While it took a bit longer than I anticipated (mostly because of my own indecision), I am very please to launch my new logo!
So while I’m surrounded by creativity from pattern designers, and I often come up with creative variations of pattern designs that I’m knitting or crocheting, I am not creative on my own. I wasn’t overly excited by what I came up with on my own for website header art or social network avatars, but felt like I didn’t have much choice until I had “made it big” and had the “big” funds to pay for someone to create something for me.
Then I saw on the FB Tech Editor Hub that another tech editor went through crowdspring to have her logo created and I LOVED IT! The logo, the poll/focus group she created to get input, and when I dug around at their site, asked their chat folks a bunch of questions, I liked what I saw and heard. I also loved the price. It was considerably more affordable than other options I had come across online. So since I had some money set aside from my election officer gigs, I used that to pay for a crowd-sourced logo (since I had no clue what I wanted in the first place).
Once I got my the project started, I kept getting so excited every time I saw another entry. Most of the “creatives” (crowdspring’s term for artists) submitted thoughtful designs and they were responsive to changes and tweaks I requested. There were a couple that obviously had not read the brief and when I sent back comments, they didn’t bother to adjust their entry or respond, like the guy who had a stylized YE against a background of a yoga class. That was just…weird. Beyond that, it was a fun learning experience, and I’m glad I did it. If anyone out there is interested in starting their own business, can’t figure out a good business name, or struggling with logo or web design, I highly recommend crowdspring. If you’d like to know more about my experience, shoot me an email or ask me on social media.