What’s the first thing that you look at when you visit a new blog or web site for the first time? It’s most likely the site name, which is usually a logo.
A logo can tell you a lot about a web site and will also provide valuable branding for the site and company as well. Take a moment to think about some of your favorite sites and blogs on the internet. Many of them will have a unique logo that is associated with their name and site design. Mashable, TechCrunch, TMZ, WordPress, BloggingTips… they are all different sites, but each has a branded message and their logos should appear in your mind if you’ve ever used their sites before.
This is the type of message and branding you will want to portray with your own logo design. Of course not everyone has a logo design, but they should!
One of the many reasons why bloggers and some sites don’t have a logo design is because they don’t have the money to fund a design project, or they simply can’t design for themselves. In this post we are going to help you with both of these issues. Through a partnership with DesignCrowd, we are running a promotion where you can win a $400 logo design contest! (entry form at bottom of post.)
Using Crowd Sourcing to Create Killer Logo Designs
When it comes to logo and graphic design, you are either good at it or you aren’t. The last thing you want to do is create a poor quality looking logo for your site. This will leave a lasting impression of poor quality and a bad taste for your site visitors.
It doesn’t matter if you aren’t creative, have skills in graphics programs or just don’t want to deal with the logo design process at all… fortunately there are thousands of designers out there who can do all of this work for you. Through the DesignCrowd marketplace you can create a design job of your choice, then the designers will get to work and submit around 100 different designs for you to choose from. All you need to do is setup a contest on their site, provide a few details and then pick and choose the designs you like.
The benefit to using a site like DesignCrowd is that you now have access to thousands of designers, each with their own creative ways and design styles. Instead of going with a high end design company that will provide you with one designer and only a few drafts, it only makes sense to take advantage of crowd sourcing designers for your next project.
You can take a look at a few of the successful designs that were completed through DesignCrowd below. You can also view some of the current design contests running right now for more ideas and inspiration.
Contest Time! Win a $400 Logo Design Package!
Everyone loves a good contest, and this one is no exception. No matter what type of logo or design work you are looking to have done, a $400 prize package can definitely get you moving in the right direction. This contest is very simple and easy to enter, all you need to do is complete the short form on the DesignCrowd site which is an entry form for ZacJohnson.com and BloggingTips.com readers only, which means you have a really great chance at winning the contest!
Even if you don’t happen to win the contest, be sure to check out DesignCrowd and discover a whole new way to use crowd sourcing for your logo and site design projects.