doublebarrel... has picked a winning icons and buttons design

For $600 they received 13 design concepts from 4 designers!

  • Award 1
    entry#3 by MasNgabei

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Dates

Starts:27-Jul-12 10:18 a.m. GMT

Ends:16-Aug-12 11:59 p.m. GMT

Awards

Award 1: $600, was awarded to MasNgabei

Formats

JPG, Vector EPS, AI (vector based), PNG

Contract

Preview: crowdSPRING Contract

Materials

File 1: Branded_color_palette.... (186.7 KB)

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File 2: Sample_characters.jpg (250.9 KB)

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File 3: Sample_sense_of_motion... (346.7 KB)

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File 4: Sample_Icons.jpg (270.2 KB)

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File 5: Sample_typography.jpg (71.2 KB)

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File 6: Sample_Characters.ai (1.1 MB)

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File 7: Source_files_for_Chara... (1.1 MB)

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File 8: Source_files_for_Icons... (1.8 MB)

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File 10: Source_files_for_Typog... (281.5 KB)

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Creative brief

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Business Name

Shopping Made Mobile, Inc.

What do you do?

We offer technology solutions to connect shoppers with the retailers, vendors and malls around them.

Do you have specific size requirements for the icons or buttons?

Should be composed in vector format so they can be resized to any level, but they'll probably be used most often at a 200x200 pixel range or smaller.

How many different icons and/or buttons do you need designed?

10 icons/graphics to be created. See "Iconography & Graphics Set Definitions.pdf" file for full definitions.

What is your industry?

Software and InfoTech

Describe the target audience for your icon or button design

Our audience is ultimately the shoppers/consumers who go to malls. We've identified our most frequent users as trending slightly towards female, typically aged 25-45, fairly well-off financially where they can afford to shop for fun or impulse and not only out of necessity. Locations would include anywhere along the West Coast of the U.S., spanning all the way across Hawaii and the pacific to Japan and Asia.

Please make sure not to exclude completely the older or male audiences, though, either.

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your icon or button design?


1.) Shopping is going to be EXCITING again!

2.) Our technology will be simple and easy to use

3.) We want to seem fun and playful, but not come off as "childish"

What icon or button design styles do you like?

We've already produced several sets of icons, graphics and characters and have a color palette pretty defined, too. We're supplying all the vectors files as well so you can use them to get started with.

In regards to the concepts as a whole, though, we like the semi-abstract nature of the graphics and how they're constructed with geometrical shapes. We can't publish our logo right now but it basically consists of geometrical shapes, too, and so that's the theme we'd like to carry over into the rest of our graphics as well. Their visual appearance appeals to that more retail-oriented/fashion-oriented crowd.

What colors do you want to see in your icon or button design?

We've already defined a color palette we use in our other branding and would like to carry it through to the icons/graphics as well, to as large a degree as possible. I've attached a graphical version of that color palette, complete with samples, hex codes and everything else you might need.

Generally, though, we're looking for shades of bold Reds, Oranges, Yellows, a little bit of darker Red and Purple, and then a strong Dark Gray. The icons themselves can vary in color from one to the other but that's the general guideline we'd like them to follow. Please see attachments for sample icon/graphics we've already put together.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your icon or button design?

Please try to stick with the pre-defined color palette as much as possible but we're not opposed to seeing some blues or greens or other colors in there as well.

What adjectives should best describe your icon or button design?

Engaging, interesting, fun, playful, exciting

High-end, retail-oriented, shopping-oriented, fashion-oriented

What content must be included in the icon or button design?

All vector files, any related or linked source assets.

Any licenses, clearances or other proof that we have the ability to use any particular asset used in the creation of our icons/graphics that appear to be derived from another source.

Do you have additional requirements or links you'd like to share?

All vectors must be generated using logically-organized and relevantly-labeled layers.

Brief updates

9-Aug-12 2:54 a.m. GMT
As a matter of common practice, I always extend the deadline of projects but don't worry, I'm positive we won't need all of the time!

Both designs are EXTREMELY close to what we want. I doubt there will be more than one more round of requests before the winner is chosen.
9-Aug-12 3:01 a.m. GMT
Hey guys, in case the message didn't automatically get transmitted along with the schedule extension, I wanted to let you know that I only extended that as a matter of practice. We're super close to the finish line and I doubt we'll need that much time. In fact, I doubt there's more than one more found of requests before the winner is chosen. Both designs are extremely close!!
16-Aug-12 1:18 a.m. GMT
Hey guys, sorry for the brief delay! We were on a business trip but just returned and I'll be posting feedback very shortly.
16-Aug-12 2:20 a.m. GMT
Extending the project deadline once more to give enough time for final design requests to be completed! Unless requested by Creatives, project deadline will not be extended again.