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by TripleDogDare

Contest started Sun, 20 May 2012 20:33:49 +0000

Last feedback Sat, 26 May 2012 06:35:41 +0000

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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.
4. Select winner
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.

This contest has finished. Congratulations to the winning designer Hybrid_Design !
Organization name
Pixtamatic from Triple Dog Dare Studios
Description of the organization and its target audience

We build games and utilities for mobile devices

Industry

Games & Recreational

Description

Our game studio will be releasing a small utility application for iOS and Android within the next couple of weeks. The app is called Pixtamatic and it allows you to enter text and easily create a picture incorporating that text, which you can then post to Twitter or Facebook from the app.

The practice of posting "pictures of words" to Facebook and Twitter is fairly popular, including inspirational quotes, political messages, funny memes, etc. Pixtamatic makes it easy to create and post these pictures from a mobile device. Simply type in your text and go. You can choose from a wide variety of backgrounds, fonts, text colors and size, etc. You can see a full screen preview of your picture. When you're finished, you can post to Twitter or Facebook, or save it on your device.

Triple Dog Dare Games is looking for an app icon for the iOS and Android versions of Pixtamatic. We will need this rendered at all icon sizes (from 512x512 for the app stores, all the way down).

Notes

The Pixtamatic app will be pretty much a one-off utility application, so it does not need to have any design relationship with Triple Dog Dare Games. We're just looking for cool app icon that hopefully communicates to some extent what the app does (makes words/text into pictures, and posts them).

Please review the screen shots of the app posted here to get an idea of how it look/works.

For the purpose of choosing a winning icon design, we'd like to see the 512x512 and the 57x57. Since this will be used for iOS, please indicate whether the icon is designed as "pre-rendered" or whether it is designed to have the default app store "gloss" applied.

For the final design, we will need the vector source files and rendered versions of all iOS and Android icon sizes (29, 36, 48, 50, 57, 58, 72, 96, 114, 512).

Good luck!

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    1. User
      TripleDogDare
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      Wed, 23 May 2012 18:14:11 +0000
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      I think the "Polaroid" style photo element used in several of these designs is a good way to communicate that this app makes pictures without being a photography/camera app. I wouldn't mind seeing more variations on that theme.

      The pencil element included in several of these designs is a good indicator that you are creating content, but I worry a little that this might imply that you can draw pictures, or draw on pictures, when in fact all you can do is "type" text onto pictures. I like the idea of some kind of keyboard key (maybe a "P") combined with a photo/picture element in some way, but that might be too busy for an icon. I'm not saying I wouldn't go with a pencil, just that I'd like to see some alternate representations for the "editing" concept.

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      TripleDogDare
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      Tue, 22 May 2012 18:02:10 +0000
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      I don't think that it's really necessary to have the name of the app in the icon itself, at least on the small sizes. Consider the Pandora icon, which uses their trademarked "P" design with a stylized "Pandora" underneath in medium/large sizes, but at very small sizes (like on the web site icon) they just have the "P" with no wordmark underneath. At very least we'd want a design that worked with or without the name of the app (for the small sizes).

      Keep in mind that on the home screen of an iOS device and most Android devices, the name of the app will appear directly below the icon. So as I said above, I'm not necessarily opposed to having the name on the icon, but I'm not sure how much it's adding, and it needs to work without the name also.

      Also, the relationship of the word elements is "pix" (picture) and "tamatic" being the suffix as in instamatic (which itself is using "matic" as in automatic), so breaking the word physically or stylistically in the middle ("pixta matic") doesn't really work.

      I think it is a good idea to stay away from camera imagery, as that might be misleading, but maybe some play on photos (with text / typing / quotation marks / pencil / etc) would be something to consider. Maybe some element implying typing or a keyboard key. Maybe using a stylized "P".

      Looking forward to seeing some great designs.