A strong brand begins with a creatively designed logo. Launch a logo design contest at 48hourslogo can help you achieve that without costing you an arm & leg. In the past it has been expensive and time-consuming – finding an agency to work with, going through ideas and revisions across many meetings and weeks. Connecting professional designers with budding entrepreneurs has become very easy now, through 48hourslogo.com.
Formed in 2010 by a group of freelance designers, they applied their unique take on the crowd souring logo design model. Since then it has attracted many professionals, designers and business owners alike. 15,000 happy customers later, 48hourslogo is one of the top logo design websites.
So how did they achieve this success? The process is streamlined for simplicity. A business owner will quickly create a personal account to keep track of contests, payment, and contact info. You can start a project right from the home page (look for the big orange button, top-right), and from there you’ll fill out a contest brief. There’s room for basic information, plus as much detail as you would like, in most cases more is better. Once completed, your contest goes live. You’ll receive logo submissions within hours, until the time you set for the contest is up. Once over, you can either select up to five Finalist to tweak their designs, or decide a winner. It’s really that simple.
Logo Contest Features
I realize you may be familiar with this process. What makes 48hourslogo, or their sister-site logo123.com so special? Let me highlight some of the key features that make such a big difference.
Quick Turnaround – As the name implies, you can open and finish your contest in as little as 48 hours. When time is of the essence, our Design Community is quick to submit and quick to respond.
Design Community – Speaking of our logo designers, 48hourslogo may not have the most artists, but that’s for a reason. They hand pick logo designers from an application and test to determine their creativity. Not everyone makes the cut. This frees up your time to consider only professional-level, original designs, and cuts out the generic copycats.
Privacy Respected – There are options offered to keep your contest private. 48hourslogo understands that you may want to keep your competitors from knowing the edge you have with them. If you choose a different route with the Featured Contest option, your contest will be moved to the top of the list for all designers to see.
$29 To Start – A little hesitant, or not sure what to expect? The smallest contest prize is set at $99, you can start it for just $29 down! This way you can make sure you’ll love what you’re paying for. The remaining balance can be completed once you’re ready to proceed beyond the Finalist stage.
Blind Qualifier – The first stage of all contests are blind, meaning that designers cannot see one another’s entries. For a business owner, this means you can expect more original submissions. Designers won’t see what designs you have ranked high and be tempted to give you copies of those. You’ll notice greater reliance on original and creative ideas.
Professional Files – Once you download and confirm the Logo Package on your contest page, the rights to the design are officially yours. Not only that, but you will be provided with four files that should take care of anything you’ll need your logo for. Two vector files, an EPS and PDF, are used to scale your logo to any size without losing quality. A high-resolution JPG is provided for small and medium print jobs. A PNG with a transparent background is included for web use. Other file formats are available upon request.
I encourage you to take a look at the live portfolio, let the work speak for itself. You will find professionally designed logos spread across a variety of industries. Browse through them by individual industries, like Sports, Food, Education, Construction, Non-Profit, etc. Or take a look at their non-logo work, like Stationary and T-Shirts. I am confident you will be impressed.
Starting a business will be costly. Obtaining a professional-level logo doesn’t have to break your budget. Through 48hourslogo.com, you will get the most value for your hard earned money.