Entry #15 - Button & icon design - by mrdesign

Geospike Pty Ltd picked a winning design in their button or icon contest

For just $170, they received 15 designs from 6 designers.

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We need some Placeholder Loading Graphics


Custom Button or icon package

Purchased for $170

(including 99designs fees)

By William Denniss
  • Last feedback - Sun, 12 Feb 2012 01:34:19 +0000
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  • Qualifying
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  • Selected finalists
  • The contest holder selected 1 finalist


  • Final round
  • Finalists continued to submit designs


  • Selected a winner
  • The contest holder awarded a winner


Congratulations to the winner, mrdesign!

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Design brief

Organization name

Geospike Pty Ltd

Description of business

Spike your world with Geospike, a new geoblogging network and app for instantly capturing moments on-the-go and building a travel history. Each spike pairs your geographic location with your own notes and photo gallery.

Organization industry



We need some nice looking placeholder graphics for our iOS App.

The graphics are shown while the images they are substituting for are being processed (e.g. downloading or saving).

The 3 placeholder graphics needed are:

1. map is downloading
2. photograph is downloading
3. photograph is being saved to disk

The images should convey both the element itself (i.e. a map or photograph), and the action (e.g. downloading or saving), through symbols.

I have attached a possible design idea I had: 'possible_design.JPG'. Maybe someone could try designing this with some proper graphics? Be sure to use vector graphics, as we wish to scale these images.

- Stylistically, the placeholders should have a similar look and feel to each other.
– No text
– No animation
- The symbols in the image should be easily understandable to anyone, regardless of nationality or language
- Symbols should be provided in vector graphics, so they can be rasterised out to a few different sizes (with some nice effects applied at that point).
– Subdued colors, nothing bright.
- If you include a "placemark" or "pin" element on the map then PLEASE use the Geospike Pin, an image of which is attached. Don't use the Google Maps style pin.
- PLEASE REVIEW THE ATTACHMENTS to get the required size of these designs, and other information.

After this competition, we will have some additional similar graphics we need created. We will likely offer the winner of this competition the chance for some additional work using 99Design's 1-to-1 system.

Further requirements

I recently launched a logo design competition with 99 designs where the winner was awarded over $700. We are serious about our work, and will do our best to communicate with you. I strongly recommend you read the brief, and download the attachments. At least half of the designs eliminated from our other competition were when people did not read this information – so lets not waste each other's time!

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