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zendao says

So I’m starting a design company with a team of freelancers. Logos, Websites and Videos mainly. Given that it seems to be best that all 3 of these aspects relate to each other and feel like a package, I started to wonder what should be done first, second and last. For now I’m thinking design the Logo first then the website based on the logo and finally the video/music based on both.

I want to test the whole process with my website for the company itself first, and then repeat the process for the costumers.

Is this good thinking? Well, all opinions are welcomed so thanks! :)

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Australia says

I always start with scribbles using balsamiq.

Then create a logo, and then work in a grid system so we can transpose elemnts easily.

The styling and stuff is way down on the agenda for us until we have the mechanics in place.

In fact had this conversation on Facebook the other day with a designer, who slices PSD’s. I dont, because I dont know how to. But I am s**t hot ( at working in css ) so i do things differently lol.

I do a image of what i want, then use that as a background image for a div element, then i over work in hard code style, on top until I know I can remove the image and it looks the way i want.

Sounds really weird, I am guessing I am the only idiot who does this, but I can work very fast lol

P.s. good luck

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zendao says

Thanks Australia! but you really lost me with your reply. I didn’t really get much from all the jargon…

I guess rewording my question should help:

Basically is it a good idea to give the logo disgner an idea of the theme when he makes it, or should I try to base the theme on the logo?

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EladChai says

Sup zendao?

Let me know if ya need any freelancers for logos and stuff (:

Feel free to check out my portfolio.

Good luck with your new business!

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Australia says

Weird question but here goes …

Semantics:

1. without a concept you have nothing, and without anything you cannot create anything.

2. if you have nothing, you can give the logo designer no giudance.

3. i feel you must do the following:

a) create visual concept and target demographic.

b) create whiteboard of your design concepts

c) identify target audience and niche, and relate this to your concept

Then and only then could you :

1. give a descriptive visualisation to a “logo” designer

As I stated in my first reply, perhaps I am wrong. But you need to develop at some level your project beyond the scope of a “pretty logo”

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EliIsakov says

I am also available for freelancing ;) keep in mind.

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gbs says

Hi zendao. So what is the main target your new start-up aims to? Will you mostly serve clients works or invest in producing templates for sales? Because with each target, the process varies. It’s like you have a rock band and you guys are writing songs. A new song may start just from a guitar solo, a keyboard lead, a bass line or a drum pattern. I mean, everything would start around a theme, it’s not necessary to be the logo first, website then and video last. That’s why in most projects there are not only designers but also art directors too :D

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zendao says

Hi zendao. So what is the main target your new start-up aims to? Will you mostly serve clients works or invest in producing templates for sales? Because with each target, the process varies. It’s like you have a rock band and you guys are writing songs. A new song may start just from a guitar solo, a keyboard lead, a bass line or a drum pattern. I mean, everything would start around a theme, it’s not necessary to be the logo first, website then and video last. That’s why in most projects there are not only designers but also art directors too :D

Interesting analogy GBS, the aim is to provide offline business or business with ugly simple websites with modern looking logos websites videos, basically. I’m still thinking if I should show the freelancer the website for him to base the logo on or if I should just let him be creative and maybe tweak the website, there must be one way that is more practical….

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