99Designs worked like a charm for us. We were awarded with the Bronze Cooperation Identity Package as participant at the Berlin Startup Academy. Our company was in a transition from our original name (thalami) to our new name (medizintechnikmarkt). We needed a new logo and a new design. So 99Designs was just right for us.
We worked closely with the team in Berlin in order to get everything right. When the first designs were submitted I had to steer quite a bit in order to avoid the designers all going into one particular direction. The 99Designs Team suggested to make the contest “blind” in order to avoid some kind of mass movement. This was the right decision. We tried to give feedback every 8-10 hours in order to advance the designs as much as possible before making a decision. Some of the designs were just plain funny, but most were really good. In the end we had two designers with one logo family each in the final. The decision was not easy so we actually made a poll and found that our personal favourite was also the most popular with our friends. To finish than the details on each item was still some work, but in the end we are very happy with the package.
We worked with a single designer before as well. But I have to say that the 99Designs approach is yielding better results, since you get a lot more input and different angles on the logo.
We thank the 99Designs Team and award 5 Stars: Our Favorit!