I'm in desperate need for some help with my new company logo. I know what I want but companies that I have seen on the web ask for loads of money which I just don't have at this moment in time as I am a "start up".
Is there anyone who could help who lives/works in SE1 or at least recommend someone not too expensive?
do you just need help with graphics for a design you have or do you need an actual logo designed from scratch?One way to do this cheaply is to contact a local college with a Graphic Design course,you may find students willing to take this on as a project at very little cost,they could use it for their portfolio and you could give them credit on company brochures etc.
Why on earth do you think that someone should do something cheap for you because you're starting out? If you can't afford to get someone else to do it and you know what you want may I suggest that you do it yourself as many others have done before you. There is plenty of free software out there to facilitate this.
Not very helpful I know, but graphic designers do not operate as registered charities in support of new businesses. They have to make a living too.
Thanks everyone for your help. I'll definitely have a look at the leads.
Boroughbloke you come across quite aggressive for some reason.
I said I was starting out so people would know my situation. Most companies ask that anyway.
I'm not asking for a freebie or charity, as you put it, I'm asking if someone would do it cheaper than I have been quoted. I don't see anything wrong in asking for something cheaper. It saves me money!
Nothing wrong with that or am I mistaken in thinking that I have to go for the most expensive? Not good business sense though!!
If you didn't mean the way I have interpreted it apologies.
Boroughbloke, I must agree with KarenF as to the tone of your comment. She certainly wasn't asking for charity, just reasonable help from this community. I hope she finds a graphic designer just starting out who needs to develop a portfolio, then both benefit from the project.
Please don't stir this up kenwick. KarenF has already got her point across. Sticking to the actual thread KarenF, I think if you are short on cash you should approach the method coogie has suggested, as to a student a published piece is worth it's weight in gold.
I know the effort and time required by a designer to produce something as 'simple' and 'straight forward' as a logo often goes unrecognised by anyone other than the designer themselves. Perhaps this is the point that boroughbloke was aiming to get across (or at least that's how I read it).