IA Tech Logo Design Contest

IA Tech has selected their winning logo design.

For $350 they received 149 designs from 35 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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mikeshaver
Canada

Slogan

Computers. Simplified

What We Do

We are a full service computer help company, including webhosting, email services, networks and hardware.

Industry

Technology

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - I like the idea of having a new slogan "Computers. Simplified" in there somehow
#2 - The logo design should be "simple" and recognizable
#3 - Friendliness, ease of use, personable staff

Our Target Audience:

Potential and existing clients, small businesses of 5 - 25 employees looking for computer services but without hiring their own onsite staff to provide these services. We are also looking to expand our email and web hosting client base.

Color Preferences

Open to all color selections

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

I'm looking for something that could be used on a to be designed website, as well as business cards. Ideally it would be a simple combination of a symbol/picture that would become recognizable, our business name, and the "Computers. Simplified." Slogan. I'm open to any designs.

Themes

Colorful
Bright
Masculine
Simple
Loud
Playful
Modern
Raw
Exotic
Sporty
Adventure

Style

Pictorial Mark

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

Abstract shapes and symbols convey an idea or feeling.
Character

A mascot represents the brand.
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Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

mikeshaver
Canada
I like the general look look of the winning entry in this contest:
http://logotournament.com/contests/peopleworks

However, I'd like to see the logo to the left of the wording more like the "MSN Messenger Type People" and of similar color.

I also like the look of the second entry in this contest:
http://logotournament.com/contests/measureit

I'm not only interested in the above however, all designs are welcome and feedback will be provided on a regular basis by me.

Thanks everyone.
12 years ago
mikeshaver
Canada
Hi everyone. I like the idea behind #2, perhaps the "IA" could be capitalized, and the "T" as well. Under the whole thing, the "Computers. Simplified" could be there perhaps?
12 years ago
mikeshaver
Canada
The "three men" looks nice in #6, but I like the words "computers. simplified" underneath #5 better. I wouldn't mind seeing a combo of both of those, and perhaps a look at what the logo might look like if the word "Tech" was "Technology" instead?

Also, does anyone have anything like the "MeasureIT" link that I posted in my first comment?

thanks for everything thus far.
12 years ago
mikeshaver
Canada
Also, I'm not "married" to any of the above ideas either. Other ideas that portray the "simplified" idea would be welcome, maybe some kids blocks, crayon (font?), etc.

Everything welcome!
12 years ago
mikeshaver
Canada
Hi,

I'd like to see the letters in #7, solid like in #5. Also, is it possible to see what it would look like the with the small guys beside the name going from largest to smallest, with the left side being the largest? Just an idea.

Oh, and a period after simplified (I like the lower case letters too)
12 years ago
mikeshaver
Canada
Still liking #7. Thanks for trying the "men" going from largest to smallest, left being the largest. However, I prefer the way it is in #7.

Can you please adjust #7 to NOT have the line through the IA Tech word(s) and be solid like #5 is? Also, how about brackets ( ) around "simplified." with the period after simplified, inside the brackets.

Once the above is done, if you could also show me some different color variations of the above I'd be pleased.

And no one has tried anything similar to whats in this contest, specifically the second entry:
http://logotournament.com/contests/measureit
12 years ago
mikeshaver
Canada
Hi, I like #54 now, but would like to see the following small change to it:
Instead of "simplified" can you please change it to (simplified.)

I'd also like to see the above changes made to #5

Thanks for everyone's suggestions, they are all very nice!
12 years ago
ellbo
United Kingdom
I'm not fully understanding this one. It seems that 4 different designers have all designed solutions which feature a man or men with a tie on. Now I can't see anywhere in the brief where it states that a man with a tie should be used, so surely this is just plagerism?
12 years ago
strider
India
yes exactly what has that got to do with " Computers simplified" ...and atleast within the men they aren't that beautiful are they ;) The bronze men are way better than the Goldies
12 years ago