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Logo first. Why? There are a few reasons: Logo is the theme of your brand [identity/property] in many ways. If you don't know your theme how are you going to capture a thematic site? Logo is your focal, you can't [accurately] build around a focal without a focal. Logo sets the color palette and perhaps other things such as font-face, drop-shadow, ...


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Should I have a logo design first or after? Neither. You should have some business strategy created first. In doing this, you will gain some insights as to what your full branding strategy needs to be. A branding strategy will include a wide range of elements depending on your business and strategy. Ultimately, it will include both a logo and a web ...


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Get a lawyer who specializes in intellectual property or copyright infringement and have the person review your contract. Depending on the wording and your local laws, you might have standing to sue for cease-and-desist or your full contract payment. (Next time, don't accept a job from someone who thinks "pimp" is a term which business professionals use to ...


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If you're asking this question, 99% of the time you should hire someone. By asking this question you show that at least one (likely all of) the following are true: You care about the design enough to want it to be done very well (as you should). You don't feel very confident in your own ability to create a great logo. You don't have a very clear goal in ...


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I've been designing logos for 20 years and designing a logo for yourself is a difficult task. You need a good design process, time and confidence. If you can afford a good designer I would recommend that. If time is important then use a distinctive font and come back to the logo later. Many successful businesses have revised logos that are nothing like the ...


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This depends on the company and design process and there is no hard rule. The primary case when the initial design of a website should be made before the logo is when the purposes of the website are not clear. This is particularly true when it's a side project or a brainstorming phase. Often times I'll start working on a site and change the purposes or ...


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Both should ideally be designed at the same time, along with your entire brand identity. But your logo should come first. You're falling into a common folly that each design aspect has to be formed in its own world - but since you have the luxury to design both the logo and the website, you should design them both to compliment each other. But this goes ...


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There's no gradient anywhere in that image. It is merely a line pattern. You can achieve this by drawing 3 lines of varying thickness. Select all 3 and choose Object > Blend > Make You may need to then choose Object > Blend > Blend Options to adjust the blend.


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Select your text then Create Outline (shortcut: Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + O) Select the text and the bag then Make Compound Path (shortcut: Cmd/Ctrl + 8) Edit Based on your comment it should be working, if you got step 1 to work, so the issue would have to be in your bag's construction. Here's how a very quick mock up looks: Here's the text after performing ...


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I think by tweaking the screen values to simulate natural light falling on an extruded bevel and adding "shadow" will add a bit of depth. I've enlarged the "C" to make the shadow illusion work better. Or you could ramp it up a bit


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I think we all get hit by this sometime in our careers. My advice is to save your money (Law is expensive), put it down to experience and spend your money getting a specialist lawyer draw up a watertight contract for you to use in the future. Good Luck.


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I would tell them that they are plain and simple risking a potential lawsuit that could kill their business. If they dont value your original logo ideas, then maybe you should consider moving on. I wouldnt want any potential legal issues as a result of something I designed.


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If you have clarified that it would be a copy and your client has asked you to pursue regardless than they are asking you to plagiarise, perhaps with the assumption they may not be caught. To tackle this you could explain to them the benefits of having a unique brand and if they are not convinced indicate it is a breach of your ethical boundaries. If you ...


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Usually, the website should follow the logo. Unless the primary object of the company is it's website (if it's a webservice for example). I suppose in that case designing the website first can/should be considered.


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To have a business running you first need the client to trust you. Then you can deliver goods. The client needs to focus the trust somewhere, your company, your person or references most likely. This is where identity kicks in, identity is what helps people to understand what entity they are dealing with. Developing a identity is called branding. I assume ...


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Red and Blue are both primary colours, which means they clash if their intensities are too similar. If you must make them work together, then you need to zap some of that intensity out. The less saturated they are the less they will give you that fuzzy nausea feeling when you look at it. Orange is naturally a complimentary colour to blue, so you could move ...


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You don't need a website to have a logo, you could be a small independent shop that only sells things from a van, if you're branding is on point, you've set yourself up well. The website is an extension of the brand almost, it's a hub where information, data, functions are kept. If you're selling things, this is where that'll take place, the whole website ...


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If you need profesional help depends if you want a profesional look on your company or not. It would be an interesting topic to analyze about how people starting a company want everything done by themselves. This could be a budget issue, but sometimes is about being afraid of delegate things. There are things to consider in a logo besides personal ...


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Nothing in graphic designing is difficult as the difficulty of designing a Logo. The logo is summarizing in a visual language your concept. it is your idea about your company and the way people will remember you. It is something like nativity. So first before thinking about Colors and shapes. Think about the idea ... The Concept behind your service. The ...


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Designing a logo is tricky. You need to take many surprising factors into account. Some of the things include aspect ratio, printabiliity, scalability, colors for print web and black and white, uniqueness etc etc... There are also all kinds of skill factors involved. A person that has done it before can help because they now some of the caveats. In reality ...


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Your logo defines you and your company voice. You should work out a brief detailing what it is that your company provides services for. Once this is clear you can delve into the design of a logo as this creative brief may help point out clues that lead to a path for the logo creation. Brainstorming the basic elements of your product usually helps me in ...


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Should you hire a [plumber] or just [fix the toilet] in a way you are not satisfied with? Should you hire a [mechanic] or just [guess what's wrong with the car] in a way you are not satisfied with? Should you hire a [lawn care service] or just [use that old push mower] in a way you are not satisfied with? This isn't a graphic design question. It's a ...


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What I did, was make sure to download the transparent PNG version of the logo (if a transparent version is not available, you will just have to manually select the text/shapes) and import into Gimp. I then created a new layer, and used the brush tool to make it solid red. Then I desaturated the PNG logo until it was grey scale, like this (I hid the red layer ...


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Based on your comment that you are trying to accentuate the illusion that it's a 3D cube, I think what you need to do is light it as you would a cube...meaning each side of the cube would be getting a different amount of light. Here I lightened the top and darkened the right side (emulating being lit from the upper left).


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While you're asking about the logo, I think this question has bigger implications. A logo is only one aspect of your company/brand (albeit a very important part). A distinctive design for your website (or marketing materials, or whatever it is people will see) can be just as important, depending on what it is you do. Hiring and developing a relationship ...


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Should I have a logo design first or after? Neither. You should have some business strategy created first. In doing this, you will gain some insights as to what your full branding strategy needs to be. A branding strategy will include a wide range of elements depending on your business and strategy. Ultimately, it will include both ...


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A logo should be the first consideration when establishing a brand identity. The logo design process should include a tagline, which will help to refine the company's message and support future design decisions. The company's online presence (website, social media, etc) as well as its print collateral (business card, letterhead, brochures, etc), are an ...


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Describe the logo and what makes it unique in a short paragraph. It is usually possible to include the logo in the same document.


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For one a detailed style guide breaking down the padding of the logo color and different uses of color or ordinations of the lockup. The more you give them the better because it will help them make a strong case about the logo and make it easier to get it trademarked. Also just ask a the lawyer what he wants he might want something special.



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