
At this point #44 is probably the best. But I think there are several other options that have potential if they were tweaked. The shape of #44 is supposed to be like a badge, right? I don't think that's a necessary element and if you changed it to round it would still look great.
October 25, 2018 at 5:56 AM #7745
So nice of you to take a look at the contest and give your input. I really appreciate it. This contest has been more challenging than I expected….but it has been fun as well.
I like #44 too as well as the new addition #107. I don't mind the busty woman as she kind of looks like me…lol. That was not planned. I am trying to get the designer to make a few changes on #44. Yes #44 reminds me of a fire-hall I think because of the badge shape, so I'm not sure how I feel about that. So far that one seems to be a favourite when other people have a look. Thank you again for the input. It's valuable to me.
October 25, 2018 at 5:49 PM #7746
I have had even more submissions for my logo contest. Here is the link if you would like to take a look and give some feedback. So far I really like #119, #122 but with the figure just standing instead of hands overhead.
October 25, 2018 at 9:50 PM #7747
I still like #44 best. Personally I'd be happy with that one, although I'd still like to see it inside of a circle just to see if it pops a little more.
October 27, 2018 at 5:47 PM #7748
Thank you for the feedback. The designer made some revisions to this design and added a flood element. I'm still working out the details and have narrowed down the contest to 6 finalists.
October 27, 2018 at 7:46 PM #7749
Some good tweaks in there.
I like the new #149 – better figure, emphasis on survival, and the addition of flooding. The only tweak I could add would be to have one of the building knocked down as if in an earthquake.
#107 is very good. Would her backback pop more with a different color? Yellow? Blue?
These a are nitpicks, really. Both logos would give your site a professional look as they are.
October 27, 2018 at 7:49 PM #7750
….oh, on both logos you could add “.com” after the word “Survival”, assuming that is your URL. (This particularly helps if you plan to sell t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc.)
October 27, 2018 at 8:01 PM #7751
The URL addition is a good idea, I did not think of that. Once I receive the designs they will be editable and I will have the font style used so I can always add that. Otherwise a very good point. I got a .com and a .org
November 1, 2018 at 4:13 PM #7849
Hey, Michele. Can we see your final choice?
November 2, 2018 at 6:14 PM #7976
I chose this one
Thank you for your input
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