Guides For Designers
For professional designers & creative types. Articles of interest, design trends, industry issues, gripes, spec work rants and other topics related to the graphic design field. Fair warning: may contain some salty language.
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The Logo! Factor
A guide to selling logos and working in the graphic arts industry. The Logo! Factor for designers arms you with the information you’ll need to avoid some hazards and dodge some bullets..
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“Everyone that runs a contest site are very cagey about revealing how these charges break down, how much they take in “commissions and fees,” and how much the winning designer gets in “prize” money. So how much we talking? Anywhere from just over 30% of the total dough to almost 50%.”The Grim Realities Of Crowdsourcing
” If your logo doesn’t have a concept (ie: it’s just a bunch of random shapes thrown together to look pretty) there’s a high likelihood that any random combination of shapes is already being used somewhere by someone else. Start your new logo off with a concept – it can just be a list of buzz words – and work from there.”Designing Original Logos
“Designing logos for our clients can be one of the most rewarding challenges of the graphic design field. It’s not always a bed of roses though, and sometimes gigs go south, leaving the client and designer with a nasty taste in their mouth about the entire affair.”Thanks But No Thanks