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What is wrong with this logo design please critic my work

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by bhaargavee, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. bhaargavee

    bhaargavee New Member

    I have been working to win a competition in other website and most of times my designs get rejected :( do not understand where am doing wrong and how cam I better up my work. Please see the image and help me here... thanks in advance ..

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  2. skarekrow

    skarekrow Member

    I like it
  3. DDDave

    DDDave Member

    How many other people didn't win in this competition?
    Paul Murray likes this.
  4. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    We can't tell you why it wasn't selected, since we didn't pick the 'winner'.

    From a professional point of view, it has a lot going on, which makes it quite busy. Your "& more" text is ugly and too small to be legible function when scaled down. Although it's certainly not a terrible logo, it's lacking in overall finesse and polish.
  5. bhaargavee

    bhaargavee New Member

    Thanks Paul .. It was asked by the client that & more should be less importance. Thought it would do if its smaller in size.
    I am stuck with that finesse and polish .. I apply gradients and mild shadows it looks more like an icon than logo .. everytime confused .. can you please point me some links or videos where I can find "REAL" lesson about how to apply them. Youtube seems to be full of them but nothing about practically working designer ( as per my research)

    Thanks for response
  6. bhaargavee

    bhaargavee New Member

    Well Many were rejected but winner's logo is way too simple than mine .. he just put a big ball and wrote text over it. rest of competitors, some were awesome and many were bad than mine. :D lol
  7. DDDave

    DDDave Member

    Just do all the free trials on the main teaching sites, and if you like one pay for the sub if not move to the next one. I just signed up for skillshare for 3 months for 99c no idea if its got good content though because my internet has been awful, (3rd world problems) but it looks to have. I was on all the other sites before though Lynda is probably best imo not sure I'm supposed to drop all these names but just trying to help out.

    My point was that you will loose waaaaaay more than you will win.
  8. bhaargavee

    bhaargavee New Member

    thanks for getting back Dave,

    I have gone through all lessons and trust me lynda is awesome just to know how tools work but none of them showed real world projects step by step.. i donno about skillshare but will give atry if you can tell if it got something more than basics and silly explanations. Lol .. :D..

    thanks for your time and feel great to see some response ...
  9. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Stop entering competitions!

    note: I did not write this, but I totally agree with what it has to say. I saw this on another forum and it's so true; and Craigslist has already taken it down, read it and take it to heart.

    The Post
    Every day, there are more and more Craigs List posts seeking “artists” for everything from auto graphics to comic books to corporate logo designs. More people are finding themselves in need of some form of illustrative service.

    But what they’re NOT doing, unfortunately, is realizing how rare someone with these particular talents can be.

    To those who are “seeking artists”, let me ask you; How many people do you know, personally, with the talent and skill to perform the services you need? A dozen? Five? One? …none?

    More than likely, you don’t know any. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be posting on craigslist to find them.

    And this is not really a surprise.

    In this country, there are almost twice as many neurosurgeons as there are professional illustrators. There are eleven times as many certified mechanics. There are SEVENTY times as many people in the IT field.

    So, given that they are less rare, and therefore less in demand, would it make sense to ask your mechanic to work on your car for free? Would you look him in the eye, with a straight face, and tell him that his compensation would be the ability to have his work shown to others as you drive down the street?

    Would you offer a neurosurgeon the “opportunity” to add your name to his resume as payment for removing that pesky tumor? (Maybe you could offer him “a few bucks” for “materials”. What a deal!)

    Would you be able to seriously even CONSIDER offering your web hosting service the chance to have people see their work, by viewing your website, as their payment for hosting you?

    If you answered “yes” to ANY of the above, you’re obviously insane. If you answered “no”, then kudos to you for living in the real world.

    But then tell me… why would you think it is okay to live out the same, delusional, ridiculous fantasy when seeking someone whose abilities are even less in supply than these folks?

    Graphic artists, illustrators, painters, etc., are skilled tradesmen. As such, to consider them as, or deal with them as, anything less than professionals fully deserving of your respect is both insulting and a bad reflection on you as a sane, reasonable person. In short, it makes you look like a twit.

    A few things you need to know;

    1. It is not a “great opportunity” for an artist to have his work seen on your car/’zine/website/bedroom wall, etc. It IS a “great opportunity” for YOU to have their work there.

    2. It is not clever to seek a “student” or “beginner” in an attempt to get work for free. It’s ignorant and insulting. They may be “students”, but that does not mean they don’t deserve to be paid for their hard work. You were a “student” once, too. Would you have taken that job at McDonalds with no pay, because you were learning essential job skills for the real world? Yes, your proposition it JUST as stupid.

    3. The chance to have their name on something that is going to be seen by other people, whether it’s one or one million, is NOT a valid enticement. Neither is the right to add that work to their “portfolio”. They get to do those things ANYWAY, after being paid as they should. It’s not compensation. It’s their right, and it’s a given.

    4. Stop thinking that you’re giving them some great chance to work. Once they skip over your silly ad, as they should, the next ad is usually for someone who lives in the real world, and as such, will pay them. There are far more jobs needing these skills than there are people who possess these skills.

    5. Students DO need “experience”. But they do NOT need to get it by giving their work away. In fact, this does not even offer them the experience they need. Anyone who will not/can not pay them is obviously the type of person or business they should be ashamed to have on their resume anyway. Do you think professional contractors list the “experience” they got while nailing down a loose step at their grandmother’s house when they were seventeen?

    If you your company or gig was worth listing as desired experience, it would be able to pay for the services it received. The only experience they will get doing free work for you is a lesson learned in what kinds of scrubs they should not lower themselves to deal with.

    6. (This one is FOR the artists out there, please pay attention.) Some will ask you to “submit work for consideration”. They may even be posing as some sort of “contest”. These are almost always scams. They will take the work submitted by many artists seeking to win the “contest”, or be “chosen” for the gig, and find what they like most. They will then usually have someone who works for them, or someone who works incredibly cheap because they have no originality or talent of their own, reproduce that same work, or even just make slight modifications to it, and claim it as their own. You will NOT be paid, you will NOT win the contest. The only people who win, here, are the underhanded folks who run these ads. This is speculative, or “spec”, work. It’s risky at best, and a complete scam at worst. I urge you to avoid it, completely. For more information on this subject, please

    So to artists/designers/illustrators looking for work, do everyone a favor, ESPECIALLY yourselves, and avoid people who do not intend to pay you. Whether they are “spec” gigs, or just some guy who wants a free mural on his living room walls. They need you. You do NOT need them.

    And for those who are looking for someone to do work for free… please wake up and join the real world. The only thing you’re accomplishing is to insult those with the skills you need. Get a clue.
  10. bhaargavee

    bhaargavee New Member

    Wooow.... big post but really inspiring. But I am talking about 99 designs and many seems to win a lot of times. I am trying my luck.
  11. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Yeh - if you're serious about having a career as a graphic designer then stop entering those types of competitions.

    It's all there.

    I don't put food on the table, feed my family, pay my bills, put petrol in my car, feed the dogs, feed the cats, etc. etc. by working for 8 hours of my day for a 'chance' to win some lousy amount of money.

    Take on real work. Earn a living.
  12. bhaargavee

    bhaargavee New Member

    you are so right hankscorpio, but given the circumstances where i am its not possible to get job.. I am Indian living in Malaysia, well recently moved in here. Wherever and whenever I try to get job people ask me if I know local language and many jobs are for locals only. Tried freeoance , got one client he was so mean made me do designs and then said didnt like any butt he replicated almost everything from my design. Dont know how he managed but didn't pay a penny to my effort and hardwork.
    After that bitter experience I thought I will try my luck with competitions and as per earning living, my husband is against me going to work, he prefers me stay home and I hate it but cant help anything with it.
    To satisfy my passion to work and for the flexiblity it gives, I have chosen graphic designing. Not a pro but can do some credible work. Thanks for your time and advice. Am scared to even take an offer from any client :(

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