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My logo designs are uncreative, unprofessional and overpriced...

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Paul Murray, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    ... at least according to the owner of this site;

    customlogoshop.com/index.html (don't want to link to it from here)

    My work clearly isn't up to their professional standard...

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    Read WTF this is all about in this thread... Logo Design Trade - UK Business Forums
     
  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    I got your back lol :icon_biggrin: ...don't even waste your time and effort replying to him.
     
  3. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    I saw :p

    I wasn't trying to attack him or be a design snob, just trying to point out that professional design doesn't happen for £50. Frankly I'm more concerned that he's misleading people by referring to the designs as 'professional'.

    You can't beat a good internet argument though!
     
  4. Moominbaby

    Moominbaby Member

    Ha! well maybe one day we can all produce logos that are as good as these!, blughh! Untill then we can just look on in sheer disbelief.
    Dont let them get too you :)
     
  5. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    He's not, I just thought it was funny how he was comparing his designs to mine. Mine may not be professional level yet but at least I know what kerning is :icon_smile:

    I've always maintained that people can say whatever the hell they like about my work. so long as I'm happy with what I've done (and the client, obviously).
     
  6. Moominbaby

    Moominbaby Member

    Good! :) :)
     
  7. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like the thread's been deleted. Shame :(
     
  8. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I seen this via Twitter earlier today. Made me giggle a bit. What did he say again?

    'My designs are better than your boring black and white designs' or something along those lines? haha.
     
  9. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Something about them being more professional and creative then my simple designs.

    That statement is surely proof he has no understanding of logo design. I bet he doesn't even try and charge extra for each layer effect!
     
  10. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    You mean drop shadows and outerglows are free? :icon_scared: :icon_biggrin:

    Meh, idiots. The clients are just as bad though, the amount I have done logos for recently who want "web 2.0 style" - i.e "can it have gradients and a shine, can it please, can it?"
     
  11. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Just joining there after reading someting that made my blood pressure hit the roof :icon_biggrin:
     
  12. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I've joined as well but I can't seem to find my way back to logo talk? :(
     
  13. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

  14. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    I think the one I originally posted has been taken down. I'll have that as a win though :icon_smile:
     
  15. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    I would say so :icon_biggrin: I can't believe somebody actually recommended that idiot. His work is, umm, crap - and that's being polite :icon_lol:
     
  16. HarryField

    HarryField Member

    I had a look at both your graphic design portfolio, and the other designer in question's portfolio via the web link. In my opinion, you can definitely disregard their ridiculous statement. I suppose some people take too much pride in their own work to see it for what it really is.

    p.s
    some very neat design solutions you have there in your portfolio :)
     
  17. Vanquish

    Vanquish Member

    i had to go and view this website Paul, and i must say, some of them images are the type that i wouldnt even place on clip art! The only thing that company have going for them is the fact idiot are prepared to pay for low quality designs..
     
  18. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks :icon_biggrin:

    I'm just trying to point out that people are claiming to offer professional design services, when in facts it's nowhere near professional quality. It's misleading since your average Joe doesn't know the first thing about professional design.

    It's frustrating trying to educate people on the value of professional design when they continue to think with their wallets though.
     
  19. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Aw I can't see it. Wonder what he thinks of my portfolio :-<
     
  20. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Here's a linked to a cached version. It only shows my original post and his response but that's the main thing I guess :)

    No idea how long this will be available.

    Logo Design Trade - UK Business Forums
     

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