Looking for the 99designs ready-made logo store? In 2012, they opened the shop and filled it with stock logos for sale to browse and get ideas and inspiration. However, they closed it in 2016 🙁 But wait, you can still get all the benefits of browsing logos ideas and ordering your company name inserted for a great price. Read on for how to get a ready made logo for your new business at 99 designs
Ideas and Inspiration
Perhaps you, like me, aren’t able to describe what I wanted in a logo design. I had more of a feeling that a real idea of what it should look like. Sometimes, I don’ t have a clue of what I want in a logo design. I just want it to be “good”. As such the ability to see ready-made logos and select one to be customized for my firm is a great help for the undecided and the inarticulate (at least in design language).
Go to the 99designs.com site and browse as if it is a ready made logo store. You can save invite artists to work based on logos you find that they designed. Also you can Share logos you like on social media and also copy the URL to include in your logo design brief.
See the screenshot below that shows the site’s excellent Search feature which you can filter by industry, contest winners and keywords (such as dentist, restaurant, etc). You can easily browse over 10,000 inspiring logos on 99designs.com
By getting your logo from a stock bank of logo designs seems like it should be faster, right? Pick the logo, give them my great business name and voila, new logo. While this may seem so, it is not so in reality. Instead, follow these tips to get a new custom logo in the same amount of time as a boring stock logo – that every one of competitor has used in the past.
>Set your contest for a short period of time.
> Review submissions daily and pick your finalists quickly
Perhaps you don’t want to launch a logo design contest with crowdsourcing because you are concerned that you will not get a design for your new logo that you love. That is a valid point.
First, 99designs has a money back guarantee to assure you that the designers are so good, and their process of crowdsourcing has proven successful for over 10,000 logos you will love your new logo also. Read details below from the 99designs site:
100% Money-back guarantee? For real?!
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all contests except:
Contests with a guaranteed prize
Contests that have entered the Final round, since once you enter the Final round, your contest automatically becomes guaranteed.
Contests where a winner has been awarded.
Not happy with the designs? No worries!
We’re more than happy to help you re-write your brief, re-open your project to ensure you get a good result, and help you pick a winning design. Give us a call — we’re here to help!
Second, as part of the logo design contest order, you will be given many logos to click and submit to the 99designs artists as “inspiration”. This helps them to understand your design aesthetic and you get comfort knowing that your logo will be similar to the ones you checked.
Watch my order my new logo and see how they prompt you with visual logos, colors, and words to help you take the ideas in your head and add them to the design brief.
Third, you will find, as I did when I ordered the new logo for this site that you get so many great designs the problem will be picking just one as your new logo. Almost never do contests done with crowdsourcing fail to get a great logo – that you love – created. I got over 100 logos submitted in my logo design contest.
Watch this video and see all the great designs I got in my new logo contest: