Since Thanksgiving I’ve been toying with some ideas for an updated logo.
With 20 American dollars burning a hole in my pocked I picked three different designers offering their design services for $5 on Fiverr. They were all sent the same materials, which were basically an assortment of images and graphics from the blog. Here are the results in no particular order.
This one was going for a Snap-On looking sign, but got something that looks more like it belongs to a diner.
This one is intriguing and has a Cub Scouts at summer camp flavor to it.
Here we have the GTI, and it looks kinda OK in this format, even if it is a little too blurry.
And an unnecessary Oxford comma.
Last up is this one which has the last to do with any of my design elements yet is probably my favorite. The arrow is an interesting touch, and I rather like it.
Overall this seems like something you’d see at a state park or something.
Fiverr was an interesting experience, and for $5 the quality and turn around were both pretty good. I didn’t have any strong ideas for what I wanted so it’s not surprising that the lack of clear instructions yielded a less than stellar return. I’d say it’s basically like the free or super cheap business cards you see offered online- they’re a good value, but you do get what you pay for.
For now don’t expect to see any new art on the site. I will have some team-related announcements though so there will be some changes afoot.