The response time was very efficient! Her creativity and willingness to make changes was great!
I was really impressed with Alius. He submitted a variety of interesting, thoughtful and creative concepts for my logo design, was very responsive to my feedback and quick to implement changes. In the final round we worked together to perfect the logo and I was really pleased with the outcome. The handover was a breeze. I would happily work with him again and highly recommend him.
- Smurf Creative
Smurf Creative did a great, professional job and I'm very happy with the logo!
Great service! Super creative!
How Chad Q started their logo design journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I am a psychologist. My products are counselling and coaching (face-face, Skype, email) addressing carers and sufferers of chronic illness. I'm in the process of rebranding from a general psychology practice with a number of psychologists to a solo practice with an interactive blog to on sell information products- webinar, public speaking events, ebook / DVD. Targeting carers of people with chronic illnes, chronic illness sufferers and those at risk of developing chronic illness. Clients need hope that they can feel better emotionally and that I can help them to not just feel less sad but to actually see the good things in there lives and to appreciate these things. These clients often feel unsupported, alone, misunderstood, sad and fearful of getting sicker or life getting harder. Carers can feel overwhelmed and get run down. They can feel resentment that there needs aren't getting met but also feel guilty about feeling this way. Relationships between carers and patients can become tense as each person tries to cope and appear that they coping well even when they aren't. The marketing plan is to target carer associations for different chronic illnesses (cancer, MS, Parkinson's disease, dementia) and use them as the initial contact to access carers and those with a chronic illness that need help. Down the track It also involves helping people that are at risk of developing chronic illness (cardiovascular disease, diabetes) to make lifestyle changes to be healthier and happier.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
While I really like the designs on the dark backgrounds with all the super bright colours, I realize that they may be overpowering and potentially too energetic for carers and sufferers of chronic illness. While those designs could work well with promoting good health and feeling great - I think they are too much for the carers and patients with chronic illness. No designs on really dark backgrounds - stick with a white background / cream background. I don't want a design that clearly represents two people connecting. For clients the situation can be hard and there are some things outside their control, but they have choices over how they think and relate to the hardship - shifting from crisis mode, to acceptance, management, creating a new normal that is different but still has things they can enjoy and look forward to - still living. Still connecting with the world. So its about choice and the power of choice and moving with it versus getting stuck in it. There are different paths to follow / directions to take. Chronic illness for patients and carers contains uncertainty about the future - where the illness will take you and when. It's helping the carer and patient to focus on what they can control and make good choices in those areas. Even if the illness ultimately results in death - there are still choices that can be made while they are alive that makes life better and more meaningful or worse. This is reflected in the sample designs I've uploaded. I don't want to give the impression that it's a simple process (a clear straight line to the sun) but you can navigate your way through versus getting stuck and down. I can help guide and support them on that journey.
I've added some mazes below. I'm not sure that an actual maze is needed in the design but maybe something that touches on the idea that there are many paths, it be confusing and scary, but there is a way through it that can have some positive experiences, feelings, insights. The other designs I've added I see as communicating different paths to go up, to go forward. You could even include a path that goes backward and / or a point of origin that you need to move from. The path could be a line, curves, dots (stepping stones). I'm also open to a design that involves the letter "a" as part of a graphic.