The whole experience working with 99 Designs was effortless, exciting and energising towards ones goal and vision.
Seeing Gefiction's work unfold and develop was amazing. He simply was the bridge between my vision and my reality. He was fast on responses, he was quick to follow direction and even offer various options if unsure of my idea's requirements.
He took the brief and created something I did... but "did not imagine" and there is the KEY to why you hire a designer.
He went above my expectation and now I have the logo and a partnership I am fully supportive of.
May he continue to inspire and help others.
My designer came up with a simple solution that REALLY helped my effort.
How miller.mags started their logo design journey
Who are you known as?
Magpie Entertainment LLC (LLC can be left off if its too long)
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Magpie Ent is a brand new company that develops and harnesses creative work. My three guiding words are "educate, empower, engage". The Magpie was chosen because of it's meaning. Underneath the umbrella we will have Pod casts, development deals to pitch, Directing and Producing shows on TV (the current bread and butter), Memoir writing, blog platform, speaking/teaching/mentoring. The target audience will vary depending on which project speaks to them - I don't want more than one logo at this point - I want it to be flexible enough to act as an overarching image that ultimately lets people know "this is a magpie project". Given the variety of content created by Magpie - I don't think putting an age limit on it's audience is wise.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
While I have chosen the 3 palettes - if you have an idea that is brilliant and that you believe in but you need to use other colors, do it!
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
This one speaks to my love of nature and quirkiness. The Font is a little childlike and the tree growing out - I'd imagine this is for a company trying to get people into the woods for adventures. And it's easy to digest with the eyes.
I like the use of background color to make the animal and font really pop in white.
I LOVE this because of the color and the non-traditional shape and font that makes you really "peek" in to read it. I appreciate a logo that isn't exactly what you think it is when you first see it.
I like the bird in flight - much like the magpie being in flight. Not a fan of the font or the mountain backdrop however it does work well for this logo.
I like the simplicity of it - the "rustic" design that has been committed to throughout. Very cohesive and makes it all about the bike.
This was the only one that had the word films in it which caught my attention. The bird for me seems to play second fiddle to the name (probably what the owner wanted) but it seems as if the bird not fully present.
It's fun, playful and artsy. Gives you exactly what you need with a little unexpected flair.
It catches my eye because it's fun and uses color to enhance the dog. The font is a perfect choice for this piece.
I think it is important to understand the importance of the Magpie, the bird. If you look up the Magpie totem meanings - that speaks directly to why I chose this bird to by my main focal point. Personally I like designs that are eye catching and soothing - not because they are so bold and brash but because they draw you in and make you think - they provoke a response of some sort. However I don't want it to be a bird with the name of my company. Something that is creative and makes someone think. Something they might show their friends and say "how cool is this - see how the wing over there creates a camera, or a microphone, or he's holding a book...." Just spitballing here - hope it is helpful. THANK YOU ALL, mags