thinkzig has picked a winning logo design

For $400 they received 36 design concepts from 15 designers!

  • Award 1
    Final Revisions by HoverchairStudios

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Starts:29-Sep-08 7:33 p.m. GMT

Ends:13-Oct-08 7:33 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $400, was awarded to Hoverch...




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Uploaded on 29-Sep-08 7:35 p.m. GMT

Creative brief

The buyer added updates to the brief. Read them.

Who We Are:

PhotoCannon is a new desktop software application that allows anyone to send a bunch of pictures to a bunch of people at once in the easiest way possible.

Our goal is to make it dead simple for someone who is not computer savvy to send lots of pictures to their friends and loved ones without having to know anything about email attachments, file sizes, FTP, uploading to a photo sharing site, etc.

PhotoCannon is perfect for sharing photos with friends after you’ve been on a vacation together and you’ve both taken a ton of pictures with your digital camera. It’s also a great choice for new parents that want to share all those pictures of the baby with their loved ones.

While you can certainly upload all the pictures to a photo sharing site, the person you’re sending them to still has to download each picture individually, which can be a very time-consuming process. You could also try to send the pictures as email attachments, but if there’s a lot of pictures this quickly becomes a bad idea. Many ISPs limit the number and size of attachments you can send, so emailing a lot of pictures at once can be a big hassle.

PhotoCannon takes away all these frustrations with a dead simple interface that keeps you focused on the only two things that matter: where are your pictures and who are you sending them to. That’s it. PhotoCannon takes care of the rest.

Here is what we need:

We need a logo to represent the PhotoCannon brand. We are looking for something that is clean, fun, and will represent us well in the business-to-consumer market.

Key Concepts to consider incorporating into the logo

- Fun: PhotoCannon is primarily meant for home users that want to share pictures of fun events like vacations, parties, the birth of a child, etc. Anything the logo can do to capture this spirit of fun and whimsy will be a plus.

- Speed: PhotoCannon excels at sending large amounts of pictures quickly, hence the “cannon” in our name. Think of stuffing a ton of pictures in a cannon and then blasting them out to your friends.

- Simplicity: PhotoCannon’s user interface is designed with the novice computer user in mind. The logo should reflect this simplicity and not be anything too intricate.

Our target audience is:

Our target audience is the novice home computer user. This is someone who can use email and surf the web, but doesn’t do much else with their computer. It might be your mother or your grandfather who knows just enough to send you the occasional email, but not much else.

We want these people to view PhotoCannon as the helpful nephew that “knows about computers” and helps them complete tasks that would otherwise be too hard for them to complete. As such, we’re not looking for a logo that screams “high tech” or “geeky”. We want something that is friendly and approachable.

We like these designs:

We think the perfect example of what we’re looking for in our logo design is the Tivo logo. It’s friendly, approachable, and fun, and it represents the purpose of the product very well. We obviously do not want a copy of this logo, but something that captures the same feel for the PhotoCannnon brand.

Our design absolutely must have:

Our preference would be to have a two-part logo that includes both a stylized version of the product name “PhotoCannon” and an indelible icon or character that can be used with the company name and as a standalone entity.

By “character”, we mean something akin to a mascot or personality. Again, think of the “Tivo guy”, but without the company name being part of the character itself. A character/mascot is not a must, but the standalone icon must be something that still conveys the fun/friendly/simple vibe that we’re going for.

Things we don’t like or don't need for this
project or other things to avoid using, doing, seeing, etc.

Don’t submit something that has a stock piece of clipart in it. You’ll be wasting both your time and ours.


The logo will be used in all marketing materials including, but not limited to, our web site, business cards, stationary, etc.

Technical Requirements:

Size: the logo should still be legible at a scale of less than one inch so it can be used on business cards.

Color: please present logo as black on white along with suggestions for colors or additional examples of the logo with color. Please use no more than 3 colors in the logo. Gradients are acceptable.

Fonts: custom and/or designer fonts are perfectly fine. Any font used in the design must be available as an OpenType or
TrueType font for less than $300.

File Formats: EPS, AI, PSD, or JPG.

Brief updates

By thinkzig on 30-Sep-08 5:54 p.m. GMT
We're particularly interested in seeing icons/characters that play upon the notion of a cannon firing photos out of it. We've named our product PhotoCannon to evoke an image of many photos being fired out all at once, so the more logos we could see that build upon this theme, the better.

Also, please submit text treatments that show the product name all on the same line and written as one word, "PhotoCannon".