In the process of setting up my Etsy shop I decided that I need a signature logo to brand my products. I have a general sense of what I want the logo to look like and express. I want it to indicate innovative design, good craftsmanship and my love of color. After a couple weeks of trying to create a logo with my limited ability to use graphic arts programs I gave up in frustration. I know I could learn one of these programs with a time investment. But right now I am focusing on improving my photography skills and have limited time.
Given all this, I decided to hire some help. I found Ariel Tyndell who is graphic design student with an Etsy design shop. She posted this ad:
I can design a clean and professional quality custom logo for your shop or business. I will draw up 3-5 concept logos and edit the concept of your choosing until you are satisfied with the design. Since I am a student and have much more to learn I am very open to constructive criticism!
If you are interested and ready to purchase from me, purchase a listing and I will send you a short questionnaire to help me get a sense of what you need. Make sure you include your email address in the memo. I will then create 3-5 ideas for you to choose from and once you choose the concept you like we will collaborate to get the best design. Once the logo is perfect I will send it to you in EPS, PDF, JPG and PNG formats.
I hired her and I am enjoying the process. I sent back her questionnaire and after several days she sent me her first draft of several logo concepts. I really like her work and have thoughts about how to proceed. But I'm also interested in what you think. Which of these logo concepts best represents me and my work? Do you have any suggestions for design improvements? Please answer these questions with a comment. Your comment won't show right away. (I have to moderate comments because someone leaves pornographic statements and links. YUK!)