I am not usually one to do pro bono projects, but I was asked by one of my Twitter friends if I could help them by creating a logo & header for their new Social Media Conference that they were putting on Illinois. I am a BIG FAN of Social Media, so I agreed.
They gave me the title & tagline and pretty much gave me full reign to come up with the design. I love that! So here is what I came up with:
These first 2 images are drafts, so you will see that the images are not clear and the stock watermark is visible. When I create graphics, I do not purchase any stock images until I get approval from the client.
The client liked the first logo image the best. They said that the second one looked too close to the Coca-Cola logo. They also said that they wanted the emphasis on “New Media” instead of “Media Market”. So here is the final logo design with the tagline added:
One the logo was complete, I had to incorporate that into a header design for their Thesis Themed WordPress Site. I decided to take the logo graphic of those jack looking things and use them within the background of the header. I used soft transparent colors so they would blend into the design.
My final part in the project was to get Thesis set up for them. I installed the header, added a nice blue colored background and then finished it off with customizing the navigation by incorporating the colors from the header.
So, there ya have it (as I always say). A pro bono project that wound up being a winner. My client and her team love the design and I felt good for helping them out. They are planning on adding me as a sponsor, so that will be some nice recognition and possibly opportunity for new clients in the future – love that!
So, what do you think? Do ya like or what?