Do Logo Design Contest Websites Bring More Evil than Good

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  1. Christine S. January 20, 2015 at 9:34 am

    TOTALLY AGREE!!!! Well said and I hope this may get to some clients out there who are just opting for a cheap deal! These contests really help no one in the end. Maybe the client to some extent — because they really may not be that picky. But, I totally agree with your points!

    1. Ayaz Malik January 25, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Yeah, clients often just grab a cheap deal not understanding how important a logo is. I think this is also a designer’s job to make the client understand what a logo means. Hopefully, with time people will realize the value of an intelligently designed logo.

  2. PXLated January 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    It’s not just clients going to contest sites and turning over the sketches to their designer, it’s also designers treating the contest site designers as their junior associates and getting a pool of sketch ideas. Let the contest designers pour their heart out while I go out for a latte.

    1. Ayaz Malik January 25, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Well, when designers start doing such things to other designers… what difference will we have from politicians.
      That’s a bitter truth you have shared here my friend. I hope things change.

  3. Quinn January 22, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Great article. I am a self taught designer with a slight inferiority complex that was unable to go to school, working in the t-shirt industry. I am always wondering what else I could have done and used to think of these sites in a different way until I read your article. The only thing I can think of worse than this are the logo for $25 websites that I have to clean up when my clients send me that “art”. I want permission to require your line about “a difference between a designer and Photoshop operator” I am sure I can repeat that to half of my customers. I say I need a better clientele but then I realize it is just a t-shirt.

    1. Ayaz Malik January 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Quinn, some of the greatest professionals working in the design industry are self taught. In design industry, your passion means a lot more than your schooling. In most of the creativity related jobs, passion means more than schooling so you should not worry at all about it. Youtube videos, design blogs and ebooks are more than enough to equip you with the best of knowledge.
      Indeed, $25 logo design websites are even worse. There are people trying to get their logos designed on fiverr.com for $5/- and poor designers even compete for those $5 peanut.
      Oh please use this line. I write this stuff so that readers can use it. I’d feel appreciated if you use this line (even if you don’t mention my name). Feel free to use it in any manner you like.
      Better clientele, hmm… I think you should read this article: http://www.designzzz.com/how-to-deal-with-stupid-clients/

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