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Need some kind of logo!!

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Sydenstricker Landscaping, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Okay my artistic plowsite guys/gals, I am in need of some sort of company logo. I have no idea of what to use. I dont want anything too fancy, but not generic. My company name, obviously, is Sydenstricker Landscaping. My lettering on my truck right now is blue. So any of you creative types out there, if you can help in any way, I will greatly appreciate it!!!!!:waving:
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    what kind of business do you run ? (I know its landscaping) hardscape, waterscape, install, just mowing? Do you enjoy something in particular? What sets your business apart from others?

    If you look at my logo (on my website) you'll see it fits with my slogan "inviting nature home" and all my design/installs are intended to help bring some wildlife into your backyard.
     
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I run a full landscape maintenance and construction company. I do cutting, installs, fertilizing, clean-ups, patios/walkways/retaining walls, sprinkler systems, mulching, lawn renovation, and of course snow plowing. I mainly enjoy doing the mowing part, since it is the easiest and the lawns look awesome when I finish.
     
  4. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    designoutpost.com

    They do an awsome job, i was stuck on my logo and they came up with this, just what i wanted, something simple and easy to read so i can plaster it on everything, trucks trailers etc
     
  5. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    before reading your reply..

    I whipped this up real quick before reading your reply:

    sydenstricker_landscaping.jpg
     
  6. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Wow!!! Grn Mtn, that is really cool!!!! I like that look of the company name on the brick walkway. That is really nice.

    Kemmer, I will take a look at that site. I like the look of your logo, it would definatly be easy to put anywhere!!

    Thanks alot guys!!:salute: Looks great so far. I appreciate the help alot
     
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Thanks, it actually looks like crap posted up on the message board, on my computer screen you can see all the nice colored detail of walkway and the lettering is embossed with it also.
     
  8. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    What program did you use to design that??
     
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Photoshop Elements
     
  10. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Thanks Grn Mtn, I will have to take a look into that program. If you do not mind, can I use that logo and work with it? I dont wanna take something someone else made and use it without their permission, dont wanna take credit for something I didnt do. Just dont wanna piss any one off
     
  11. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    you'll have to re-build it since what gets posted on here is all low res. just take a picture of a walk or scan a page of some hardscape catalog, use the polygon selection tool to cut out the bricks, type your co name, copy the layer, clear emboss one type layer and the other I forget the name at the moment but it looks like it was outlined with a spraypaint gun. thats all there is to it. have fun and do your original at 600dpi and as large as you can.
     
  12. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    so, just a thought
    But graphical design work isn't that expensive and i think you'll be much happier with what you get.
    we mow/snow plow/whatever because that's our talent and we do it better than anyone else.
    but obviously graphical design isn't our talent because otherwise you'd be in graphical design.
    I'd bet a total new design is under $200
    Be well worth it IMO
     
  13. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    ya i agree, i designed my first company logo and i used it for a while
    this is what it was
    [​IMG]

    then i went to design outpost and pay $150 because i couldnt think of anything good after playing with the new name for a while and they came up with this V

    one thing to remember when making a logo, you have to make sure it can be black and white or 1 or 2 colors for printing and advertising purposes
     
  14. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I will have to explore design sites and design places around here. I want my logo to put on my business cards, add it to my truck lettering, and on some shirts. I appreciate all of the help guys!!!:salute: I did not know where to begin with this. Thank you all so much:waving:
     
  15. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Most print shops have graphic artist on staff
    and they will get you a deal (since they want all your business)
    find a local place that is in business for a while, does all the things you need (signs, lettering, business cards, fliers, etc) and they'll take good care of you.

    make sure you get a copy of the artwork though, in case they go out of business or whatever. You paid for it.