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Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

Hi everybody,

I'm looking for a Graphic Designer, who can think outside the square and come up with a really great professional / corporate image logo.

If you know one anywhere on this globe, I'd really appreciate if you could PM me his or her details.
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Old 12.12.2012, 23:12
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You are in luck! I know someone who is a specialised logo designer her website is at http://www.logoletta.com
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

Thanks a lot!

More input will be very much appreciated
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

http://www.soderblomdesign.com
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

did you ever try http://www.designcrowd.com/ ?
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Old 13.12.2012, 07:22
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If you want someone in Switzerland, try Elizabeth Hitchman at Seaglass

www.seaglass.ch

Or in the UK Rachel Quigg at RQGraphix

www.rqgraphix.co.uk
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

This guy is very good and has a very impressive portfolio, although he doesn't specialise in logos, he does do them.

https://www.facebook.com/SnowdogProductions
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

I know somebody. I'll link this post to her
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

No offense to International's suggestion but as a designer I would advise against using crowdsourcing as a means of getting good design results. Especially for a logo! The logo is the face of your company branding and is so important! Developing a logo takes a lot of research into the brand and what message the client wants to send. Crowdsourcing sites don't allow for that phase of the project to be done well. In most cases it's just a lot of recycled clipart being attached to a company name with no thought given to the design choices being made.

Aside from that those websites completely water-down the design industry and most professional designers don't support them. There aren't many other professions where its OK to ask a whole group of people to do work for you and then you only pay the person who does the best version.

Anyway... moral of the story... you get what you pay for.

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No offense to International's suggestion but as a designer I would advise against using crowdsourcing as a means of getting good design results. Especially for a logo! The logo is the face of your company branding and is so important! Developing a logo takes a lot of research into the brand and what message the client wants to send. Crowdsourcing sites don't allow for that phase of the project to be done well. In most cases it's just a lot of recycled clipart being attached to a company name with no thought given to the design choices being made.

Aside from that those websites completely water-down the design industry and most professional designers don't support them. There aren't many other professions where its OK to ask a whole group of people to do work for you and then you only pay the person who does the best version.

Anyway... moral of the story... you get what you pay for.
I totally disagree with you. I have used them and find them brilliant! We have found a fantastic professional designer via them and are very pleased! It gives access to job small young designer would otherwise not have and to the customer, a good choice without having to contact loads of companies.

I definitely reccommend them and of course pay fairly as you get what you pay for

I will send the details of our designer later when I get home
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I totally disagree with you. I have used them and find them brilliant! We have found a fantastic professional designer via them and are very pleased! It gives access to job small young designer would otherwise not have and to the customer, a good choice without having to contact loads of companies.

I definitely recommend them and of course pay fairly as you get what you pay for

I will send the details of our designer later when I get home
I don't want to highjack this thread but would just like to post some links for educational purposes. While its great you've had a good experience with crowdsourcing and I commend you for paying fairly what about all the designers that spent hours coming up with ideas for you and didn't get squat? It's basically an organized platform for Spec work. Here is a link explaining why Spec work is bad. http://www.no-spec.com/

and here is one from another reputable source about crowdsourcing. http://www.aiga.org/whats-the-harm-in-crowdsourcing/

You can also just google the topic and find tons of blogposts where people go into detail about this.

Aside from the ethics of it I've read tons of articles about logos getting recycled. The sites don't have anyway to guarantee their designer isn't using copyrighted work. Of course you run that risk anyway but its less likely if you develop a relationship with your designer and their not just a faceless stranger behind a screen with a mouse and a copy of photoshop.

If you want the convenience of looking for a good designer in one place then I would go to a site like http://dribbble.com or http://cargocollective.com and find a porfolio you like and contact the designer to hire them.

And finally, I'm not trying to argue it's just that this topic is personal to me and frankly it irks me. To each their own but I at least had to post the links in hopes that people would read them and become more educated on the value of design and the designer.

**Steps off soapbox**
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

Thank you all very much for your recommendations! I'm confident that I'll find the right person now to do an excellent job.

This board rocks
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No offense to International's suggestion but as a designer I would advise against using crowdsourcing as a means of getting good design results. Especially for a logo! The logo is the face of your company branding and is so important! Developing a logo takes a lot of research into the brand and what message the client wants to send. Crowdsourcing sites don't allow for that phase of the project to be done well. In most cases it's just a lot of recycled clipart being attached to a company name with no thought given to the design choices being made.

Aside from that those websites completely water-down the design industry and most professional designers don't support them. There aren't many other professions where its OK to ask a whole group of people to do work for you and then you only pay the person who does the best version.

Anyway... moral of the story... you get what you pay for.
Agree with you there and then some. As a typesetter and layouter (lead if you please) some of the things sold as press these days are creatures out of the swamp of despair.
However times have changed and people are no longer willing to pay top specie for design, print and finishing and by now only a few companies have the budget for proper print, for everybody else mediocracy is good enough.
If people appreciated the technic and the effort and knowledge used in printing, say, for instance a yoghurt beaker, the beaker would stand as a prized work of art on a lighted plinth, right next to the bubble gum wrapper, instead of landing in the bin.
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

Hi!
I''m design professional with more than 7 years experience. My website www.skrulle.com
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

http://www.berlincut.com/

we have good experience with those folks. Highly recommended.
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http://www.lifetimedesigns.com/about-contact.html
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

Thanks for making this point. Many people don't really realize what they are asking and the work/time involved. It is like going to a restaurant, ordering and eating multiple menu items and then paying only for the dish you like best...
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Re: Looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer

http://www.lifetimedesigns.com/about-contact.html

This page does not display correctly using IE9 - brilliant designer?
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This page does not display correctly using IE9 - brilliant designer?
So I don't have IE at my disposal right now on my own computer but I used a service called browserstacks to check it out in IE9. It looked the same for me there as it did in FF and Chrome. Maybe post a screenshot of what you're seeing in IE9 that's out of place and a screenshot of how it should look?
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Looks like this - just one example on the page
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