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Logo design competition £50 prize

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum' started by xlogic, Feb 26, 2008.

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  1. xlogic

    xlogic New Member

    The cash is on the table...

    £50 to the best logo and business card design for any designers who are up for it.

    Design brief:

    Company name: XL Pro Audio
    The company hires, sells, installs and repairs DJ and Pro Audio kit
    website is to be XL Pro Audio - Home (cheezy template in place at the moment!)
    Leave space or put in a random address/contact details etc

    I do corporate gigs and club nights

    Post them up here and watermark your image. The winning design gets £50 in return for a unwatermarked high res psd.

    This thread is also running on another forum, there will be only one winner!
    £50 competition to design me a logo & business card - NWDNB Forums
  2. Scarlet-Hills

    Scarlet-Hills New Member

    What a cunningly disguised attempt at getting cheap work!

    Maybe not...

    Oh dear, my first ever post on this forum is a negative one. Ah well, I see this kinda thing on design forums everywhere and it makes me angry. Essentially you are getting people to complete a job that they should be earning more than double what you're offering for, without even knowing whether they'll end up getting paid.

    Sorry for making my debut in such a negative fashion, but hello everyone anyway! :)
  3. MickeyFinn

    MickeyFinn Administrator

    Hey Scarlet - welcome to the forum!

    Yes, have seen this kind of thing a few times myself too. Only the newbies tend to be taken in by this one :rollin

    £50 is two hours work - that is if you win. A nice design can easily be copied by someone with a bit of nous too.
  4. xlogic

    xlogic New Member

    Sorry, i'm not a designer although I have done some design in college.
    £50 is what I am prepared to pay. Im not going to steal anyones designs which is why I ask that they are watermarked.
    I do however realise that this industry is full of people trying to get ther foot in the door/ expand their portfolio, and maybe I am exploiting that fact but at the end of the day my company is just starting out and I have a limited buget. I know there will be people out there who are happy to work for that price.
    I know people who work in the media,journo,film and design industries who apply for jobs at companies for trainee wages of pittence sometimes even for free.

    Everyone has a price, if the pay is not to your taste then you only have to click the back button on your browser.

    I never originally intended to post this on a design forum I posted it on a music forum where I post quite regularly. I just thought i'd try on here where I know most of you are designers.

    Scarlet, can I just ask you to think back to a time when you were just starting out. Was your first job at the going rate (however much that is, im not sure) or did you do work for free, £20 here and there. I very much doubt your first few contracts were at the market rate.
  5. Scarlet-Hills

    Scarlet-Hills New Member

    xlogic, I am just starting out as a professional designer, but I still expect to be paid a reasonable rate. The problem I have is not so much with the amount you are offering, but with the idea that you want people to produce work for you without the guarantee of being comissioned to see the piece through to completion. I was messed around by my first couple of freelance clients and I'm just trying to protect people who might be as impressionable as I was. That said, if people are happy to work under those conditions then that is up to them.
  6. xlogic

    xlogic New Member

    Fair play - I obvoiusly do not understand the ins and outs of the quoting and samples used in this industry. I just figured this would be a good way for me to have a plethora of designs to choose from to be sure I got one I was happy with.

    Maybe it would be more acceptable for people to draw up rough concepts rather than finished designs and then if I was happy with a style/concept we could enter into a contract.
  7. Scarlet-Hills

    Scarlet-Hills New Member

    Sounds like a plan. It really isn't my place to tell you what to do though. I was just voicing an opinion from the safety of my laptop :D

    I'm sure you'll get some interest from students and stuff
  8. glebe digital

    glebe digital Member

    It's a perfectly valid post, but one likely to raise eyebrows......I'm fine with it.
    There was no attempt to confuse or rip anyone off, and if one's willing to submit work under honest and up-front conditions, I think it's commendable in some ways.

    There is a ready market of unemployed artists and all they need [sometimes] is a foot in the door.........we all started somewhere.

    Good luck all. :cool2
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  9. philjohns

    philjohns New Member

    Heres my first attempt:


    Let me know what you think - I'll change colours, layout font etc if you wish....

    business card to follow
  10. glebe digital

    glebe digital Member

    Like the bars Phil.

    This is something 'blue peter' fashion, sat neglected on my hard drive so may as well wheel it out for a spot of fun. ;)
    Got my eye on a new pair of sneakers, but afraid I don't do biz cards so feel free to disqualify. :cool2

  11. philjohns

    philjohns New Member

    Thanks glebedigital.

    I like the concept of yours....but im still trying to get my head around the fades of the rings...

    Any views xlogic?
  12. echo around town

    echo around town New Member

    any of these appeal to you get in touch (simple but effective) obviously can be worked on

  13. dmd

    dmd New Member


    Where do I send the invoice?
  14. Unique-look design

    Unique-look design New Member

    This is my attempt!!


    Sam F

    Attached Files:

  15. mortimer1979

    mortimer1979 New Member

    Logo and Business Card

    Here is my attempt

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  16. lukie

    lukie New Member

    heres my go

  17. lukie

    lukie New Member

    very sexy i like that
  18. xlogic

    xlogic New Member

    Ok these are my favourites so far, Thanks everyone for contributing!

    Glebe Digital – An excellent first entrant! I like the “circly” things possibly symbolic of sound waves?

    Unique Look – Also a good contender, I like that the “XL” bit could possibly be used separately

    Mortimer1979 – I LIKE! Although not sure what the thing wearing the headphones is! Looks like an SD card :D

    Lukie: I prefer the one on the right out of your ones

    and my fave from the NWDNB forum:[​IMG]

    Im going to make a decision on the weekend, going to ask a few friends their opinions. Thanks again people :glasses
  19. mortimer1979

    mortimer1979 New Member



    The box that the headphones sit on is a speaker -I uploaded the wrong version.

    I have uploaded the right version now.

    I'm glad you like the concept.

    Many thanks
  20. Smudge

    Smudge New Member

    3 designs!

    Here are my three designs to put into the mix! They are all low quality JPEGs so that is why the edges are blurred on the text.

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