Gateways International Logo Design Contest

Gateways International has selected their winning logo design.

For $350 they received 202 designs from 36 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief Hide
gateways
Canada

Slogan

Touching tomorrow's discoveries with today's minds.

What We Do

www.i-gate.ca
We are a company based upon discovering powerful princples and applying them in business and learning.

Industry

Consulting

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Fire
#2 - Universe
#3 - Rings

Our Target Audience:

I want a logo that brings us and those who work with us to the edge of the universe. We are a company that apply powerful principles to learning and use them to change paradygms.

Color Preferences

Blue, Red or water and fire.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Already stated

Themes

Modern
Adventure
Colorful
Refined
Exotic
Elegant

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.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
Print
Signs
Television

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Discussion

Discussion

gateways
Canada
Our company colors can be seen on our site; www.i-gate.ca.
They are blue, orange and green.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#1 Can you make the rings look like they are on fire and make they more of a ripple effect? Our name is hard to see to. If you want, don't make it look like an emblem if that's too hard.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
Here's a cool pic of ezekiel's vision. http://aartisticaffinity.com/EzekielsVision.jpg. Just so you have an idea of what I am talking about.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#2 This is much closer to what I am looking for. I would like to see some variations of this.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#2 and #3 are definitely the closest to what I have in mind.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#3 if you could make the rings like a ripple effect...that's what I am hoping for. Otherwise, it looks great!
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#5 I think I prefer it without the emblem look.
12 years ago
delavie
United States
I noticed that your #1 choice is spelled wrong... GATEWAY not GATEWAYS....FYI
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
Thanks Delavie. I didn't even notice that.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#1 #2 #3 #4 We are on the right track now. A bit too complex. I would like to see a bit simplier.

#1 The name should capture the attention of the viewer and then the logo. Maybe one flame with the bowl? The font for the name is awesome. Maybe make the logo on the side rather than on top?

Anyway, thanks for the excellent work so far. I look forward to seeing the work continue.
:)
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#2 I love the font as well. However, I am not looking for an olympic symbol, but more of a ripple symbol.

Hopefully, you will keep trying. Thanks for the excellent work so far.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#3 You really have a great idea that you have put together...now it just has to convey the level of professionalism that we want. Crisper and cleaner lines. Logo is great, but not so front and centre.

Thanks though for the work!
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
Maybe, if I explain this, it might help.

I believe that one of the fundamental principles of light/energy is ripples like water. So I want to capture this imagery in my logo.

One day, a major division of our company is going to be science. So I want to build that into the logo. Not something that people are going to think it's water, but that it's a rippling effect. Like concentric circles.

Sorry that this is difficult to explain.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
Smaller logos please.

When you are thinking about this logo...think discovery....think invention...think creation.

Thanks!
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#31
Back ground 9/10. Lettering 9/10. Logo 7/10. Colors 8/10. Creativity 8/10
Overall 8.25/10

Comments
This is getting to be very good. Great job. I would love to see other concepts on the logo.


#35
Background 7/10. Lettering 8/10. Logo 6/10. Colors 9/10. Creativity 8/10

Overall
7.66/10

Comments
I love the graphic and the colors. The logo is a bit too cartoonish. Needs to be more real now and smaller.

#26
Background 7/10. Lettering 7/10. Logo 6/10. Colors 7/10. Creativity 7/10
Over all 7/10

Comments
I like the simplicisty of it, but it feels like it is lacking the discovery element. That we are a company about to discover. Great job though. Please keep trying. You have done some excellent work so far.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#36
Background 7/10. Lettering 7/10. Logo 9/10. Colors 9/10. Creativity 10/10
Overall: 8.66/10

Comments:
Ok, now we are moving in the realms of Discovery. Great job TS Designs. I don't know if you change the background it will detract from the logo and the lettering, but I would love to see some variations. Overall, you are definitely on the right track to what I want.
Thanks!


12 years ago
TSDesigns
United Kingdom
Hi There

Was just about to say that i had only put it up as a first draft idea as wasn't sure you like it.

However...

Background: could please clarify that a bit more as in which part of the design?

Lettering: This was only place holder font really so am in the process of modifying a couple of fonts i had for you

Logo: i need to touch it up a bit more as it was a draft so look out for that one

Colors: The gradients used and colors are my first instincts but if you have any preferences or directions would love to hear them.

Kind Regards



12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#36

Background
Is white. Not that this is a bad thing, but like I said it would be great to see variations. However, it might distract from the logo so it's hard to say.

Letter
I would like to see some different fonts. So far, the best lettering is #38. I like it because it is simple, clean and bold. It is very international..it says to me we know who we are, we are confident in our business. #35 would be great on a hockey jersey and it looks great, but not for an international consulting/education firm. You know what I mean?

Logo
This is the strongest part of what is done. I love the creativity about this. I would love to see some variations, like maybe a small globe in the middle, but it will be hard to beat this. A globe might be too much. Once again, it's hard to say.

Creativity
I gave you a 10 because of the logo. Once again, it's really good.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#38
Back ground 9/10. Lettering 9/10. Logo 7.5/10. Colors 8/10. Creativity 8/10
Overall 8.30/10

Comments
So far, I love your background and lettering. It's fantastic. However, I would love to see some work on the logo. The logo isn't meant to be a teardrop or water...but the edge of the universe. Try to capture what is happening in space. I know this is a hard concept to understand...thanks for trying so much. :)
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#40
Back ground 7/10. Lettering 7/10. Logo 7.5/10. Colors 9/10. Creativity 8/10
Overall 7.5/10

Comments
The colors in the logo are really deep! Just the logo is too too big and takes away from the letters. I know, this is a hard to find a balance. Stronger lettering maybe? The letters are pretty good, but I like #38 letters the best. Read what I say to #38 in the post above. Maybe make Gateways a different color than black? Creativity...hard to see what the logo is...is it the edge of the universe or is it a cartoon?
Thanks though...good job.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#36 is still in first.

I am just giving us a bit of exposure on the portfolio page by giving some of the new designs the showcase at number 1.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#42
Back ground 9/10. Lettering 9/10. Logo 8/10. Colors 8/10. Creativity 8/10
Overall 8.30/10

Comments
Everything is still the same..which is great.Logo is good, but needs work. Maybe make the drop into a planet. Can you try that? #36 still has the best logo.

12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#43

Too much like a feather or a toy. #42 is better because it is simplier.

I am going to stop talking now and try to let you guys discover. I am only going to writes small notes now. In my eyes, #36's logo is the best and right now #42 has the best overall design. So it's really close right now.

Thanks for your continued effort.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
HALFWAY MARK
43 entries
2 competing for top spot and 4 contenders.
#42 and #36 have the best designs so far, but some amazing work has been done.
Restless 48...I love your attitude and perseverence. Please keep trying.

To everyone, this is really hard to judge so thank you for your patience and kindness. Also, thank you for your dedication to this project. God willing, there will be more. :)
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
I guess this is where it gets hard.

Please use your own ideas and creativity. #36 created their own logo through creativity.

Please create your logos through your own creativity. Otherwise, this contest is over and #36 wins if they give me a better lettering. hint hint.

Ok? I am not blaming anyone. I just want it to be fair. Right? You have to talk to me so I can know if you agree or not. So please let me know. Otherwise, silence is consent. Thanks!
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
From what my designer just told me, the background isn't too important.

Also, to keep this fair. I am going to stop the grades.

I am just going to comment on the top three designs.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#46
This logo is too bold. It needs to be more abstract. Please try and create a paradox. There are a few elements working here so you need to be able to work off of these elements. Do you know what I mean?

Yes, we are an international company that has bold vision and do amazing things, but we also teach children simple things. We are a paradox.

Can you capture that with a logo? I don't know. So far there is one design that is close to capturing this.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#50
I like the idea and the lettering is getting better. But the logo is too big.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#52
Ok, I really like the lettering and how the logo integrates into the graphic. The logo is too abstract mabye? There are some great logos where they are a part of the lettering. Could you try that?
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#51
I like it. Change the color of Gateways to blue. I think that looks the best. Also, I like the capital letters. I really like the logo. Very nice. What would it all look like if it were clean rather than the effect it has right now?
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#52
I also really lke the colors.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#36
Bolder lettering. Blue Gateways and orange International.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#50
Smaller logo.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#51
Ok, the letters are flames...cool! What if you make the letters capitals?
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
Changes to the brief...please review. Most of the changes have come because of going through this process.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#54
Good work. Looking a lot better. I would like to see some original work though. More orginality would be great.

The idea is discovery. So please bring this out. If you were to walk to the edge of the universe...what would you find?
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#54
What would it look like with a globe in the middle, rather than fire?
12 years ago
KABAYANYABA
Indonesia
i think it would be look like saturn...
12 years ago
KABAYANYABA
Indonesia
I very enthusiastically to this contest, I submit some of the logo that represents the universe...
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
haha...probably, but what if you made the planet look like earth?

Ok, these new designs look great. #61 What if you had flames going through the lettering, what would that look like? These designs are starting to get better than #36.

Thank you for your hard work.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
Ok, I have made #57 number 1. #61 reminded me too much of curling. #57 reminds me more of the universe. This could be a tough design to beat.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#63
Is amazing. I love it. To me it talks about looking at new possibilities. What's on the horizon. It says that there is hope! Great job.

I would love to see variations of this, but I don't know if we are going to beat this one.

Can you now include our logo; "Touching tomorrow's discoveries with today's minds."

#68
I love this one too. I love the logo, it looks great, but I really like #63. It starting to capture the vision of our company.

12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#70
I really like this one. I am going to have think on this for a bit and look back. This is getting tough now.
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#71
The lettering is too crowded. Somehow make it less crowded.
Thanks
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#73
I really like it other than the logo. Can you try a few different logos? What user name are you usually Joe?
12 years ago
gateways
Canada
#73
I really like it other than the logo. Can you try a few different logos? What user name are you usually Joe?
12 years ago
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