Ben Waddell Logo Design Contest

Ben Waddell has selected their winning logo design.

For $325 they received 237 designs from 31 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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fineartphoto
United States

Slogan

Fine Art Photography

What We Do

Fine Art Wedding Photography

Industry

Events

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Professional
#2 - Expensive taste
#3 - Unique

Our Target Audience:

I'm a wedding photographer looking for independent Brides with discerning taste. They typically pay for their own wedding photography and want something that is very professional, modern and unique. My current pricing is in the top tier of my region and I'm looking for a logo that screams "I'm worth it"

Color Preferences

Black, Grey, and White

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

I have several websites where the logo will be used, as well as on business cards, letterhead etc so it would be nice to have one clean logo for all applications. The one that is most important though is my portfolio site:

www.benwaddell.com

The logo needs to look PERFECT in the top left corner of the site:)

Themes

Simple
Gray
Luxury
Expensive
Modern
Refined
Masculine
Playful
Elegant
Adventure

Style

Wordmark

Stylized type that may include small abstract or pictorial elements.
Letterform Mark

A monogram usually consisting of 1-3 letters.
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
Print

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Discussion

Discussion

fineartphoto
United States
Hey guys! I can't believe I already have some examples! I'm not really into pink, or having images of a bride and groom...

Also, don't be afraid to play around with the capitals of my name... benwaddell, BENWADDELL, Benwaddell, etc...

And I want to logo on a white background, so don't bother doing a black background:)

The other comment that might help you is that I'm going to be making my business cards with letterpress... here are a couple links that I love!

http://webdesignledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/letterpress_cards_4.jpg
http://cardobserver.com/gallery/bryon-darby
12 years ago
LotusLogo
Turkey
I have an idea ;)
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
Here is a link to my blog. You will see my current logo in the header, hopefully seeing this will help you because its where my future logo will be!

http://ben-waddell.blogspot.com
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
One more helpful resource... here are a couple photography logo's that I love

http://kuperberg.com/

simple, clean and professional

http://genehiga.net

12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
Just keep in mind I'm going to be printing on letterpress.. I love the expensive, vintage feel!
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
#37 your designs are good but I think I regret mentioning a little blue, and I'm not so sure about the swirlies...
12 years ago
kavonk
Canada
the name is different, here it is Ben Waddell, and on the website is Ben Weddle.
Which one is right?
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
Ben Waddell is the right name, not sure what site you were looking at kavonk...

please do it on a white background. I have ranked some dark backgrounds high because i like the design, but would rather see everything on white!

12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
#56: i think it has great potential, would like to see it developed more... i know that's a vague way of describing it but I don't know what else to say!

12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
#62 is ranked first because I like the simplistic feel. I definitely think I can find something better but I feel like the designers are starting to catch on to what I want a little better.

you guys are awesome!
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
#45 I love the design, would like to see it on white, and I'm starting to like the vintage look. I am going to be doing all my business cards/promotional stuff on letterpress and I think a nice crisp, vintage logo would be awesome.

I'd like it to be a little simpler, but I am excited that you are working on my logo!
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
My wife wants my brand to be a little more vintage and a little more masculine.

clean, simple, vintage, masculine. so please no more shoes, cameras, bride sillhouttes, or swirly thingies:)

12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
I'm not really interested in having my initials "BW" in the logo, just my name is fine.
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
#99 could we try putting the Fine Art Photography inside the brackets? under my name...
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
I really really like the designs that came out for the In Ultra lounge:

http://logotournament.com/contests/in_ultra_lounge

particularly

#66
#149
#122
#214

would like to see some designs that match the professionalism, coolness, and classy look of those logo's!
12 years ago
crcdesigns
United States
Thanks for the feedback. I just saw your comments on this page. If you click on the design you can comment directly to the designer. This page is for more general comments. Just as fyi. I just submitted the new one. Thanks! ;0)
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
#116 can I see it without blue? I like it because it looks professional and simple...
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
#136 is ranked highest because its clean, simple, professional, and looks like a logo I might actually be able to use in my sites... I recieved a bunch of new submissions this morning but they all had flowers and swirly thingies in them. I appreciate the activity but I really don't want flowers!

thanks!
12 years ago
Akerman
Sweden
...according to the ranking made...that means all images are out as well? Not even a crest like Gene Higa?
Seems we are looking at a pure "font-contest" in this case. May the boldest font win! ;-)
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
no, i like the idea of using graphics besides a font but I haven't seen any that i like.
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
# 136, could I see it with a dark background for kicks!
12 years ago
crcdesigns
United States
it's nice to have a clean simple look for your logo, you can play more with graphics with the designs on the actual website, business cards and other printed materials. Great taste! ;0)
12 years ago
fineartphoto
United States
#136

could I see it slightly darker... like

html color: 828180
12 years ago
Drew
United States
WOW. cool. good job ashley!
12 years ago