DanT has picked winning logo designs

For $719 they received 689 design concepts from 161 designers!

  • Award 1
    entry-24 by alkalifi
  • Award 2
    NCS logo by sewadufe by alkalifi

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Starts:8-Feb-14 12:11 a.m. GMT

Ends:7-Mar-14 11:59 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $420, was awarded to alkalifi

Award 2: $299, was awarded to alkalifi


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Creative brief

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What is the exact name you would like in your logo?

NCS - Our full company name is “National Communications Services, Inc.” but we are most often referred to as “NCS”. Our current logo incorporates both. We are open to the option of incorporating both, or singling out “NCS” as the only aspect of the new logo. We currently use the tag line “a unified communications resource company”. We are open to re-using this, abandoning it all together, or evolving to something different as long as it remains relevant.

What is your industry?

Software and InfoTech

What are the top 3 things you would like to communicate through your logo?

*Trusted Technology Experts—we provide outstanding service to our corporate customers acting as part of their extended team
*Professional—we are organized, efficient, cost-conscious and help customers embrace new technology while understanding that it can take time to migrate from legacy technology and systems
*Reliable—we’ve been serving corporations as large as Microsoft for 22 years; we’ll be here in the future, too

What logo styles do you like (image + text, image only, text only, etc.)

*www.logitech.com I like Logitech’s logo because it is simplified by using a single font type that has a technology feel to it, yet it’s augmented by a clever logo that looks creative, is simple, and implies a voice being spoken over a telephone handset. This logo suggests technology and creativity, but not complexity.

*www.theviagroup.com I like this logo because it stylizes the name of the company into a balanced graphic that also suggests an @ symbol, which is commonly used in communications (email specifically). This logo also incorporates spelling of the company name and their tag line, similar to what we do in our existing logo today.

*www.kasala.com I love this logo, which you can find at the lower left hand corner of the Kasala webpage. It leverages the “K” in Kasala and incorporates it into a graphic that looks like a contemporary dining table with chairs around it. Brilliant for a company that sells household furnishings including dining tables and chairs.

*www.cisco.com I like Cisco’s logo because it represents the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, which is the area where Cisco was founded and is headquartered today. Additionally the vertical lines within the bridge graphic actually represent an analog sine wave or digital sampling, which are both relevant in data communications technologies – Cisco’s mainstay.

*http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/093/3/4/mass_effect_n7_by_justinglen75-d4uxy7p.jpg I like this N7 logo which you can find multiple variations of by doing a search on “N7 logo images”. Many of these logo variations look futuristic and in some cases incorporate carbon fiber patterns and metallic or reflective looking finishes, which can convey a technology and progressive feel. http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/215/9/c/...

*http://www.merict.nl This is a Dutch telecom company and I’m not sure exactly why I like their logo other than it has a pleasing use of color and balance between the graphic and font. It also looks contemporary yet professional and feels trusted.

Do you have any other info or links you want to share?

We currently have a company website and logo however both are old and stale, and need to be refreshed. We are in the process of developing a brand new website and content from scratch, which is why we also want to create a new or updated logo. Our existing website and logo can be found at www.ncsoffice.com. As part of our overall re-branding effort we have also decided on a new color palette, which I have attached as a Jpeg File. You will also find a Jpeg File of our current logo. Going forward our new company logo will be used on all collateral including the new website, email auto signatures, print material such as business cards and letter head, sales proposals, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

*NCS Overview
We are a Microsoft based, technology services company that specializes in supplying full time IT technical resources and professional services to Enterprise, Mid-sized, and Small business customers with an emphasis on Unified Communications including; Instant Messaging, Presence, Email, Voice Calling, Video Calling, Desktop Sharing, Mobility and Data Networking Infrastructure. We are also a Microsoft Partner certified in a variety of Microsoft technologies including Lync, Exchange, SharePoint, Windows Server, Desktop, SQL and more.

We wish to update our company image by refreshing our brand so that we appear more current, credible, professional, progressive, and as technology experts in the fields we serve. To achieve this we intend to update our existing company logo or, create a brand new logo, that will coincide with a separate project we currently have underway to develop a new company website.

Brief updates

By DanT on 28-Feb-14 11:30 p.m. GMT
Hi, we have received some really great entries and we are down to three finalists but need a few more days to collaborate internally and make a final decision. We appreciate the additional time and your patience. Thank you! DanT