I need help with my logo design, slogan, and mission statement. Where to find a branding expert?

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Hi,

I need help with my logo design, slogan, and mission statement.

Lot of logo designers are just photoshop/graphic artists and haven't so much clue on the branding function of the logo.

How do I find an expert in branding who are also good at designing logos?

Do you have any to recommend?
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Barr
    A real expert branding team can command fees of thousands of dollars. If you're a new startup on a budget and you already have a rough idea of your slogan and mission, I'd suggest 99designs.com and go from there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
      Originally Posted by Karen Barr View Post

      A real expert branding team can command fees of thousands of dollars. If you're a new startup on a budget and you already have a rough idea of your slogan and mission, I'd suggest 99designs.com and go from there.
      Agreed. That is crowdsourcing at its best. Thread over.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Crowdsourcing is an insult to the graphic design industry, though the thread is a revived oldie.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichKent
    99designs is a great place to get a quality logo, but be aware it will cost $300+ for something decent.

    You can try craigslist if you have a smaller budget. A great site for logo inspiration is logopond.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Cru
    I personally think that something like a mission statement should never be outsourced. A mission statement is the heart and soul of your company, if you have someone else creating it, it isn't really your company anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    For logos, I've gotten great work done form LogoNerds.com.

    For some great free tools (PDF Format) to figure out your mission statement, check out the videos over at TrustedAuthority.com (before they get taken down).

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  • Profile picture of the author Fryde Markus
    Those kinds of services the you are looking can cost thousands of dollars. But if you can afford it, you will surely have do doubt about it. You can visit Google and type in "professional web design services" and you will have a good list of web design companies.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    When I was freelancing on Elance, there were a lot of branding experts in the Graphic Design category.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Originally Posted by AbdullahKaragoz View Post

    Hi,

    I need help with my logo design, slogan, and mission statement.

    Lot of logo designers are just photoshop/graphic artists and haven't so much clue on the branding function of the logo.

    How do I find an expert in branding who are also good at designing logos?

    Do you have any to recommend?
    I recommend that you do some soul searching for Mission Statement.

    Then, contact Semmy Wijayanto (he's on the forum) for logo design etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author JieLim
      If you let us know what your business is about, we could help you more. Here's a couple of things you could think about.

      In terms of your Mission, you could think about it this way. If you or the people in your company were on your death beds and you were looking back at your life and your accomplishments, what do you want your business to have achieved? What do you want your business to be known for? Could be something like:

      "It is the Mission of Advance Auto Parts to provide personal vehicle owners and enthusiasts with the vehicle related products and knowledge that fulfill their wants and needs at the right price. Our friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff will help inspire, educate and problem-solve for our customers."

      Then from there you could develop a slogan which kind of encapsulates the mission statement. The slogan is what you use on your marketing and promotional materials, and is what you want to drill into the minds of your customers. Some examples:

      Harley-Davidson's "It's not the destination, it's the journey"; Nike's "Just do it"; and IKEA's "To create a better everyday life for the people we aim to serve".

      Jie
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingMinded
    Check out Taylored Creativity, he's done several branding projects for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie123
    I don't mean to sound too cheap, but Fiverr could help you with soem or all portions of what you are looking for. Just a thought and at least worth checking out.
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  • Profile picture of the author igrowyourbiz
    logo design should be something that reflects and possible incorporates your slogan

    Your slogan should be a reflection of your mission statement in summary.

    and your mission statement is something that should be used to develop your marketing plan.

    your marketing plan is the guide, foundation and filter for all your marketing.

    "designers" of any type can not help you with such things.

    Try google or a phone directory to find a marketing/branding/ad agency in your local area.
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  • Profile picture of the author steckerkev
    Hi... Recently one of my friend suggested me a colorgraphiz which can help to design any type of logo very easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author NACAdam
    Hey I can help with any of those things or I can show you where to get it done in the least expensive route you can PM me bro or even check me out AdamEdvalson.info/portfolio
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnASees
    I have found some excellent designers on Fiverr.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Husacul
    If you really have the money David Airey, graphic designer
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  • Profile picture of the author athenajw
    I had great results from a site called hatchwise.com I posted a $200 "reward" and got over 200 really design submissions, and had a hard time choosing. Worked great. On the other hand, I posted a contest for a slogan and some marketing and got virtually nothing even though I paid in advance. Bottom line: great for graphics, awful for writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MySpaceLyrics
    Please PM me if you haven't found anyone yet, and also give me an idea of your budget. If you want to build a real brand with a proper positioning and strategy, it will take time and $$$
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Bacioiu
    check 99designs.com . I think they will be able to help you ! :p
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