Get a professionally designed logo through 99 Designs:
Your logo is a very important part of your Website design.
- You will choose the color scheme of your Website based on the colors in your logo.
- You will choose a light theme vs. a dark theme depending on the look of your logo.
- You will choose your navigational header based on your logo. Is your logo rectangular or square? Most modern designs cater to a rectangular logo, but there are headers available that cater to a square logo.
If you already have an amazing logo, you can skip this lesson. If you don’t have an amazing logo, let’s get started:
Logo Design Contest – A logo contest allows multiple graphic designers to create and submit drafts of your logo, but you only pay for the winning design. This allows you to see multiple versions of your logo from lots of different graphic designers. I personally use 99Designs.com for my own logos and for my clients that don’t have an amazing logo yet.
Watch me get a logo designed on 99 Designs:
How to Start your 99 Designs Logo Design Contest:
How to start your Logo Design Contest description – I love using 99 Designs because it allows multiple graphic designers to work on your logo at the same time. You will choose the winner and only the winning designer gets paid for the logo.
If you’ve been following along, I’m building out the Website ebikediary.com and in this tutorial, I’m going to get a professionally designed logo created. This video will take you through the logo design brief setup process. This allows multiple designers to start working on my new logo.
99 Designs Logo Design Contest – Part 1:
Logo Design Contest Part 1 Description – So it’s been a few days since starting the logo design contest. In this video I go through and rate the designs. Once the designs have been rated, I give feedback on what I’m looking for. In this video I also show you how to extend the amount of time on my design contest so I can get more designs.
99 Designs Logo Design Contest – Part 2:
Logo Design Contest Part 2 Description – In this video show the designs that have come in. In the beginning I started out with the Bronze package at $299, but I wasn’t happy with the logo designs. I decided to add more money to the logo design contest so the prize would be $400. I also choose to upgrade and promote the contest. This tripled the amount of logo designs submitted. It also increased the quality of designs being submitted.
99 Designs Logo Design Contest – Part 3:
Logo Design Contest Part 3 Description – In this video I pick the finalists for the logo design contest. I had 107 logos submitted. I’ve been rating the designs and giving feedback. Next, I need to add 6 of the logo designers to my shortlist. Watch me go through this process.
99 Designs Logo Design Contest – Part 4:
Logo Design Contest Part 4 Description – In this video I choose the winning logo design. I had a total of 118 logo designs. I’ve narrowed it down to 3 designs. Watch me pick and award the winner of the logo design contest.
99 Designs Logo Design Contest – Part 5:
99 Designs Logo Design Contest – Final Logo: In this video I get the logo design files. There were a few things that were missing so I show how to get those file formats. Below is the final logo.
How to get your logo designed on 99 Designs:
Go to 99Designs.com and click the “Get Started” button. See the image below.
Choose the designs that you like. I love this new feature in 99 Designs! You used to have to find the logos you like and upload them yourself, but now this step does it for you. You get to go through a bunch of logos and choose the styles you like. This will help the graphic designers who work on your logo understand which styles you prefer.
The logo design brief is your last step before checking out. It allows you to inform the graphic designers all about your brand and what you’re looking for in a logo. You also have three options to choose from, but just stick with the Logo Design for now. Once you fill this out click the “Continue” button to move onto the checkout process.