Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Graphic designer advice needed


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-12-2011, 10:19 PM
TheGoat TheGoat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 6
TheGoat is on a distinguished road
Default Graphic designer advice needed

As some of you might know I hired a designer to work up a logo for my lawn service. I posted the initial results here and got some feedback from you guys and after getting some of your suggestions, I forwarded my own to the designer.

4 days go by and I hear nothing. Now if this were a brick and mortar biz where I could go down to their studio and see what is up, a long reply time on an email is no biggie, but in my opinion when the work is being done by an individual who I only have contact with through email, a prompt reply is kinda important. Even if that reply is, "Hey, I'm swamped, get back to you in about a week."

So I'm like, "to hell with it, I guess she doesn't want the work" and I start shopping for someone else.

So yesterday(a full week later) she writes me saying she's been swamped and will have something for me today.

Alas, still nothing. What to do...

Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 01-12-2011, 11:09 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
OK, I didn't say anything before because I thought maybe this was drawn by a friend/relative and I didn't want to be rude, but I don't like the goat.

It's not the "idea" that I don't like, I don't like THAT goat - it doesn't look like a goat to me, and it doesn't look like art that you paid money for. I think I may have said this in the other thread, but it looks "amateurish".

Also, I'd be curious as to what type of "final art" you are supposed to be getting.
Is it going to be actual artwork? (It appears to be completely hand-drawn, including the lettering) Is it going to be scanned, or saved in a format that allows you to hand it to a printer in some sort of USABLE format? Trust me, I did design for print advertising for ten years - people gave me all SORTS of nonsense that was supposed to be their "logo" that was practically useless to me as an artist tasked with using it in their ad.


As for the time to do the job... your call. I guess you could give it another day or two, but unless she were keeping me up to date on "issues" that were causing a delay, I'd start to wonder.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-12-2011, 11:24 PM
TheGoat TheGoat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 6
TheGoat is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
OK, I didn't say anything before because I thought maybe this was drawn by a friend/relative and I didn't want to be rude, but I don't like the goat.

It's not the "idea" that I don't like, I don't like THAT goat - it doesn't look like a goat to me, and it doesn't look like art that you paid money for. I think I may have said this in the other thread, but it looks "amateurish".

Also, I'd be curious as to what type of "final art" you are supposed to be getting.
Is it going to be actual artwork? (It appears to be completely hand-drawn, including the lettering) Is it going to be scanned, or saved in a format that allows you to hand it to a printer in some sort of USABLE format? Trust me, I did design for print advertising for ten years - people gave me all SORTS of nonsense that was supposed to be their "logo" that was practically useless to me as an artist tasked with using it in their ad.


As for the time to do the job... your call. I guess you could give it another day or two, but unless she were keeping me up to date on "issues" that were causing a delay, I'd start to wonder.
part of my initial requirements were that the final product be delivered in .svg format
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-13-2011, 02:19 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I like your logo and I would go with any of them actually.

Logos can always be changed over time and upgraded to go with a new feel.

Make sure you like it and then run with it
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-13-2011, 12:39 PM
JLH Pro Lawn Care's Avatar
JLH Pro Lawn Care JLH Pro Lawn Care is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Daytona Beach/ormond beach/Port Orange
Posts: 63
Rep Power: 6
JLH Pro Lawn Care is on a distinguished road
Default

I like #2 the best but the eyes on the goat just look wrong....but they all work so you can get vinyl and hit the season runnin
__________________
JLH Pro Lawn Care
(386) 235-0567
jlhprolawncare@gmail.com
www.jlhprolawncare.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-13-2011, 02:45 PM
Growing Green Growing Green is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 323
Rep Power: 0
Growing Green is on a distinguished road
Default

The goat looks scared or has a "puppy eye" look. Makes me feel sorry for the goat. hehe

Still not a bad logo. I like the first logo, but with the green from the 3rd logo.

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-13-2011, 03:51 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

I believe that by adding eyebrows to the goat with a little room to place them, you can give the goat any expression you want.

I do love the expression as is, kind of like the "caught in the action" look.



I would also perhaps replace the letter "O" with the goats head. His head can be used as a letter, compacting your logo and being kind of clever.

There are a ton of ways you can alter it.


#2, I like the grass... Unfortunately I don't like it covering your goat, it's cluttered.



The font on the other's is cartoonish, and I like it. Though I can't help but like #3 the most....




I recommend;

The goat is good, goats are very difficult to draw - though I believe it could be improved.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Graphic design needed Steve Graphic Design Discussions 2 09-19-2007 06:10 PM
Graphic Design work needed Steve Graphic Design Discussions 0 02-12-2007 07:51 PM
Graphic design updates needed Steve Graphic Design Discussions 0 02-11-2007 09:24 PM
Graphic design needed Steve Graphic Design Discussions 0 09-18-2006 03:21 PM
Graphic design help needed Steve Graphic Design Discussions 1 08-07-2006 02:52 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello from Centreville!
Daveylawns
05-23-2016 09:04 AM
Yesterday 04:08 PM
by Steve
1 45
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
05-23-2016 08:41 PM
by Steve
1 37
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
05-23-2016 09:06 AM
by Daveylawns
10 3,742
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
05-22-2016 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
8 253
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
05-21-2016 06:36 PM
by rmccutchan
2 56
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
05-20-2016 07:08 PM
by Stevenor92
8 175
Intro
LaraRahmani
05-18-2016 02:54 PM
05-19-2016 02:43 PM
by Steve
2 94
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
05-18-2016 07:34 PM
by Stevenor92
4 163
New mower!!!!
Stevenor92
05-18-2016 03:46 AM
05-18-2016 06:39 PM
by Stevenor92
2 93
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-18-2016 02:59 PM
by LaraRahmani
1,249 434,474
Stupid idea?
hopolb33
05-13-2016 11:25 AM
05-16-2016 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 133
Planting SKYBOUND CEDARS
FrankieeLawnz
05-13-2016 03:59 PM
05-16-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 119
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
05-15-2016 11:12 PM
by Tree geek
2 166
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-13-2016 11:15 AM
by Steve
11 353
Hello from great state...
Cel1980
05-11-2016 09:00 AM
05-13-2016 11:07 AM
by Steve
2 138
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
05-11-2016 03:54 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
10 401
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-09-2016 07:08 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
16 5,492
Echo SRM 230 trouble.
Jack Rabbit
05-08-2016 06:16 PM
05-08-2016 11:22 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 137
Toro ZTR Issues
rsanchez1203
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-07-2016 10:26 AM
by Steve
2 157
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 265
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 278
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 318
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 297
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 264
» Popular Tags
advertising become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates free lawn care fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro increase customers jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy