How to Get an Original Logo or Illustration
This article demonstrates how we work by email to do a design to a client's requirements. It uses an example based on a real design and typical email exchanges. This had more exchanges than average, which is ok for a business logo.
We also do less formal designs for gifts and other uses. We also do concept art, graphic design, business logos, patent and technical diagrams, equipment labels, some storyboards, LCD design and design sketches, besides caricatures and cartoons of machines and people. We also work with website designers, signwriters and producers.
Last Updated: Jan 27 2023
Cartoons and Caricatures From PhotosWe mostly work from photos we are sent for doing custom caricatures cartoons and logos. The more images the better...
It starts with an email...
I require an initial starting amount 70% of the total determined by the type of image complexity, usage and subject required. So the total investment will typically be between $150 and $380. Most things take about a week to complete.
We work with an hourly rate, so something with more in it finished to a high standard, is more than a simpler, less refined image.
I will send very small, rough quick sketches at first to work out the design with you. The design will be refined on your feedback.
[ For clients within Australia, a direct bank transfer may be easier, and that can be arranged. We do not take Credit Cards. ]
[client] I'd prefer it more face on..
[client] That is better. I'be like an MW on the helmet, like the attached image thanks.
[ When sending color images to review I will have UNPAID in a light transparent grey on them until final payment is received. ]
[ If it was a vector image, or a quicksketch, I would just email the final files. A change may be asked for at this stage, as they now have the final files and can examine them closely. ]
But the request could have been for...
an illustration, concept design, graphics design or something else again... narration, music and animation too.
We can do designs for print, T-shirts, the web and embroidery and handle all the messy details.
For example, there are full color digitally printed T-shirts with no minimum order, and there are screen printed t-shirts that can only have up to 6 flat colors (but more usually one or two plus the shirt colour) with a minimum order of 20.
Most screen printed shirts are one or two colors, and to get graduations, halftone dots are used.
A design for print is done in CMYK color space and your better off having a vector design, which has a certain look to it. Colors for CMYK are misleading when seen on a color monitor, and need to be specified with Pantone numbers.
A design for embroidery has to be much bolder and simpler and is more a logo than an illustration, as the thread is very course and does not hold much detail.
Video Slideshow Of The Process
Here is a 2 1/2 minute slideshow showing parts of the process of going from scribbled sketch to final artwork for a number of different illustrations, cars, karts, bikes and dragsters:
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