Sunday, September 4, 2011

Choosing a Logo Designer

This is my entry to Techie She Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways Week 14. This week’s prize is $10 paypal credits from Sheila of Picture My World

I don't know how to design a logo. I don't have a creative mind and hand. But I do know that having a logo is so important when it comes to marketing an idea. Having a logo is more than just a picture. Take for example in the food business. Just one glimpse of the big M signage of McDonald's or the Jollibee logo and the kids will get excited and start shouting altogether McDonalds, McDonalds or Jollibee, Jollibee ... beckoning us to go in and eat.

McDonald's image by Alex Ling. Stock.xchng
When visiting a website, the logo or the header design including the overall website layout give the first impression about what the site is all about. If it draws a positive feedback, the visitor may come back. Of course, the content of the site is also a determining factor for revisits.

Where can one get logo designs? I've seen two sites that host logo design contests: 99designs.com and Freelancer.com.  People who want to have their website or business logo designed can host a contest for a fee. By posting their logo requirements in these sites,  they could get more competitive logo design ideas from freelancers instead of just one if they hire only one designer. And after they have chosen the design they want, they pay for or give the prize to the winning entry. (If you're a designer, you may want to check out the sites and join the ongoing contests.)

That is one way of finding someone to design your logo. But if you have an offline business, you need to find a company which provides not only high quality designs of corporate logos but also the craftsmanship to create corporate signs.

The article entitled "Marketing Your Company with Business Signs" mentioned that there are three things that should be kept in mind when creating business signs: the Message; the Placement; and the Consistency.  Therefore, one needs to find a company like Impact Signs that has the reputation backed by 20 years of experience delivering customized products that promote their client's corporate message consistently and can give expert advice as to the proper placement and installation of any business signage.

Do you have any recommendation of a person or company which can provide quality logos and signage in the Philippines? Just in case I need one in the future.




8 comments:

Rovie said...

its so true chin... logos have something to say about the company itself.

anyway, I left you an award in my main blog please check it out...

http://roviebren.blogspot.com/

thanks so much! happy blogging!

Chin chin said...

Thanks Rovie for the award.

Oh, Techie She, I'm sorry. I don't know what's with me, I thought I clicked publish on your comment. Geez.

teecup said...

There are many talented providers who spend their time joining online logo design contests, Chin. All you need to do is post a contest. Try Digital Point Forums. I know there are many Filipino designers there.

Sheryl of georyl.com said...

LOL! visiting here again but this time, i'm using my other blog. next time na lang ulit si techie she at napapabayaan na ang family blog namin. hehehe.

Chin chin said...

It's funny, Techie She. I didn't delete your comment. It was on another post. He he.

Chin chin said...

Hi Teecup. Thanks for the info. Now I know where to find logo designers in the Philippines.

Sheryl, thanks for the visit. Dropped by your blog and the Disneyland video was wonderful. Hope we could also go there.

reese said...

hello chin...
sori ngayon lang uli nakabisita, thanks sa mga comment

Techie She said...

natawa ako. ibig sabihin hindi pa pala talaga ako nagpost dito. hehe.

i don't have any idea on companies that do signage sa pinas but i agree with you that a logo is important.

anyway, thanks again for joining the week 14 of the techie she lucky blogger weekly giveaways chin. regards and good luck!