Completed contest

$650 Purple Bulldog Logo + Stationery

JamesHayton needed a new logo design and created a contest on 99designs.

2 winners were selected from 168 designs submitted by 39 freelance designers.

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How JamesHayton started their logo design journey

Summary

CONTEST CLOSED TO FINALISTS ONLY!!!...IF YOU ARE NOT A FINALISTS, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN ENTRY. I WILL NOT LEAVE FEEDBACK OR EVEN CONSIDER IT REGARDLESS OF HOW GOOD IT MAY BE...THANKS TO ALL!!! Its been fun...

Company name

Purple Bulldog

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

Tagline:
Quality Slogan Here

Desired Color Scheme:
Open...Purple, Blue, Lime Green, Gray...Anything Really

Desired Style:
Modern and Contemporary...Web 2.0...but NOT overdone...

Accepted File Formats:
PSD, AI

Overview:
I have been in business for two years and its been so busy I haven't had time to sit down and develop a brand...Now that I know I won't be folding my doors anytime soon its probably a good time for me to focus on doing so...I need the basics...logo, business car, envelope design and letterhead...

Contest Details:
This contest is for everything...Feel free to submit just part of the contest and If I like it I will responded promptly to give you direction to work on everything. (You can however feel free to submit everything up front if you want...just dont feel like you have to...) Don't however submit an entry however if you will not be willing to submit an entry for everything if requested...I want to award the prize to the person who presents a complete package...Unless somebody submits something extraordinary, there is a 99% chance that the same person will win both the logo and the stationery aspects of this contest...

Also, I may award a second place prize of $150 if I like two entries...I reserve the right not to award a second place prize if no entry warrants it...

About Purple Bulldog:
Purple Bulldog is a new media company...We do a wide variety of things on the net for both clients, but primarily ourselves...We do quite a bit of search engine marketing, ppc stuff, affiliate stuff etc...We also do some search engine consultation, landing page optimization, etc...We basically just build web apps and try to figure out ways to make money off of it and help others do the same...Im sure you get the idea...

We are a small company with a fun, hardworking, easygoing culture...NOT tight and stiff...We are all pretty young too... Keep that in mind with the design...

Usage:
The logo will be used on a website and in print...Also on T-shirts and other promo stuff...It will be need to look good across all of these mediums..It will be really important that the logo scales well...That means it looks good both small and big...

Information Details:

-Business Card
Business card should include the following info...

Business Name: Purple Bulldog
Business Phone: 800.781.1111
Adress: 1828 Market St, Kirkland, WA 98033

Name: James Hayton
Title: CEO
Cell: 425.123.4567
Email: theboss@purplebulldog.com

Web Address: http://www.purplebulldog.com
Slogan: Quality Slogan Here

NOTE: It doesnt have to say Address in front of the address...I just labeled the input because thats the amount of info I will want on the card...

I will obviously change the slogan and phone numbers but this is the content...It doesn't have to be in any particular order...Thats up to you....

-Letterhead
Letterhead should include the following info...

SAME AS BUSINESS CARD

-Envelope
Envelope should include the following info...

Business Name: Purple Bulldog
Business Phone: 800.781.1111
Business Adress: 1828 Market St, Kirkland, WA 98033

Web Address: http://www.purplebulldog.com
Slogan: Quality Slogan Here

Present info in any way you want...

Colors:
I want colors that are fun and give off a cool vibe, but nothing over the top...Be subtle, but pack a punch at the same time...

The only real requirement for color is that you use a mild/dark purple...Other than that, go for it...Be creative...I like blues, greens, gray, black, etc...

Dont OVERDO the purple either...Include it, but dont overdo it...

Style:
Something BOLD, modern, contemporary, fun, etc...Something that looks the part of a new age internet publishing/marketing company...I like the whole web 2.0 thing, but DONT overdo that crap...The person who wins will understand what I am talking about here... I like reflections if not overdone...

Ideas:
I WANT a small outline of a graphic of a bulldog or silhouette... Preferably a trace of my bulldog, but that is not required...I will publish photos shortly... PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE SOME STOCK GRAPHIC OF A BULLDOG...This will be one of the top 5 paying contests here at sitepoint... I am not paying for stock imagery...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesh…162326239/
This is where you can find some photos of my dog...You don't have to use them...Just there if you want to...ITS SUPER IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU USE THEM THE GRAPHICS MAINTAIN THEIR CRISPNESS...THEY SHOULD SCALE WELL...Also, please dont USE THE ACTUAL photo in the graphic...I don't want to be able to tell its my dog...Only use these photos to trace or outline or whatever...Dont use the actual image to create a realistic graphic...The graphic should be a drawing with pen tool or similar, etc...

Other than that, just modern simple fonts...Nothing with the serifs...Also, for the most part, I dont like curved text...

Here are some examples of work I like:

Please note...I WANT YOU TO BE CREATIVE...Look at these examples just to see what I like...You dont have to make something identical or even something that looks close...These are just to give you an idea of my tastes...

http://www.sirius.com/
I really dig the dog in this one...Very cool stuff...

Take a look at some of the ZENO designs here at sitepoint...(run a search if you dont know what I am talking about) I like quite a few of them in terms of style...

http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplac…entry82532
I like this one too...

Here are some more links of stuff I like on sitepoint...

http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplac…entry87766

http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplac…ryid=89789

http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplac…entry84705

http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplac…entry78200

http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplac…ryid=87056

http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplac…entry79542

http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplac…ryid=82082

THESE ARE JUST EXAMPLES OF SOME STUFF I LIKE...I like other stuff too, these are just to get an idea...

For the business card design, I like front and back...Keep that in mind...

Bonus Points:
I like favicons...call me crazy...Include one of those in your concept that I can use on the new website and I will be happy...Not required at all...

Other Notes:
1) All graphics must be original...Put some work in...
2) This is a short contest...I will be frequently communicating in contest comments...Do yourself a favor and read them...
3) FEEL FREE TO OVERRIDE ANYTHING I HAVE SAID HERE IF YOU HAVE SOME KILLER IDEA...FEEL FREE TO ADAPT AND CHANGE...MY IDEAS ARE JUST IDEAS...IF YOU HAVE A VISION IN YOUR HEAD GO FOR IT...JUST SUBMIT A SMALL SAMPLE AND I WILL TELL YOU IF YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT OR WRONG TRACK!!!

Thats all...Good luck to all...Please ask any questions you need to...

Also, check out my other contest here: http://www.sitepoint.com/marketplac…ntest/1661

This contest was originally listed in multiple categories:
- Logo Design
- Stationery Design

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