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UCBruins
Jan 25, 2012, 07:36 PM
and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get my sketched logo onto something I can use for business cards and a website. I've googled this and a lot of websites come up with some charging $150 for 5 designers. Do you think it's best to find a local designer or go with one of the websites? What's the best way to find a local designer?


Any help would be much appreciated!



Victor Star
Jan 26, 2012, 08:55 AM
It might help if you post an image.

There is software around that does this automagically but the results are usually poor. It really depends on the quality of the image used for that.

For the best results you should have the logo hand traced. I'll PM you where I send the ones I need converted to.

chrono1081
Jan 26, 2012, 01:25 PM
Honestly with design (as with almost anything else) you get what you pay for. If I were starting a business I'd have a professional designer design me something that describes my business by the logo alone.

Its amazing what talented designers can do for a brand.

DesignerOnMac
Jan 26, 2012, 05:08 PM
and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get my sketched logo onto something I can use for business cards and a website. I've googled this and a lot of websites come up with some charging $150 for 5 designers. Do you think it's best to find a local designer or go with one of the websites? What's the best way to find a local designer?


Any help would be much appreciated!


I would seek designer help as your talking about two totally different uses for your logo design. The web requirements are different than what you ideally need for printing.

Ideally a logo design should be designed for web use and for printing use. The designer should develop and provide you with different sizes of your logo and in different formats for the web and for printing.

Also keep in mind that your business needs to be supported with more than a business card. A brochure of some kind is recommended, along with a letterhead for your proposals, if you need them, and billing statements, etc.

radug
Jan 28, 2012, 11:29 AM
Also keep in mind that your business needs to be supported with more than a business card. A brochure of some kind is recommended, along with a letterhead for your proposals, if you need them, and billing statements, etc.
+1 for this.
Get a local designer to help with your brand identity. You're in the ideal position, as a startup. Plus, you will not only benefit for years to come, it will help you straight away, as it gives credibility and trustiness to your company, from a customer pov.

chrono1081
Jan 30, 2012, 11:21 PM
+1 for this.
Get a local designer to help with your brand identity. You're in the ideal position, as a startup. Plus, you will not only benefit for years to come, it will help you straight away, as it gives credibility and trustiness to your company, from a customer pov.

This this this this this!!!

There is a marketing place near me that I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole. Not only is their logo horrible and inconsistent, but they have tried to outsource me (through a friend that works there) to make them a logo for...get this....$100. (Um...no I'm not a graphic designer, yet because I work with computer graphics everyone seems to think I am).

Definitely get a professional to make your logo and pay good money for it. It'll be well worth the investment!