The latest logo designed by Graphic Zen for PopFury.com. PopFury is a review/opinion site dedicated to art, music, design, film, food & spirits, technology, and video games. We are also working on the website design for this project, which is scheduled to launch August 1. UPDATE: Site is now live at www.popfury.com.
Our goal was to create a logo that conveyed “anger/frustration” in a playful way, and per our usual goal, crossover to a variety of medium (print, web, t-shirts, etc.)
Note: PopFury has already created a basic CafePress store – located at www.cafepress.com/popfury.
Finally got the video edited and up for those interested in seeing the Victory Viper logo we designed and painted on the Victory Charter School wall. Pretty cool to be able to “go big” with one of our designs. The project took two days to paint, for those keeping score at home. For those interested in the music, the song is “Tu Meri” by Asian Dub Foundation. Dig it.
In order to establish a strong business brand, you need to create a strong business image. The image you create will be used by potential customers or consumers to assess their own expectations about your company. There is a crucial moment in every marketing strategy aimed at attracting the customers’ attention to your product or service, through your company image and brand.
From the beginning, you want to create a positive image on your customers. This will help ensure that you are among the top of their list when choosing between your product or the competition. This is just the initial phase and eventually the confidence of your customers on your brand will soon come into play.
Creating a Professional Logo
Your logo is an extension of your brand – a communication tool to identify your company to clients. So, it should be able to capture and reflect the nature of your business at its most basic level. Identity and reputation (which is defined by your customers) should be taken into consideration also.
As a reflection of your company, your objective should be to design a logo with a professional touch because it is what creates the initial impression on the mind of the consumers. These first impressions are almost always impossible to undo, so you cannot risk coming up with a mediocre design.
As simple as it may sound, designing a logo is an intricate process, which is why you need a professional designer to help realize your vision and visualize your business concepts. Among the elements that must be considered and combined effectively are colors, shapes, light, space, and so much more. A professional graphic designer should discuss these elements with you, so that you can create a consistent design for your logo that reinforces the message that your company is trying to convey. In fact, most businesses (big or small) allot an investment for this and you should as well.
Business Input Into The Design
Just because you leave the designing job to the hands of the logo designer, this does not mean that as the business owner you are eliminated from the process. This is your business and it is your vision, and a good designer will involve you in the logo creation process.
The logo design process involves gathering information about your company that will be utilized by the designer in coming up with the design. Usually, a brainstorming of ideas is an essential step to take before jumping into the actual design process. It’s a symbiotic process – you can share your business input to the designer for them to translate into a graphic representation of your ideas, while they can propose design elements that will jive with your business identity.