Sunday, February 13, 2011

New LOGO design process - what fun!

This past week has had lots of excitement. I have been in the process of having a logo designed for the Mitchell Landscapes. I used a wed site called This is a great way to have get a relatively inexpensive logo developed through reaching potentially hundreds of designers (around the world).

The process starts by defining some general concepts that you want reflected in your logo. You then name what you are wiling to pay for your design (usually between $300-600) You pay your price up front and then your request is forwarded to the design community.

After a few hours designs start to come in  - you evaluate, rank, sort and provide fedback. That process continues for a week with more designers getting in on the action as the week progresses.  By the end of the week I had reviewed over 200 logos! The wedsite allowed me to invite folks into the process to help me decide.  I had 12 or so friends, evaluating, ranking and also providing feedback. Its a great website and I highly recommend it to any one who needs to have a logo developed.

Below are two versions of the logo that I decided on:

Thats it for now, Thanks for checking in - Dale

Friday, January 28, 2011

Starting things out

Hey there - this is the start of something new for me. Not sure it will be very regular but thought I would use this blog to let folks know what projects I have in the mix, how they are coming and how I am addressing challenges that seem to present them selves on jobs as they occur.

If you are interested, feel free to take a look at my website The website has some good information regarding the work I have done and some good pictures of completed work. I will probably use this environment to put up more "in process" pictures.  The website also has some additional links on it that will lead you to some of the other information sources that I use as will as Forums that I participate on.

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by.