Harbor Constructors Logo Design Contest

Harbor Constructors has selected their winning logo design.

For $250 they received 411 designs from 46 different designers from around the world.
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Logo Design Brief
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Harbor
United States

What We Do

We provide commercial general contracting and consulting services.

Industry

Construction

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - High Quality
#2 - Friendly
#3 - Energetic

Our Target Audience:

Real estate developers, commercial property owners, schools, banks and any corporation needing construction services.

Color Preferences

Dark blue, gold, black but open to suggestions

Themes

Masculine
Simple

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

Applications

Web
Print
Signs

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Discussion

Discussion

Harbor
United States
#1. Great work! Would like to see 1). a capital "C" in the word Constructors or the whole word in capitals, 2). Is there an opportunity to introduce the color gold into the design, even a small amount?, 3). What would it look like with a more contemporary font? Thank you.
13 years ago
Harbor
United States
#5: "Constructors" is plural. Please try changing the letters back to blue but keep the swoop gold. Would like to see with a contemporary font. Thank you!
13 years ago
Harbor
United States
#3: Desired colors are blue, gold and black. Would like to see this in 3-D. "Constructors" is plural. Thank you.
13 years ago
Harbor
United States
#13. Would like to see the "dashes" in gold color.
#11. "Constructors" is plural. Would like to see some gold introduced along with the blue. Change blue shade to match #1.
Thank you.
13 years ago
Harbor
United States
#20. Nicely done. Would like to see modification to or a different font so the S's in Constructors are more complete. Would like to see an option where the round icon wraps the first letter in the word Harbor.

#8. Would like to see a thinner gold swoop. Would also like to see another option with the gold swoop reconfigured to be like or similar to the first one you did in #1.

#2. Please change the color of the word Constructors to gold.

#13. Would like to see the "dashes" in gold color.

#11. "Constructors" is plural. Would like to see some gold introduced along with the blue. Maybe the 3-D part becomes gold. Change the color blue shade to match #1.

#15. The word Constructors is plural. Would like to see the gold color be less orangish.

Thank you all for your time and talent.
13 years ago
Harbor
United States
#28. Nice changes. Please provide an option with removing the top portion only of the righ-hand vertical line in the letter 'H'.

#33. Wave is much better. Thanks. Would like to see two more options; 1). Make the layout of the word 'Constructors' follow the swoop of the wave. Okay to make the font in 'Constructors' larger if it looks better under the wave (not married to having the words align vertically). 2). Change the wave to color blue. Change the letters to gold but outline the letters in 'Harbor' with a very thin dark blue line so it shows up better on black/white copies.

#41. Like the 'H' in the bridge. Please try with a more contemporary font.

#31. Would like to see the 'H' be the dominate letter in the icon.

Thank you all very much for your efforts.
13 years ago
TillyDes!gn
United States
Please consider ranking the ones that you are not interested in. It helps the designers down the line. The point system here effects your rank and possibly exposure to future projects. Its a nice way to reward the hard work being done.
13 years ago
Harbor
United States
#28. Option with the 'H' full. Option with the 'H' full and make open spaces in icon 1/3 less in width.

#33. Make color of letters in 'Constructors' black and slightly larger font for 'Constructors' only. Okay if word gets longer.

#68. Keep icon same size but increase font sizes so they show up better on a business card. Change the word 'Harbor' to a solid color-match the darkest shade of gold used in the icon.

#61. Would entertain an option with script being used for the words and not the icon.

#77, 78, 79. Nice logos but the icon reads too much like L7.

Thank you!

13 years ago
Harbor
United States
#97, 98. Like the wave profile a lot. Do not like the rectangular shading around the logo.
#98. Would like to see that wave changed to dark blue, 'Constructors' changed to color black. Not sure what to do with 'Harbor'. Thank you for the new options.
13 years ago
Harbor
United States
#104. Like the blue color the best for the wave. Bring the wave ends to sharp points. Move the "dipped" part of the wave to left of center, not sure how much. Maybe try making the letters in 'Harbor' rise out of the wave or appear to be rising out from behind it, similar to what you did in earlier options. Liked the font you chose for #1. May have to go back to gold color for 'Constructors' - not sure if the black color works after all. Thank you!
13 years ago
Harbor
United States
#28. Make the open slots in icon 1/3 less in width.

#125 and #126. Remove reflection spot on upper right side of icons.

#127. Use same colors and shading (follows profile of wave) as in #33. Make the darkest blue shade in the wave match the new darkest blue shade in 'Harbor'. Gold color in 'Constructors' to be solid. Try an option with the middle of the wave moved slightly to the left.

#128. Try changing the shadow (flat 'C') in the icon to dark blue color.

Thank you all very much.
12 years ago
Harbor
United States
#128. In addition to the change request in the previous post, would like to see an option with the colors of the words to match #126.

#135. Change blue color range to match #110. Make the darkest blue shade in the wave match the new darkest blue shade in 'Harbor'. Try an option with a font for 'Harbor' to match #33.

All. Even though we have them ranked, we are very impressed with most of the entries and would be happy with any of our top 14. We like different elements of each, for instance;
#128. Clever, elegant.
#135. Love the wave icon. Incorporated water without indicating marine construction specialty, which we aren't.
#28. Clean.
#126. Elegant.
#133. Clean, fun.
#33. Incorporated water without indicating marine construction specialty, which we aren't.
#90. Contemporary.
#125. Elegant.
#110. Excellent color selection for the blues. Very attractive icon.
#132. Iconic. Easily recognizable.

Hope our comments are helpful. This would be easier if you all weren't so talented! We are grateful that you are. Thank you for your continued interest.

12 years ago
Harbor
United States
#144. Change blue color range to match blue in icon in #110. Make the darkest blue shade in the wave match the new darkest blue shade in 'Harbor'. Try an option with a font for 'Harbor' to match #33.

#149 and subsequent/similar entries. Sharp idea but we do not like the stars.

Thank you.
12 years ago
Harbor
United States
All:
I apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience our time extension is causing. I am studying for the LEED exam and my test is on Tuesday. I need to focus on studying for the next 2 1/2 days. I will still be checking the contest periodically, but with less frequency. I would have selected a three-day extension if it was available but the options were two, five or seven days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
12 years ago
CJ
United States
WOW! Harbor, your feedback is the best I have seen yet, AMAZING!! Makes it easy to submit entries :) thanks for your time and energy in doing this. I'll definitely get in on this one.
12 years ago
Harbor
United States
We're back. Thank you for your patience. A lot of nice new submittals! Here are our comments. Thank you:

#21. Very creative icon. Can you introduce some gold color int it?

#144. Change blue color range to match blue in icon in #110. Make the darkest blue shade in the wave match the new darkest blue shade in 'Harbor'. Try an option with a font for 'Harbor' to match #33.

#146. Make icon slightly larger.

#147. Try changing the swoop and/or the shadow (flat 'C') to a dark blue.

#194. Make Harbor color blue like lightest blue in #110. Try using black/gold colors for the icon.


12 years ago
Harbor
United States
Here is a consolidation of old comments (that have not yet been addressed) and new ones:

#21. Very creative icon. Will you try to incorporate some gold color into it?

#144. Change blue color range to match blue color range used in icon of #110. Make the darkest blue shade in the wave match the new darkest blue shade in 'Harbor'. Try an option with a font for 'Harbor' to match #33.

#147. Try changing the swoop and/or the shadow (flat 'C') to a dark blue.

#186. Would like to see the black/grey colors change to blue color range as used in icon of #110.

#194. Make Harbor color blue like lightest blue in #110. Try using black/gold colors for the icon.

#199. Make icon/globe slightly larger.

#201. We like the icon very much. Try with changing the colors the match shades depth/shades used in #137.

#210. Very nice icon. Would like to see blue color range (like #110) introduced, with darkest shade starting in icon and moving left to right.

We are still studying the rest of them. Thank you!
12 years ago
Harbor
United States
#212. Is it possible to have the blue color shading moving from left to right, starting with the logo and moving across the word 'Harbor'? Also would like to see what the word 'Constructors' would look like in solid/dark gold. Try to make the waves slightly more curved so they look less like shark fins. Thank you.
12 years ago
Harbor
United States
#199. Make the icon/globe "slightly" larger. Too big in #220.

#218. Slightly more separation between the icon and the word 'Harbor'. Make 'Constructors' solid gold color.

#219. Make the blue color slightly lighter.

Thank you.
12 years ago
Harbor
United States
Just throwing this out - If you think our colors are wrong for our product, too boring or over-used, feel free to mix something else in or change it up. Thank you!
12 years ago
TillyDes!gn
United States
If we could rate feedback, you'd get the gold...thanks it has been quite helpful!
12 years ago
Harbor
United States
Tilly, thanks for the kind words.

All:
We wish to commend you for your efforts. You all have been very polite, flexible, prompt and client-oriented, which are great qualities and will continue to serve you well in the future. Your talents have far exceeded our expectations.
We will perform our final ranking by Monday. We pledge to re-read the tournament rules and designer blogs so that we make sure you all are properly recognized.
Hopefully by the next time we use this service again, our business will be up and running and we will be in a position to step up the award amount so it more fairly compensates you for your talents. Thank you again, it has been a very enjoyable experience.
The Design Team From Harbor Constructors
12 years ago
Harbor
United States
Testing - Can any of you designers read this comment?
12 years ago
spandanS
India
ya.. i can..
12 years ago
TillyDes!gn
United States
yes.
12 years ago