Code Works Plus Logo Design Contest

Code Works Plus has selected their winning logo design.

For $325 they received 260 designs from 51 different designers from around the world.
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Logo Design Brief
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codeworksplus
United States

Slogan

Sharpening the cutting edge of technology

What We Do

We build high traffic, high quality websites. We specialize in programming above all else.

Industry

Technology

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Second-to-none quality
#2 - We are trustworthy and will get the job done on time, properly done, everytime
#3 - Innovative

Our Target Audience:

Business clients and occasionally personal clients who are looking to increase their revenue, appearance and marketability with a website that is more than a few pretty pictures. We have many serious corporate clients we work with, and while our primary audience is businesses, we still like to keep it semi-playful and fun to work with.

Color Preferences

Our current website is www.codeworksplus.com We are not opposed to changing the color scheme on our site if a logo is done in a nice quality. Design is not our specialty, so it is hard to say what specifically we're wanting color-wise or design wise

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Programming/Code is our thing, design is not, so we're looking for something that expresses our mentality to someone interested in our work that is on par with the quality that we do. We're going to be having business cards printed up with the design on them and handing them out to clients, perhaps a letter head etc, so we want to make sure the logo will say enough to get someone interested in seeing what we've got to offer.

We regularly form partnerships with different designers based on the quality of their work and pricing, so we will have additional work available (usually 1-2 designs per week for a couple different designers) for quality designers.

UPDATE: We are interested in perhaps trying to make the CWP (or something close to that) brandable and stick out so we could just use the shortened version in places, but also show the full version on our website and certain locations. Other ideas are more than welcome, and as stated before we don't do design, so it's very possible you've got ideas that are better than what we've got in mind, and we encourage you to post those ideas as well

Themes

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Modern
Secure

Style

Wordmark

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

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
Abstract Mark

Abstract shapes and symbols convey an idea or feeling.
Letterform Mark

A monogram usually consisting of 1-3 letters.
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Applications

Web
Print
Signs
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

codeworksplus
United States
I've gotten a lot of great designs. The ones that I like the most are the ones with nice graphic work like on #'s 54, 55, and 60. But the most important thing is that I have something brand able (i.e the nike swoosh). Please post any questions on here. Thank you and good luck!
13 years ago
codeworksplus
United States
We've been getting lots of great entries, but nothing that has just jumped out as a clear winner, so we have decided to extend the contest. If we get a great logo submitted, we may call it early. Tonight we will make sure that every logo has some detailed feedback, and we welcome anyone who would like to submit revised drafts (or new drafts). We're really liking the route of #54, and it's pretty clear at this point to a few of the things we really like and a few of the things that aren't so hot in our minds:

* having CWP in the design AND having Code Works Plus written out (either in a separate area or connected doesn't matter)
* having the slogan isn't helping, it doesn't look that great
* lots of colors is just a bit distracting and isn't in the direction we want to go. keep it simple, use a few colors and just keep it smooth
* Random extra characters aren't what we're going for. We'd like to have the word/CWP there, and an icon/symbol that can be associated with our company. above all else, we're most interested in having a brandable logo that we can have someone look at and know who it is. we'll be putting this in the footer on sites that we work on, our business cards and advertising materials, and it's overly important that we can have the full version with Code Works Plus, or just show the symbol/icon and have them be interchangeable.

Thanks for all the great submissions, and we're really excited about picking a winner soon!
13 years ago
codeworksplus
United States
There was a black and white design that was submitted with 2 gears on the right side that was withdrawn and I believe put in the negative pile by my partner. If you can resubmit that, it was actually very interesting.
13 years ago
codeworksplus
United States
We've gotten lots of great submissions and are eagerly going through them. Right now we're testing out what looks good with our current site. If anyone would like to test some of their logos against our design to see what we're seeing, you can go to www.codeworksplus.com/testlogos.php and put in a logo, and it will redirect you to our front page, but with your logo instead of ours. We want to make sure that whatever we've chosen looks good with our current ideas. Thanks to everyone for submitting some great works!
13 years ago
GraySource
Philippines
Hi. Just a question...what size should the logo be to be able to upload?

Thanks,

GraySource
13 years ago
codeworksplus
United States
The logo can be uploaded at any size and the system will accommodate and make space for it.
13 years ago
GraySource
Philippines
I was able to do it already.

Thanks.
13 years ago
codeworksplus
United States
Thank you to everyone that submitted designs, we will be going over them in the next 24 hours and picking a winner. Thanks again.
13 years ago