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Web Developer Logo

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by John White, May 19, 2017.

  1. John White

    John White New Member

    Hi

    I am a freelance web developer looking to do a new logo for myself. Any suggestions / feedback on my ideas would be great.

    Thanks
     

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  2. Wardy

    Wardy Active Member

    I think 2 is ok, but it doesn't really say web developer to me. It looks to me like a logo
    you would see on some industrial packaging, it may be the font choice?

    Try the W logo with just a smart, techy font?
     
  3. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Same as hardy said.

    I really like the "W" roundel.
    I think that coupled with a simple, clean font choice would look nice.
     
  4. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    I think I'd prefer it as just a typeface in a single colour. No need for that W thing or to overlap or to add colours. Just keep it clean and simple and you'll have no issues with it.
     
  5. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Your mark instantly reminded me of VistaPrint
     
  6. John White

    John White New Member

    Hi Guys

    I have listened to the feedback and have come back with some options.
    @Paul Murray with 1 & 2 I have tried really simple options.
    @Wardy @scotty I have tried the mark with a simpler typeface in options 3 & 4
    @GCarlD I have tried a different mark in 5 & 6 with the same geometric theme but incorporating a JW

    jdwhite 2017-06.png
     
  7. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry but numbers 1-6 reads as 'idwhite' not 'jdwhite'
     
  8. John White

    John White New Member

    @GCarlD yeah I love the design of that typeface but that j is perhaps an issue. Apart from that do you have any other comments?
     
  9. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Yeah you will need to manually amend the 'j' to actually look like a 'J'. Your new mark looks more unique but I'd probably just lose it all together and go for one of your wordmarks.

    A bit worried that you may lose 'web-development' at smaller scale, maybe it needs to be slightly bolder? Still not sure about your font choice but I think I prefer number 7 without the overlapping.

    If you are going with your mark, I'd go for number 6.

    Overall, I just don't quite get the web development vibe though. If you didn't have the words 'Web-Development' would you ever guess you were a web developer?
     
  10. John White

    John White New Member

    Do you think you dont get the vibe due to font choice?

    I must say I am not sure how many brands out there I could guess what they did just from their logo. Would you guess Google was a search engine for example? What about your logo would tell me you are a designer?

    I appreciate the feedback.
     
  11. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Z.jpg

    Here's what I'm getting at. The above logo is literally just the first result on a google image search for 'web developer logo'. It's not too bad, but looking at 'Zalewki' logo, before knowing he is a web dev, I reckon I would have definitely guessed it was something in the area of computer programming of some sort. This is due to his simple but fairly clever mark and yes his font choice does look like a nicer version of the typical 'code-like' font, it just feels fitting. I think what I am getting at is the emotive of his logo does come across like someone in the 'web' field. He doesn't have the word 'web developer' so I couldn't be 100% sure beforehand, but without the gift of hindsight, if someone told me this guy is a web developer, judging by the whole emotive of his logo, I wouldn't have been surprised.

    My logo has a more personal meaning with my name centred and merged between Graphic and Design (I never liked being the centre of attention). The font choice is actually more commonly used for sports stuff, which again plays a big part of my interests. But the big giveaway is the name GraphiCarlDesign, tells people who I am and what I do before I even introduce myself. It's a play on word with Graphica(r)l and my name.

    The history behind 'Google' is similar, it is actually from a misspelt word in which the term represents extremely large numbers, (to the power of 10 I believe). You could argue it would be fitting for something to do with mathematics but also large quantities of numbers/ data/ high volume of information, all indirectly fit in with a search engine. The word Google just sounds like a browsing word, it sounds like a word used to have a gander... but maybe that's just me.
     
  12. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    It does look like a sports logo.

    This is memorable for all the right reasons
    [​IMG]


    Your logo just doesn't resonate with me as a person/company that is in web development.
     
  13. Wardy

    Wardy Active Member

    4, but with a different font and jd in blue.

    Have you tried to make jdw from coding symbols?
     
  14. John White

    John White New Member

    Hi Guys

    I have listened to the comments and tried a new idea.

    I have redesigned the logo mark with coding characters and I have selected a different typeface.

    Let me know your thoughts.
     

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