anyslide Logo Design Contest

anyslide has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 187 designs from 26 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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thriveresources
United States

Slogan

give great presentations

What We Do

Anyslide enables people to easily create and share online multimedia slide presentations with webcam video narration, to be used for product sales, support, and personal experiences (vacation pictures, etc.).

Industry

Internet

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Simplicity - we make it easy to share information, including webam video narration
#2 - Time savings - reduce labor by using our services to answer questions or pitch a product anytime, anywhere
#3 - Accurate information - salespeople and customer service people can give false info accidentally, using our service eliminates this because it is always as accurate as it was when it was recorded

Our Target Audience:

Small business owners, sales and customer service departments at larger companies, and tech people who want to use the latest technology to share personal experiences. Age range likely to be 24 - 50, and probably split 50/50 male/female, college graduates. Interested in using technology to reduce labor expenses and give them more time to do other things (our technology allows them to answer questions once, then refer/send people to the online presentation). Likely busy people that value their time more than anything.

Color Preferences

Maybe red "any" and gray "slide" ("anyslide"), but open to alternatives. Not black (want friendly look).

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Was thinking that an asterisk to the left ("*anyslide") would make it easier to put the logo along with the product to convey that the system ours (link to our site) but not be too obtrusive with "powered by" (kill two birds with one stone) like the clearspring.com logo does. I would like there to be a graphic to the left representing a slide (like powerpoint from microsoft) with a webcam in the lower right (just off the slide to represent that the webcam video is narrating the slide).

Themes

Simple
Necessity
Economical
Secure
Colorful
Modern
Commonplace

Style

Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

thriveresources
United States
I like the simplicity of #2. Also, I really like the red and black (I know I said no black, but I was wrong!) as it is used here.

I also liked the flow of #4 but it helped me realize that the asterisk is a bad idea (I will just add it to the product where appropriate, it does not need to be in the official logo). The simplicity of #2 delivers what we are about better than the others so far. Thank you for the effort though @negative space and @pfdesigner!!!
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
#9 is interesting but I don't think the target market will get it (think gmail and other web 2.0 site users)... the simpler the better.

I really like #11, how about making the webcam a little more obvious by having it come out of the slide? It is ok if the webcam comes out lower right/bottom to appear somewhat separate.
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
Really like the multiple slides, size of the webcam, colors, font, and .com of #13! Wow, this is a great service...
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
#15 has a font that some people may not understand, #16 is much better along the same lines of the design.
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
#19 and #20 don't show what we do enough.
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
#21, #22, #23 don't have any graphics that help convey what we do, which is a requirement for this logo. Thank you for the effort though!
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
Right now the ideal logo would be a mix... the graphic colors of #24 with a webcam like #13, and the word, font, and .com (but the .com a touch bigger) like #16.
13 years ago
bugy
Australia
Dear CH,
please keep in mind that this is a contest where all designers compete against each other, we are not a design team. Asking designers to borrow ideas from each other will result in conflicts and logocourt cases, this combined with all designs looking very similar will severely limit the number of designers that enter your contest.

regards,
bugy.
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
@bugy - Sorry, I didn't realize that it was inappropriate to comment/advise across designers/submissions. This is my first time using a service like this and I have been very happy so far with the results. I will do my best to describe ideas without referencing another designer's submission from now on. Thank you for the heads up!
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
Dear Designers - Per bugy's comment, I apologize for my previous comments requesting "like #X", I meant no offense. I appreciate all of your efforts and will be better about describing ideas using designs from the designer in question.

If you have any pull with LT, I would recommend that you use it to have them educate clients in advance on the appropriate etiquette of this service, so that more of you are interested in submitting designs.

Thank you all!
13 years ago
bugy
Australia
no worries, there are certain elements that are very generic and can be used by any designer, stuff like shadows and reflections or shiny effects.

the other thing thats fine to recommend is text. Unless a designer does something unique to customize his text anyone can use that typeface and its fine to recommend it to other designers. It's a similar story with colour's (especially if you mentioned them in the original brief.)

regarding info, take a read of this post:
http://logotournament.com/forum/general_discussion/914
im sure you will find it very helpful.

thanks for understanding,
bugy.
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
@bugy - Thanks!

@ all designers - Thank you so much so far for your effort! I just added some back to the rankings from NI, as I think that is the better thing to do per bugy's post. Let me know if you aren't feeling the love, as all of these designs have opened my eyes to this process and I appreciate them very much.
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
Sorry for the delay @SpeedLogo, I just noticed that there were additional comments on the main board (figured the system would notify me!), since most of the comments have been designer specific after the @bugy post. Still learning...

OK, so maybe I'm off base about how this type of service/contest works, and I'm willing to correct that with some additional feedback (@gerasidi, and any others, too). I thought that keeping at least one design that had a reasonable chance of winning per designer that submitted, in the ranked area, was the right thing to do, rather than have lots of versions of the same concept in the ranked area. So, I have been attempting to take the ranks seriously (even though I flip flop a little) and ensure that each designer has one of each concept in the ranked area (unless the design just doesn't work at all per my description, such as no webcam).

I really do want to do right by all of the great designers that have participated, please let me know if you would rather see more of the same concept in the rankings, and I'll do my best to do that. My understanding is that designers hate when a CH puts up lots of variations on a concept, effectively driving down a different concept in the ranks. So, I've been mentally grouping them as concepts and keeping one (sometimes a couple) of variations ranked.

FYI we get almost NO education as CH, only something along the lines of "comment and rank often".

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback!!!
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
Thanks to @speedlogo for setting me straight on some of the more elusive intent-based nuances of this service, I have added several logos to the rank area from the NI area. Thank you all for your efforts, I am absolutely open to alternatives!!!
13 years ago
crcdesigns
United States
You have a lot of great designs here. Good luck choosing. I enjoyed working with you! ;0)
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
Thank you everyone for the great designs! This just got a lot harder, with a lot of designs recently submitted. I'm getting them ranked quickly, and will try to give comments if I think changes will make it the winner. Thank you again for all of your efforts!!!
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
I'm planning to review with some other people and will hopefully choose by sometime tomorrow. Thank you again for all of your efforts!!!
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
Hello designers, thank you all for such great effort! It appears as though a new designer that is made #1 during the judging phase needs to be investigated before that design can be selected as the winner. I have requested a few revisions from that designer (just prior to it being put on hold), which I hope the designer can submit even during the investigation period (assuming they know they will pass).

Pending that outcome, I will decide ASAP. Just wanted to keep anyone interested up to date, thank you again!!!
13 years ago
thriveresources
United States
Thank you everyone for a great contest, I really appreciate everyone's efforts!!!
13 years ago