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Offering my services in logo and stationary design completely FREE of charge

BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
edited February 2012 in Miscellaneous
Hey guys,

I'm a professional illustrator and interface designer for an engineering company, and I'm looking to start working for myself creating/selling graphics. I think that logo's and stationary (letterheads, business cards, etc) is a good place to start, then maybe I'll move in to game graphics further down the line. However before I start charging for my services I need to build up a portfolio for my website, whilst brushing up my skills a bit.

Therefore I'm looking for anybody who would be interested in any (free) logo design, and/or custom stationary to go along with it. I'm not just looking for game-related stuff either, I need to get good at designing logos of all types, so whether you run your own business, or you know someone who does, or maybe your band needs a logo, etc, I would love the chance to have a go at designing a logo for you. Again I'm doing this completely free (until I get enough practice anyway) and all I ask is that I can use the logos / stationary I design in my portfolio.

I also want to start offering a logo repair service, so if you have a logo already but you want a higher quality version made, etc, I am happy to have a go at that too.

Your designs will be made in Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign, and will be sent to you in industry standard formats ready for printing or using online. I can't guarantee any turn-around times as I'm fitting this round my day job, but I'll be working on these jobs as they're requested.

I think that's it, post any requests or questions below. Thanks, Barry :D
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  • morphinegamingmachinemorphinegamingmachine Posts: 449Member, PRO
    could you make me a logo for my dev company, one i could use for slash screens and branding

    i have no skills in graphic design but my premise for the game company/ feel of the logo was a device (iphone/ipad) getting injected with my game, and the logo have it showing somehow the iPhone getting infused with a new great experience. so the logo would have the searing half pushed with the iPhone half half filled with the game.

    my example
    image

    a stylized vector logo incorporating something like that would be awesome.

    email me at [email protected] if you can do this for me, or with questions
  • Sounds good :) I'd like a logo based on my name Bright Spark Games. Let your imagination run wild ;)

    Email me at [email protected]

    Cheers.
  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,972Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    Very cool that you are doing this for free.
    I have something you could do, as I'm busy at this time of the month.
    If your interested, please email me at braydon(at)coyer.net
  • ChobbifaceChobbiface Posts: 491PRO
    edited February 2012
    Ooi, this is a very interesting offer and thank you firstly. I would love for you to have a go at repairing/improving our logo 'Chobbigames', or even thoughts on what works/or doesn't on it. You can see the bigger version on our website chobbigames.com for a feel of what we're going for - something 'chubby'. It will be used for game splash screens and branding. My email is admin(at)chobbigames.com if you have further questions. Cheers.
  • BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
    edited February 2012
    Great - four requests already! Emails sent to @morphinegamingmachine, @Bright-Spark-Games, @Braydon_SFX and @Chobbiface.

    Just to let you guys know I'm working to UK time, so depending on where you all are I might be in bed when you email me, and vice-versa, but I'll be working on these designs before and after work so hopefully I'll have something ready to show you guys soon.

    Everyone else, keep the requests rolling in - the more the better!

    Thanks, Barry.
  • poopdecksweeperpoopdecksweeper Posts: 180Member
    Hi ooi,

    Can you make one for me?

    "Clear Skies Ahead"

    [email protected]
  • KillerPenguinStudiosKillerPenguinStudios Posts: 1,291Member
    Hello @ooi
    I am interested. My email is [email protected] and was curious if you could and don't mind, send me a few, via email that you have already done so I can get the vibe of what your style is. I just want to thank you in advance and look forward to seeing what you can do!

    Thanks,
    killerpenguins
  • PhiliePhilie Posts: 240PRO
    Hey @ooi
    This is a great way to build your portfolio, and I'd love if you could email me at [email protected]

    Thanks,
    Matt
  • GnomerGnomer Posts: 292Member
    Hi @ooi , This is extremely kind of you and I wish you the best building your portfolio!

    Would it be possible of you are still available to do one for me?

    Boxed Up Studios,

    If you can then please email me at: Boxedupstudios(at)gmail.com

    Thanks :D
  • BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
    edited February 2012
    Great, good to see more requests rolling in!

    Emails sent to @poopdecksweeper, @killerpenguins, @Philie and @Gnomer.

    Remember guys I'm working on these in the order that they are requested, so it might take a little while to get to the requests further down, but I'll be working on these on evenings and weekends (and possibly lunch breaks too) so hopefully I won't keep anyone waiting too long.

    I know that the Gamesalad forum is obviously heavily biased towards games development, but I'm willing to design logos for just about anything, so feel free to post requests for anything else even if it's not related to Gamesalad (Florists, cake-makers, online shops, - you name it). But Game dev company logos are obviously great too, the more the merrier.

    Thanks all, Barry.
  • GLGAMESGLGAMES SingaporePosts: 988Member
    Make one for me too. GLGAMES
    mail me georgegaming(at)singnet.com.sg
  • BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
    Email sent to @GLGames. Thanks for the requests so far guys, I've made a start with these already, so hopefully I'll be sending some logos out soon.

    If anyone else is interested then feel free to keep adding requests to this thread. Obviously as the list grows the people near the bottom will have longer to wait, but I'll get through all of the requests as quick as I can.

    Thanks, Barry.
  • tagteamgamestagteamgames Posts: 1Member
    Hi, are you still available for requests? I would like a splash screen logo for "Tagteam Games". Please contact me at [email protected]
  • anithmukanithmuk Posts: 235Member
    edited March 2012
    Hey thanks for the service, it's just what I need right now! I just started making some new logos for myself and wondered if you could improve them and/or make a couple new ones. Just keep the designs simple and sleek.

    The first one is my new splash screen
    image

    And the second is the banner for the website I'm currently woking on
    image

    email: [email protected]

    Thanks again!

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,873Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    Wow, how generous. I'm sure you're gonna get swamped, but if you have the time, I'd like a logo for my new game company, Greenleaf Games (http://greenleafgames.wordpress.com). Wordpress banner art would be happily accepted, too.

    And a professional request... I work as a teacher at a K-8 school and teach Game Design using GameSalad. I'm just getting started, but the students are having a blast. It would be fun to offer them a custom splashscreen for their apps that has the school's mascot and/or name. The school is Saint Mark's (http://www.saintmarksschool.org), our mascot is the Skylion (e.g. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VVrAtRR2-UQ/SkxUvWACYrI/AAAAAAAAAD8/-3KiHSBqlYw/s320/sky_lion.jpg; our current logo is http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sKAy4DG2Zkk/S2nOlMuElJI/AAAAAAAAAB8/XSsMogX8MBI/S640/LION.gif) and our school colors are blue and gold. If you made a logo, I could add text, or you could add text (something to the effect of "A Saint Mark's Game" or "Saint Mark's Game Design").

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  • BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
    Hey guys thanks for your interest. So far I'm about halfway through the first batch - we're getting married in three weeks and I kind of underestimated how much of my free time would be absorbed with the last minute planning etc!

    What I'll have to say is that for now @tatiang will be the cutoff point, as I need to get on top of the requests I already have before I work out how many more I can take on. I will send some emails out to the rest of the guys above that I haven't contacted yet, but sorry to anyone else I won't be taking any more free jobs on for the foreseeable future.

    Thanks, Barry.
  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,873Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    @ooi Yay me! I totally understand what it's like to plan for a wedding (although ours is now 8 years in the past). Good luck with everything and just say the word if you can't get to it. It's still a very generous offer, but not one I'll hold you to the fire for. ;)

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  • BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
    Hey @tatiang - fear not I am a man of my word - there's not a chance I'll offer my services and then go back on it (but thanks for offering the get out of jail card anyway :-) ).

    I'll be in touch with everybody soon!

    PS As an update I've managed to deliver a fair few logos now and happy customers all round so far :-)
  • OskarDeveloperOskarDeveloper Posts: 533Member
    I want a logo/splash screen for my games, that says OscarDev :)
    Email: xibbe23 (@) gmail (.com)
  • poorcollegedevpoorcollegedev Posts: 289Member
    @ooi can you take a look at my game and make an app icon (57x57px) inspired by it? Much appreciated!

    http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/41286/a-simple-game-development-thread#Item_36

  • poopdecksweeperpoopdecksweeper Posts: 180Member
    Thanks again ooi! Lovin the logo. Can't wait for my first submitted app with it.
  • anithmukanithmuk Posts: 235Member
    @ooi Woah congratulations with getting married, I wish you the best of luck. Please don't feel pressured to do any work if you're busy, I'm sure you have more important things on your mind :)
  • DimensionGamesDimensionGames Posts: 993PRO
    Just like to thank ooi again, really talented guy and helped me create an awesome logo :D
  • BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
    Thanks @poopdecksweeper and @Bright-Spark-Games, I'm really glad you're happy with the logos.

    @ the few people that posted above, sorry guys I mentioned in my previous comment that I won't be able to take on any more free jobs for the foreseeable future. I'll be doing all requests up to @tatiang, and then I'll have to step away from it to work on my website and get the business side of things set up. Thanks to all for your interest though, hopefully I'll be able to help you all out in some way in the future. (Spoiler: I have a few graphics related freebies planned...)
  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,873Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    Wow. Barry @ooi is a man of his word, working up until his wedding to get my logos done! I'm impressed and thrilled to have these for my own app design and for my students' apps.

    He had great ideas from the get-go and was flexible and willing to accomodate my needs. So thanks a million, Barry!

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  • GraphicWarehouseGraphicWarehouse Posts: 927Member
    post your logos
  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,873Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    post your logos
    I did. Maybe I should have called them splash screens, since that's what they really are.

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  • GraphicWarehouseGraphicWarehouse Posts: 927Member
    I know I meant everyone else
  • morphinegamingmachinemorphinegamingmachine Posts: 449Member, PRO
    image

    he does a great job
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