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06-25-2003, 12:05 PM
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I am looking for a logo for my leadership communication coaching and consulting business.
The contest ends Monday, July 7 although I may close it earlier if I find one of your works of art to be “the answer.”
This logo will be used on the website www.engagedcommunication.com, as well as business cards and stationary. The website is currently under construction but the overall design is done and you can see what we have decided on for an overall look by going to that address.
FYI - yes I recognize the irony of the spacing oops in the first line of this image… perfect isn’t it?
The logo needs to complement the blue (R:0 G:51 B:102, or Hexdecimal #003366) we have decided on. The logo will be in the upper left hand corner of the page. The space you see there can be expanded somewhat (chiefly height wise) if the logo requires it. TIF or EPS formats are fine. Please make sure the files can be opened on a Windows machine.
My clients are typically senior level executives and their senior Training and Development/HR leaders in Fortune 500 companies, many from the technology world.
The look we are going for is clean and crisp, nothing too far out as this is a rather buttoned down crowd (literally). Having said that, our focus is the notion of two human beings (or a company full of them) communicating in a meaningful, real and personal way about what they do and what matters to them.
The antithesis of our coaching perspective is the sterile PowerPoint presentation filled with numbers based, cynicism provoking “corporate speak”. We challenge leaders to meaningfully connect with their people by being human beings as well as executives.
Words/phrases that are important to our message: connection, personal, meaningful, courage, dialogue, listening, openness, passionate and direct but values based communication.
Thank you in advance for lending your skills and creativity to my venture.
06-25-2003, 03:48 PM
a literal approach to two parties communicating. Very corporate.
06-25-2003, 04:00 PM
06-25-2003, 04:19 PM
Any example of what can be done for the website or four-color collateral
06-25-2003, 05:55 PM
Thanks for the examples - as you may have guessed I prefer #1 the more literal approach. My immediate reactions:
I like the 2 party communication notion (voices/people) - not too sure about the ! in the middle there, perhaps something that signifed that the connection and the energy of engagement that isn't quite so ... simple. COuld you take some other shots at the two different people/voice notion coming together?
The overarching concept is the communication - our perspective is the engagement - any way to blend/play those off of each other and still keep it buisinessey? The swoosh in the second two (especially given the color combos - yellowish) doesn't work for me.
Appreciate the quick responses :D
06-25-2003, 07:23 PM
Toying with the speech bubble idea
06-25-2003, 07:25 PM
06-25-2003, 07:28 PM
blending colors representing the blending of ideas
06-26-2003, 03:24 AM
Here is my contribution :)
(the actual file is close in size to the example on your website, but it was too large to post here)
06-26-2003, 09:43 AM
ElKootcho - thanks for the responsiveness - I think we are getting close ... I hope
04 - too busy although the two voice idea is good
05 - I like this voice image although this lacks the engagement idea, it signifies broadcasting without engagement. Is there a way to play up that notion in either the design or the wording? I like Sparkie's incorporation of the two words into the logo vs. setting them completely to the side.
06 - my favorite - the blending of the two distinct voices is terrific (especially the color blending look). My concern (and I double checked this with a couple of current clients) is it risks being cutesy (Dilbert/cartoony) with the dialogue bubbles. Any thought on how to keeps the blending/integration idea and represent the perspective blending vs. just the meeting of voices? Again I wonder about using the wording as well in this regard although that's not a must by any means. :D
Sparkie - I appreciate your submission and the incorporation of the words into the logo notion. The two figures are too corporatey for me and too obviously men (although I'm not sure inserting Jessica Rabbit's silhouette here would be appropriate either). :rip: Please note some of my comments above and let me know.
Thanks both - really cool process :tup:
06-26-2003, 01:20 PM
Ondarox - thanks for weighing in
My reactions -
eg - it's very simple, very clean, it has yellow in it AND I really like it. I thought I hated yellow. The two words done together set off by the colors is great. I am puzzled by the eg. I like the stylized look but I don't get the connection. Please explain. What if it was ec?
This leads me to the second two examples:
#2 - I like the intertwined ec, not sold on it but like the idea. I don't care for the font in the wording though.
#3 looks intriguing, what if if it were engaged communication in that same font "stacked engagingly" vs. engaged twice. Love the double entendre btw, however not sure it would serve to attract coaching clients - although maybe it would. :lol2:
Last thought as I review your posts - could you play around with stacking the two words and use the same differentiated colors (and possibly the same font as well although I like the font you used in the stacked verion) as in #1?
Thanks again for the submissions - a lot of talent on this site
06-26-2003, 06:08 PM
Hi. Here are a couple of entries. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! :rolleyes:
06-26-2003, 07:10 PM
jmberra - thank you for the post
To be honest, which would be the point, I don't really think either one fits well with what I'm looking for. The colors don't grab me (they feel a bit drab - vs engaging) and both strike me as more conservative than what I'm looking for.
I really do appreciate your thoughts
06-27-2003, 12:00 AM
Here goes my entry:
Clean, crisp, simple, hope you like my work!
06-27-2003, 07:21 AM
Couple more entries for your consideration. :rolleyes:
06-27-2003, 09:06 AM
Creatura Creativa - thank you very much for weighing in :)
I like the orange color although not the font as much. In an earlier entry ondarox used a goldish yellow that I liked. In earlier comments I wanted to see the words stacked but I definitely like them better connected on one line as in several other entries.
The ec logo here is too stylized for me and while I like the look of the "spotlights' I'm not sure I see the connection.
JmBerra22 - I wish all of my coaching clients took feedback like you! :D I like both of these a lot! :tup: My thoughts -
#1 - I like the use of the strong ec in the two ovoids and the differnt colors. I also very much like the two words connected w/o a space. I hope it's kosher to reference other's work - I can't imagine all of you don't look at previous entries and the associated comments - could you try a color instead of the orange that is more gold/yellow like in the Ondarox eg entry (I really liked that) and could you also try using all lower case as a comparison? Also what would happen if you offset (not sure that's the right term) the ovoids at a bit more of an angle to play up the notion of "two coming together" - that's what it says to me anyway.
I like second image here a lot as is (although my color comments from above apply here too) - my only concern is that there is too much of a gunsight feeling to the graphic effect above the i. Here is what I like about that though - is says "focus and centered" both of which are important. Can you try and keep those notions and lose the NRA thing (maybe just my issue). :blink:
I feel like we are getting very close. Thank you.
06-27-2003, 09:38 AM
here goes some variations from the original i made, using the yellow color as u stated.
Changed the font also.
I personally like the o.3 and o.3a versions.
Hope u like my work
06-27-2003, 12:17 PM
06-27-2003, 12:32 PM
Hi there. Here is one of the changes. I have used a more golden color and changed the text to all lowercase and some other small changes. I am still working on the other one...making it less NRA.... :D ... see below!
06-27-2003, 12:33 PM
06-27-2003, 12:36 PM
here are some more with different colors...
06-27-2003, 12:37 PM
i keep doing that :oops:
06-27-2003, 12:45 PM
Here's my entry....
06-27-2003, 05:25 PM
Some gold/yellow and black :)
listen to the big tangerine, he know what he's talking about
06-28-2003, 12:33 PM
Hi everyone. I'm new. I decided to try my luck. Although, everyone has a lots of talent here. You guys are good. Here's my entry. I chose to make my logo like this because I felt, that by the word 'communication' it's people connecting people. That's why I chose the logo. I visted the web site mention earlier and saw shades of blue. That explains the color choice. I chose two different variations of baby blue on Engaged and Communications.
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06-28-2003, 08:20 PM
06-28-2003, 08:22 PM
06-28-2003, 08:29 PM
What are you initial thoughts of these?
06-29-2003, 12:37 PM
Lots of really creative takes over the last couple of days - thank you very much. :D
After reviewing all of your work here are my general conclusions -
I want to stick with blue (like in ElKootcho's 08) and a yellow/gold (like in Ondarox's vitamin c) for both the wording and the graphic.
I like the wording on one line
I defintiely am looking for a strong looking font (Ondarox's eg is good for this)
The yin yang graphic is the best I've seen for representing the engagement idea
I think I prefer all lower case (I'm still open on this issue)
:tup: This is my favorite -
ElKootcho - your yin and yang is my favorite graphic for the notion of engagement. Stick with this. What I would like to see is to change the color of "communication" to a gold yellow tone. (Ondarox used a good one in "eg" and I like the one in FTIGraphix's submission). I like your blue. Please show me engaged in the yellow and comunication in blue and then reversed. The other thing that I would like to see is this: add the gold/yellow to the yin yang as well and let half be blue and half yellow. That would bring us back to the blending color notion you did earlier that I liked so much (in the dialogue bubbles).
*I really like the font and lower case in Ondarox's "eg" posting. I also like the spacing , or lack thereof, between the two words. I was hoping you would respond to my earlier suggestion regarding this entry but alas no. Your other submissions were good for color but the images didn't work for me - the lecture look or the table.
*Sparkie - thanks for playing with these - I like the first one the best, but I think Elkootcho's yin yang is really great - we'll see what happens with using two colors on it.
*FTIGraphix - thank you - I like your first one the best. While I love the idea of blending the colors into the wording (really great) the choice of letters doesn't work too well as all I can see is "gaged", which isn't a word but it's way too close to one I don't want associated with communication. :sick:
Martincrumlish - thank you for your entry - great looking overall but nothing has the engagement idea in it as some of the others do strongly.
Thank you everyone :)
06-29-2003, 02:14 PM
seems like u missed my entry :sick:
06-29-2003, 02:26 PM
Color mods as requested as well as an example on blue.
06-29-2003, 06:25 PM
A keyline could be added to help on light colored backgrounds.
07-07-2003, 08:05 PM
Ladies and gentlemen we have a winner! Kootch your entry 011 is stellar, everyone who has looked at it loves it. The symbolism, the design itself ... more than I was ever expecting .. thank you so much! You are extemely talented and I look forward to finding some other opportunites for us to work together. Could you please get it to me on a transparent background?
I would like to thank all of you talented folks who submitted entries. Everyone's work was really impressive and I will heartily reccomend the site to all. I would like to especially thank jmberra who did some really great work, took my feedback and was a close runner up. You are a real pro. :tup:
DesignOutpost - thank you - great forum for the talent and their clients. :D
Thank you all, be well,
07-07-2003, 08:08 PM
Thank you Larry, we appreciate the kind words and the referrals. We's love to have you add a note in the testimonials forum if you find the time. :)
Congrats again ElKootcho, I think this brings you even with Raja :tup:
07-07-2003, 08:31 PM
Palmer - it will be my pleasure to add my comments in the testimonials forum tomorrow. :D
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