Kensei Partners Logo Design Contest

Kensei Partners has selected their winning logo design.

For $350 they received 132 designs from 21 different designers from around the world.
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jmb1245
United States

What We Do

We are a sales consulting firm focused on defining your sales success equation and improving results immediately at every stage of the sales process by teaching techniques that fit into an overall strategy.

Industry

Consulting

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Disciplined Execution
#2 - Simplicity
#3 - Results

Our Target Audience:

We work with clients who have more than 10 sales professionals selling products or services into the Business to Business (B2B) space. The main industries we work with are technology (IT, Software, Hardware, etc), professional services, research, and consulting. The typical target contact is a VP of Sales or CEO who is looking to improve results for their team of Sales Professionals. They tend to be extremely competitive and want to associate themselves with the best.

Color Preferences

grey, silver, black, blue

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

Kensei literally means 'sword saint' in Japanese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensei). In order to be a master swordsman you need to be disciplined, keep it simple, and focus on results and continuous improvement. This is the same approach needed in order to master Sales. We had this contest before and used the hilt of the sword but it looked too much like a female anatomy part so we have to start over. this time we want to use the handle of the sword. if you type in 'samurai sword handle' into google images you'll see what we want to use. there will be three partners in our new company. we thought of using the diamonds in the handle as a representation of the three of us. so, one options we would like to see is the handle (up until the metal sword) lying vertically to the left of Kensei Partners with 'Kensei' above 'Partners.' Another option we would like to see is a section of the handle with three diamonds sitting vertically next to Kensei Partners with 'Kensei' above 'Partners.' The font of Kensei Partners needs to be simple and straight. the handle can be black with blue diamonds or whatever. any other creative thoughts would be much appreciated.

Themes

Masculine
Simple
Necessity
Refined

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

Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

Sparkhaven
United Kingdom
12 years ago
aremmai
United States
Spark, the additional info explains why we are having this contest again. So, let the contest begin (again).
12 years ago
jmb1245
United States
yeah, sorry to everyone who worked on the other one. we just got too many comments (mainly from dudes) about what came to mind when they saw the symbol. Rediculous but too many to ignore....
12 years ago
Sparkhaven
United Kingdom
No I meant strange that you should drop the price from the original $400 down to $350 for this one.
12 years ago
jmb1245
United States
regarding the price...we're a true start up with a tight budget and this time we have more clarity on what we're looking for so it should be easier to come to a conclusion and give direction.
12 years ago
SeanEstrada
United States
so any rankings?
12 years ago
Sparkhaven
United Kingdom
"regarding the price...we're a true start up with a tight budget and this time we have more clarity on what we're looking for so it should be easier to come to a conclusion and give direction."

Really? I thought your last contest had more than enough direction in it as in 'it must be this specific graphic' etc. Oh well, whatever… if putting up $50 less in this one means that much to your company then who am I to argue. Don't forget though your logo is your companies face and it pays to invest wisely. Good luck with the contest.
12 years ago
Nat
Argentina
WTF??
what happend here?...xD... madness? this is KEnsei PArtners jajaja
12 years ago
terraelise
United States
Something is rather suspect about the top designs - they are awful. If i, or 'thinx' realized you wanted less quality I'm sure we could have delivered. Good luck with all you do, thanks for the opportunity anyhow.
12 years ago