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New banner ad wanted for DIY Decorating Guru

$299

Banner ad contest

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by Irismonet

Contest started Fri, 01 Jun 2012 02:51:42 +0000

Last feedback Sat, 09 Jun 2012 02:59:16 +0000

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Client has no refunds

1. Qualifying round
Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.
2. Select finalists
The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.
3. Final round
Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.
4. Select winner
The client picks a winning design.
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1. Qualifying round

Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.

2. Select finalists

The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.

3. Final round

Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.

4. Select winner

The client picks a winning design.

Top entries

Design brief

Organization name

DIY Decorating Guru

Description of business

I have an interior design business that I am now targeting a niche market. I am going after the DIY crowd, the Lowes and Home Depot Crowd. I offer 2 hour blocks of consulting where I go in and they have a list of questions for me to answer. DIY clients love to shop and plan and do a lot of the work themselves, but need help with scale, pulling things together, reading plans, doing floorplans, advice on actual work, materials, etc. I provide answers to all of thier questions - regardless of topic. I have all areas covered - from construction, acrchitecture, colors, shopping, materials, resources, getting permitss and processes... etc. THEY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL JUST FOR THE QUESTIONS THAT THEY HAVE and do the rest themselves....

Organization industry

Architectural

Description

I need the logo/design with my business name....

My business name is:

DIY Decorating Guru

Tag Line:

Here for you when you need a little expert advice

 I need something that stands out. I need it to stand apart from other designs. I need it to be recognizable. I need a statement piece. More than just playing with fonts. 

I want a banner type header/ad that I can put across my website,facebook, stationairy, etc. I want one theme and look for ALL of my items. So, my logo will come from this as well. But, I want my branding to cross over to many formats. This is the beginning and I will request more after this one.

My colors are either in the rich spice tones OR purple, red, saturated colors. 

I don't want it to be too kitchy. I have thought about using my own image. Either a graphic or real photo inset. I like it to be a bit feminine. I am including one example below that I really like the look of.  I don't want it to look too corporate, dark or stoggy. However, I am classy, sophisticated, creative and don't want it to be sexy. That is not my market. My target market is "Middle America". Mostly women and couples in their early thirties to late forties. 

I am going to upload a few photos of me so that you get a feel for what I look like.

Here are a couple that are appealing to me.

http://www.facebook.com/LadyBlossoms

This person has a playful spirit. There are lots of different things that are playing with each other like the flower/chair that she is sitting on, the font is nice, colors are great!

http://soughtafterspeaker.com/get-b

This person has consistent branding with everything she does and that's the direction that I want to go

SINCE I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM SOMEONE OUTSIDE OF THE US... I thought that I would define DIY. DIY= Do it Yourself. It is a term used to describe homeowners that like to decorate or do construction projects on their own homes. They don't hire professionals. They like to do the work themselves. I hope that helps.....

Further requirements

I am open. I like clean but artsy designs. Nothing too cluttered. The link above is very similar to my style.

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