Completed contest

Cloud Computing Software Company - Logo

cloudscott needed a new logo design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 104 designs submitted by 24 freelance designers.

104
entries
24
designers
1
winner

One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - scribe
Working with Scribe was great, very accomodating. Extremely pleased with the final design. Highly recommended.
- aidanpilet

How cloudscott started their logo design journey

Company name

cloudtric

Overview

We are a stealth-mode startup building software tools to help application developers build and manage systems that use cloud computing platforms like Amazon Web Services, Google App Engine, Sales(Force.com), Rackspace, and a growing list of other services. The name cloudtric comes from the fact that people often compare cloud computing to the electric grid. "turn it on, turn it off" - 100 years ago you needed a generator at your house to have electric, now you just plug in. Same is happening with cloud computing, no more servers in your company, just plug in to "the cloud".

Every startup stays this, but we are building something different, something cool, and we want our logo and branding to convey that, without being too "out there" that we stand out in a negative way when trying to sell to corporations (our primary market).

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

Corporate and startup application developers, architects and system administrators building for the cloud. Typically smart, geeky people that like sharp, clean designs without a lot of fluff.

Requirements

Create me a logo that is more than just stylized text and less than hairy 3d rendering of an electric grid. Something simple. Something sharp. Something that looks great digitally but also prints well on cards, banners, tshirts, stickers, etc. Colors should not be too loud but don't have to be black and white either. We're selling to corporate clients but we're a young company in a hot emerging market, not IBM.

Would like to incorporate the concept of the electric grid in the logo somehow to tie-in with the name itself (cloudtric is a combination of cloud and electric). Some examples (not the only ones, certainly) are an electric outlet, power switch, etc.

Look at what some other players in the cloud space have done with their logos to get an idea of the limits of where we can take the design. Notice they are all sharp, clean logos that would be very appropriate when selling to a corporate client.

http://www.cloudswitch.com
http://www.rightscale.com
http://www.gogrid.com
or really any of the sponsors on this list: http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/gener…rs0410.htm

Note: As for upper case, lower case, etc- I'm not sold one way or another. I'll let the designer help guide my decision on whether it should be cloudtric, CLOUDTRIC, CloudTric, Cloudtric, ClOuDtRiC or something else entirely :)

Custom package

$369

Free features

  • Open contest
  • Fast-tracked

Deliverables

AI
EPS
PDF
PNG
JPG

We've found some similar contests you might like

$299
We build mobile and web apps for outdoor sports (Backcountry Skiing, Trail Running, Snowboarding, Climbing)...
design by cynric design by cynric design by MauraNuhiu
147
entries
53
designers
A$399
Commercial Cleaning...specialising in office cleaning
design by Zhu2hui design by Zhu2hui design by Bluebubble
50
entries
17
designers
$799
The Corner Pocket is the only smoke-free billiards hall and bar in the Florida Panhandle. It is a historic pool hall ...
design by gcsgcs design by A R I A L studios™ design by andjusticeall
65
entries
15
designers
$499
Not Trump supporters...
design by aeperi design by aeperi design by elis nawati
16
entries
5
designers
$299
Auto detailing on demand...
design by bentosgatos design by bentosgatos design by bentosgatos
47
entries
15
designers
$799
We are developing a podcast based on different types of martial arts. We will also be creating a line of clothing app...
design by ReyvanJaya design by ReyvanJaya design by ReyvanJaya
73
entries
15
designers

We saved a spot for your logo design contest.

Get started now
$888
We are rubber / silicone wedding band company. We make wedding rings for those with an active lifestyle...
design by heema design by heema design by cre8ivedepot
312
entries
84
designers
$799
Nyrasta looks at problems and processes in companies across domains to identify opportunities for innovation & improv...
design by pyxz design by pyxz design by pyxz
430
entries
106
designers
CA$399
Films and Documentaries about Endurance Sports / athletes....
design by Tisha art design by smARTbrain™ design by double hand
105
entries
25
designers
$299
Oilfield related working with oil and gas. Checking H2S, monitor gas levels. Target is oil companies....
design by signe' design by Bits Graphix design by fenix82
42
entries
12
designers
$299
Cuyuna Company is a Minnesota-based outdoor apparel brand focused on tourist mountain bikers and adventurists.
design by Ms. Cha design by M E L O design by MSchertler
85
entries
10
designers
€279
HELLO THERE! In the last three years I've baked over 150 different cakes on my weekends- so I think I can say that b...
design by Dragona99 design by Dragona99 design by Dragona99
189
entries
14
designers