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Entry #23 - Logo design - by Peter Vukovich

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Tech Logo - Geeky without being Cheesy

$495

Logo design contest

Custom package purchased for $495

(including 99designs fees)

by tommy99

Contest started Fri, 29 Oct 2010 21:43:54 +0000

Last feedback Mon, 01 Nov 2010 16:27:06 +0000

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Client has no refunds

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Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.
2. Select winner
The client picks a winning design.
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1. Open round

Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.

2. Select winner

The client picks a winning design.

This contest has finished. Congratulations to the winning designer Peter Vukovich !

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Design brief

Brief Overview

The site is not yet launched, but will be a reference site for IT terms. Think of it as a cross between any dictionary site and Wikipedia.

Brand Name

Techopedia.com

Target Audience

Target audience is IT professionals. Think developers, network admins, CIOs, and students studying to get into the industry.

Requirements

I hate the term, but the logo should be somewhat web 2.0ish in that we are aiming for an overall site design with simplicity at its core.

The site is for techies - guys who are proud of being geeks. What I mean by "geeky without being cheesy" is that it can be more exciting than the average corporate logo, but I'm not a fan of the logo at geek.com (http://a.fsdn.com/gc/wp-content/the…r/logo.gif)

I debate between whether logo should include an actual dictionary. The following example for dictionary.com might be a good balance:
http://www.segura-inc.com/portfolio…on_project

Other notes:
-we don't have our color scheme yet, but are leaning towards blue with beige as an accent color on subnavs, etc
-would like to see it both with ".com" and without.
-please also sneak in a small trademark "tm"

Examples:
1) http://stackoverflow.com/
-great logo in that it is simple and clean but also symbolic

2) http://semaca2005.deviantart.com/ar…-108793089
-kind of cool in that the "squiggle" really has nothing to do with photoshop. Logo separates the "pedia" from the main subject of the site

3) http://designkingz.deviantart.com/a…n-90149230
-simple, but professional

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