The Daily Click ::. Forums ::. General Chat ::. Logo design help! Will pay upto 15 or a donation to the Daily Click!
 

Post Reply  Post Oekaki 
 

Posted By Message

DeadmanDines

Best Article Writer

Registered
  27/04/2006
Points
  4758
29th January, 2009 at 23:01:02 -

He's not picked one yet last I heard.

I do graphics and logo design semi-professionally, and I've always been of the opinion that it needs to be fairly basic. The general trick is to start very very basic, so you have a fundamental monochrome design. Then any further adjustments are made to pretty up the original monochrome. That way people see the same symbol in a variety of circumstances.

For instance, suppose Va1entine's next game is a jungle-based one. With a monochrome logo, he can add vines to it and make it fit his game. It's common practice.

 
191 / 9999 * 7 + 191 * 7

Ski

TDC is my stress ball

Registered
  13/03/2005
Points
  10130

GOTW WINNER CUP 1!GOTW WINNER CUP 2!GOTW WINNER CUP 3!KlikCast HelperVIP MemberWii OwnerStrawberryPicture Me This Round 28 Winner!PS3 OwnerI am an April Fool
Candy Cane
29th January, 2009 at 23:22:08 -

You say semi professionally, but in who's opinion? How long have you been doing it?

 
n/a

DeadmanDines

Best Article Writer

Registered
  27/04/2006
Points
  4758
29th January, 2009 at 23:31:30 -

Semi-Professionally in the sense that it's a suplementary income. Been doing it on and off for years, I'm not sure how long exactly. It can be pretty lucrative if you do it freelance with next to no overheads, but the work can be hard to find.

Once I managed to earn almost as much from a drawing that took only 3 hrs as I would have earned from an entire day in my accounting job.

 
191 / 9999 * 7 + 191 * 7

W3R3W00F

Drum and Bass Fueled Psycho

Registered
  08/11/2008
Points
  368

VIP MemberCardboard BoxThe Cake is a Lie
29th January, 2009 at 23:35:16 -


Originally Posted by OldManClayton
If you offer money, people come a-runnin'.

Oi moocow, people even argue about logo design techniques here. >_< *Slams head against wall*



I'm not doing it for money, I'm just doing it for fun and to help out. Besides, I couldn't do anything with Pounds in the U.S anyways. And really, if he uses any of mine just a mere thanks will suffice.

 
n/a

Dr. James MD

Addict

Registered
  08/12/2003
Points
  11941

First GOTW AwardSecond GOTW AwardThird GOTW AwardPicture Me This -Round 26- Winner!
30th January, 2009 at 01:43:39 -


Originally Posted by DeadmanDines

Once I managed to earn almost as much from a drawing that took only 3 hrs as I would have earned from an entire day in my accounting job.



Oh my yes. It's something that I'd love to fall back on should I fall out with games, used to do design work for a couple of local bars and the supplementary wage became the main one

 
Image
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j--8iXVv2_U
On the sixth day God created Manchester
"You gotta get that sand out your vaj!" x13
www.bossbaddie.com

OMC

What a goofball

Registered
  21/05/2007
Points
  3539

KlikCast Musician! Guy with a HatSomewhat CrazyARGH SignLikes TDCHas Donated, Thank You!Retired Admin
30th January, 2009 at 03:27:27 -

It was more of a joke, Werewoof. I don't think most people here are doing it for the money... I did it because I love making logos. When I'm bored I make new logos or think up new "company" names. I have about a gajillion.

 

  		
  		

W3R3W00F

Drum and Bass Fueled Psycho

Registered
  08/11/2008
Points
  368

VIP MemberCardboard BoxThe Cake is a Lie
30th January, 2009 at 04:14:30 -

Yeah, me too. I'm not very good at it but it's the thought that counts, Amiright?

 
n/a

Mr G



Registered
  31/12/2008
Points
  178

VIP MemberPS3 OwnerI like Aliens!Attention GetterDos Rules!
30th January, 2009 at 14:02:56 -

@Adam: I can quickly edit the logo to make it more readable, not that big of a deal actually.
@Mark: It could have been animated if I had done it in flash or 3dmaya

I did this that logo in a few hours and for free/fun so it's not the best of my designs but I think it can be edited to be included in various genres of games too

I'll try to make another version of the logo later on


EDIT: Here is a new one:

Image

It would suit for a lighter/softer background and the name is "readable".

Edited by Mr G

 
Image

http://create-games.com/project.asp?id=1549

Mr G



Registered
  31/12/2008
Points
  178

VIP MemberPS3 OwnerI like Aliens!Attention GetterDos Rules!
30th January, 2009 at 14:52:27 -

Ok, did a bonus one for you. It's monochrome (like the ones dines did), so you can change the color or invert the default color to suit your needs. This one is a professional logo (unlike the previous ones I made) so it can be put to use in prints,etc. Normally I would get paid for this, but what the heck

Enjoy

Image

 
Image

http://create-games.com/project.asp?id=1549

OMC

What a goofball

Registered
  21/05/2007
Points
  3539

KlikCast Musician! Guy with a HatSomewhat CrazyARGH SignLikes TDCHas Donated, Thank You!Retired Admin
30th January, 2009 at 15:38:48 -

So... how do you differentiate between professional and non-professional? You liked one better so you decided to call it professional?

 

  		
  		

Ski

TDC is my stress ball

Registered
  13/03/2005
Points
  10130

GOTW WINNER CUP 1!GOTW WINNER CUP 2!GOTW WINNER CUP 3!KlikCast HelperVIP MemberWii OwnerStrawberryPicture Me This Round 28 Winner!PS3 OwnerI am an April Fool
Candy Cane
30th January, 2009 at 15:46:05 -


Originally Posted by Mr Green
@Adam: I can quickly edit the logo to make it more readable, not that big of a deal actually.
@Mark: It could have been animated if I had done it in flash or 3dmaya

I did this that logo in a few hours and for free/fun so it's not the best of my designs but I think it can be edited to be included in various genres of games too

I'll try to make another version of the logo later on


EDIT: Here is a new one:

Image

It would suit for a lighter/softer background and the name is "readable".



Looks like a woman's tampon variety

 
n/a

Dr. James MD

Addict

Registered
  08/12/2003
Points
  11941

First GOTW AwardSecond GOTW AwardThird GOTW AwardPicture Me This -Round 26- Winner!
30th January, 2009 at 17:05:46 -

Originally Posted by Mr Green

Image

Is very ace.

 
Image
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j--8iXVv2_U
On the sixth day God created Manchester
"You gotta get that sand out your vaj!" x13
www.bossbaddie.com

Mr G



Registered
  31/12/2008
Points
  178

VIP MemberPS3 OwnerI like Aliens!Attention GetterDos Rules!
30th January, 2009 at 18:54:16 -


Originally Posted by OldManClayton
So... how do you differentiate between professional and non-professional? You liked one better so you decided to call it professional?



My previous logos where not professional logos because they can only be used online and not on anykind of print that easily. I did spend some time on them too but it can't be mobile. While the last one I posted can be ported.

Professional logos mostly follow the general rules set forth by designers and can be made commercial.

These rules are simply:

- A simple logo giving a diverse message (it could be a simple cross like in American Cross, but it gives the message of aid/helping)
- Least amount of colors (for ease in printing and resizing it could be just black and white or about 5 colors the most)
- Vivid image of the logo (despite the size of the complete design, it should be viewable and discreet even on a bussiness card)

Basically if you see a logo design and it shows the whole message of the entreprenuer (might have miss-spelled it)and it's visible , then it's a professional logo design and it's an accurate logo design. Just go to google and image search "game developer logos" to see examples for what I'm saying

 
Image

http://create-games.com/project.asp?id=1549

Mr G



Registered
  31/12/2008
Points
  178

VIP MemberPS3 OwnerI like Aliens!Attention GetterDos Rules!
30th January, 2009 at 18:57:53 -


Originally Posted by -Adam-

Originally Posted by Mr Green
@Adam: I can quickly edit the logo to make it more readable, not that big of a deal actually.
@Mark: It could have been animated if I had done it in flash or 3dmaya

I did this that logo in a few hours and for free/fun so it's not the best of my designs but I think it can be edited to be included in various genres of games too

I'll try to make another version of the logo later on


EDIT: Here is a new one:

Image

It would suit for a lighter/softer background and the name is "readable".



Looks like a woman's tampon variety



LOL, yeah I guess it does look like a tampon variety But still I like the colors

 
Image

http://create-games.com/project.asp?id=1549

-Liam-

Cake Addict

Registered
  06/12/2008
Points
  531

Wii OwnerIt's-a me, Mario!Hero of TimeStrawberry
30th January, 2009 at 19:00:51 -

Image

 
Image

Tell 'em Babs is 'ere...
   

Post Reply



 



Advertisement

Worth A Click