Broadly speaking there are two ways to get a logo designed.
One is to hire a designer, tell him your requirements, and set him on work. This method has a big drawback that only one mind will be working on your project. And he will submit just a few designs from which you can choose one.
The second method is to run a logo design contest. Here after you submit your requirements many designers will work on the design. They all will bring different experiences and different skills into the picture and hence you will have a diverse amount to choose from.
We recommend you try Logo Arena (www.logoarena.com) for your logo design contest.
Logo Arena hires only professional logo designers to work with them. Presently they have hundreds of designers on board who are ready to work on your design.
They guarantee that all contests will receive 50 to 200 or more designs. If for any reason your contest receives less than 50 entries they will return all your money.
All designs you will receive will be 100% original. They do not allow the designers to use clip art or image tracing.
The designing process is quick and easy and just involves three steps.
Step 1 – Fill in the questionnaire
The designers can only design a good logo as per your satisfaction when you feed them with good details. Therefore you will need to fill in a form which will contain questions related to it. You will have to submit information like your company name, your company’s nature of work, what colors or designs you want to see in the logo, etc.
The contest will go live as soon as the payment has been made.
The duration of the contest can be for five, seven or nine days, depending upon what you have chosen.
Step 2 – Entries and feedback
As soon as the contest goes live you will start seeing submissions from designers. These logo designs will keep on pouring until the contest lasts.
You should participate in this by ranking the different logos and providing feedback. You can tell specific designers how you would like their designs to be tweaked and edited.
The more you participate in this stage the better results you will receive.
Step 3 – Select the winner
After the contest has ended and you have received sufficient submissions, now is the time to select one design. You will get seven days to think it through, discuss the different logos with your team, and settle on for a final one.
The winning designer will receive an email which will notify him that he has won. He will be then asked to upload the designs on the website. Then you can download the files and if everything is satisfactory, you will give your approval.
Logo Arena will then release the payment after deducting a 15% fee and the money will be deposited into the designer’s account.
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