Early Summer Projects
Early Summer Projects
I designed this poster, and a similar one, for a nursing home facility. They also had an old logo they didn’t have the original files for, so I recreated it, along with a slight update.
Label Design contest samples. Don’t know what happened to the contest–it just kind of disappeared. Disappointing, but hopefully my work will not be in vain! 🙂
So, here’s the thing…I can’t design one for myself. It’s a mental block. too much pressure! 😉 I play with a new one every year. Please don’t just my work by this.
You can check out samples of my work here:
It’s hard to compete with great designers all over the world. REALLY hard. And you have to do one really fast with often no input. Here are a few designs that didn’t make the cut, but deserve credit none the less! Yeah, I’m partial. HA
Special Needs Kids Swim Program
Chicago stocks and bonds…
Doodles for a company who I think designs rooms. Don’t remember so well as you have to design real fast and move on.
I really enjoyed working with Real Estate agent Jeff Presley of Keller Williams, and we hope to do more together in the future!
With this logo, I tried to stay away from the standard house clipart, which is REALLY hard. I created a more sprawling house to more accurately represent the types of houses and clients he works with. I wanted to make it more inviting and friendly, which I think I achieved with the addition of the tree and bush. Instead of architecture, it became about lifestyle. We were obligated to use the specific colors of Keller Williams.
Feedback from Jeff
The idea is not totally flushed out–I have many more. Part of the emphasis is on drop zones.
Logo contests on Freelancer.com are brutal. I compete with designers around the world, and I’ve seen some contests with as many as 1,200 entries. The contests are difficult on many levels–like not being able to communicate with the contest holder to get a real feel for what they want, and you have to think FAST and risk the contest holder picking an entry and closing the contest early. They often can’t handle so many options, and they often stick to some of the first entries. I think maybe I keep jumping into the bull pen because I often get close to winning. I also get to hone my skills. With that said…here are my fails. Ouch! They are available for tweaking if you’d like one!
This British sports movement/training/scientific company wanted the feel of ancient Greek mythical characters, Greece/Olympics, science, physiology, shades of blue, 2D/3D, etc. I did exactly as requested with this statue of Olympian Zeus Poseidon. They went with something totally different than what they originally requested. :-p
I could get no feedback from this contest holder. Not even a “thank you for your hard work.” The winning entry for Meals for Guys was great, though–and one of the first ones, which is a big foot up.
Talk about being hard not to follow the cliches! I loved these. The contest holder wanted them very simple. Try and think of something that hasn’t been done-to-death! Apparently, I didn’t. HA
Hey, I said, let’s try doing a 5 minute logo and if the judge has bad taste (as they often do), I might win! It was worth a try. LOL
This is a logo I designed for a Canadian company. They are engineers/arborists. I didn’t win, but I spent about 15 minutes on it. HA
This logo was designed for a rolled/scraped ice cream from the Philippines (?) I’d never seen before.
Before I figured out what kind of ice cream this was.
Logo designed for fundraising campaign where they wanted to emphasize their church building (domed/arched) and the generations of families that went there. I didn’t win the contest, but this logo would be great for someone else!