Lisa B. Marshall Logo Design Contest

Lisa B. Marshall has selected their winning logo design.

For $350 they received 237 designs from 21 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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lisabmarshall
United States

Slogan

Passionate About Communication

What We Do

I help organizations and individuals to improve productivity through more effective communication
Lisa B. Marshall offers group seminars, keynotes, one-on-one coaching, and consulting services to improve communication and leadership skills including public speaking, networking, interviewing, teambuilding, and social media.

Industry

Consulting

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Expert
#2 - Passionate
#3 - Interactive & fun ....yeah, I know that's 4!

Our Target Audience:

My clients are usually high-educated professionals that have jobs where verbal communication is critical to their success.
MDs, DOs, DDSs, PharmDs, PhDs, MBAs, IT Professionals, JDs.

I focus on science, technology (and general business professionals) for whom communication is the single most time-consuming activity and the one most critical to success.

I have other clients too... I just did a public speaking program for designers!

Color Preferences

I have no preference... right now.

Maybe red, orange, blue based on the descriptions provided here?
Use what you think is right.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

My current website www.lisabmarshall.com (it's being redesigned right now with more functionality. However, I like the current clean, simple design and the current site gets lots of great feedback. )

I want YOUR logo to be an upgrade to my current site and the new site will be developed and designed around YOUR Logo. (Notice there is NO logo on current site).

To learn more about my personality/brand you can listen to one of my shows that I do (each episode is only about 6-7 minutes long) http:thepublicspeaker.tv (instructions here for listening)

Here are three random logos that I noticed recently and said to myself, "that logo looks nice"...I don't LOVE them, but they might give you a feel for what I like?
http://eugenemoreau.wordpress.com/
http://www.chrisbrogan.com
http://www.joanford.com
Overall, I tend to like, simple, modern, bold.

In terms of ideas that I have? I don't know, maybe, overlapping "thought bubbles"? Maybe that's too cliche, too comic bookish? I only put the idea because the question asked. I would prefer YOUR creativity, I am NOT a designer.

Finally, I do understand how important communication is and I promise to give feedback and rank the logo designs. Ultimately, second and third will go to those who put most effort in. Thanks for reading and I hope you'll consider entering.

Themes

Bright
Loud
Playful
Modern

Style

Wordmark

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

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
Print

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Discussion

Discussion

lisabmarshall
United States
This is my first contest, so feel free let me know how I can help. I can't tell you how excited I am to finally get a good logo design!
12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
Everyone seems to be leaning towards red. Not sure that ultimately red will be my choice. I would welcome other color suggestions. I understand red is for passion, but that reminds me of romantic passion, not corporate passion about the work I do. Maybe orange would be better. Or maybe a more corporate feel of blue- but a modern version of corporate blue?
12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
Oh, and in the brief, I mention that I'll need to logo to work with and without the tag line. So I think you'll need to include the tag line "Passionate About Communication"
12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
MG&D,
First, thanks for entering the contest! There is something wrong with your design pages. Every time I try to access to give you comments, it gives me an error page. Something about a "private page" , I don't know what that is all about. I sent a note to the TQ to ask for assistance.

So, I'll need to give you the feedback here. I prefer #28 out of what you sent. My first reaction (and the reaction of two other people) was that the graphic reminds them of the MS Windows logo! The each said immediately, "Oh, windows!"...
However, I still like the overall layout of the design. I like the font style, but I don't like the emphasis on BM (that's bowel movement in English!). Maybe the Marshall could be emphasized in some way, while the lisa b part less emphasized. Maybe it's the the B that bothers me.

Regarding the graphic, it could work with four conversation bubbles, but I think it needs to have less color options and perhaps the shape of them need to change somewhat. Also, the way you have them it's like the conversation is in ring...it might be better if two are "talking" together and the other two are talking together. Meaning the part that hangs down would be facing each other. I'm not sure how clear I am. If you don't understand, let me know.

I need to do some recordings tonight in my studio. So, I'll give you more feedback tomorrow and maybe TQ will have whatever is wrong fixed. Thanks for putting effort into this.
12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
Hello everyone,

I will be back in about 2 hours from now (It's about 10:30 EST USA). I really like many of the new entries and will give detailed feedback when I return!

I really appreciate all the talent and energy going into these designs!!
12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
I wanted to post this for everyone to give an equal chance.

The designer, ufotofu, incorporate a photo into his design. He used an old photo from my website.
Here is a link to my new media photos. If your design includes a photo please use one of these:

http://www.lisabmarshall.com/media.htm

12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
I was hoping that at least one or two designers would attempt a logo that incorporated one of my pictures. I thought perhaps that ufotofu was going to refine his idea, but I think he may have chosen not to.

If you've got an idea for this, I'd like to see it. The links to the pictures is above.

Also, I was hoping to maybe see a design that used my initials "LM" or in some way as part of the graphic that was used. Stylized, but incorporated and still giving you an hint at what I do for a living.

Anyway, I was waiting but it seems we are coming to the end of the contest so I thought I would post it here.

Any takers?
12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
OK, just a quick update. I've decided against using my initials. It turns out that "LM" no matter what the font, looks too close to "um" ...which in English is a communication disfluency! Not a good idea!

Sorry that I may have steered some in the wrong direction!

12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
I'm embarrassed to write this...you had the coloring right from the start! #179 is the winner for the font.

Now about that pesky exclamation point...what do you prefer without or with, and if with, where?

Thanks!! I am really liking this graphic. I moved it to #2, but the reality is you are practically tied for #1 spot.

Lisa
12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
OOOps..the above comment was meant for a specific designer..sorry about that.
12 years ago
lisabmarshall
United States
I wanted to say thank-you to everyone that has entered this contest. I also wanted to explain why I chose to extend the contest.

I am extremely happy with the currently ranked top 5 designs: #189, #178, #130, #125, & #109. Each are attractive to me for different reasons and I am having a hard time deciding which will ultimately work the best for me. It is a very close contest between the top 5 and the order could easily change.

One of the above designs still needs a round of changes, and unfortunately, due to time zones, and I didn't think he/she would make it under the deadline. That's the primary reason I extended it two days, but it is very likely I will end the contest sooner than that.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the time and effort that went into this contest. It was incredible to me. I am blown away by the talent.

Lisa

P.S. I read this today. I thought you might like to see it too.
http://blog.eachday.com/2007/8/1/bubble-logo-insanity


12 years ago