I need a coordinated logo, site name and phrase. I'd like something hip and modern, but not overly playful - to avoid alienating markets that are more serious in nature in the future (i.e. Real Estate).
I am also seeking a standalone icon that will be used to flag a 'HyPersense' auction - a fast paced, frantic auction with lots of bidding action packed in a small time window. This is a second tier request, in that the primary request above will be my main focus. But designers that provide both will be looked upon favorably.
THE MAIN LOGO:
I would prefer (but not mandate) that the following concepts be incorporated in the design.
* A per cent (%) sign, since my website plays on that word (!important)
* An arrow down, since prices go down over time
* a clock reference of some sort, since time is a factor in the price
I feel like I was getting close with my own design, but lacked the skill to take it to the next level. If you want a place to start, then just make this logo, but better :)
I drafted my original design with money-like darker green shades. Although I mildly prefer green, I am not locked into that color.
I would prefer a glossy iphone button look, but am not locked into a web2.0 look.
For the Word part, I need to have Persense or persense.com spelled out, since the spelling is key to getting the URL correct.
Thewebsite name 'persense' is clearly a play on words. Sounds like percents but spelled persense, as in sensible and prudent.
If possible I would like to see the 'sense' word emphasized somewhat. I think that will both highlight that I'm using the spelling of 'sense' (not cents) and hopefully that this is a 'sensable' place to buy and sell. I don't really have anything precisely in mind here, but I can picture different colors/font-sizes/shades/shadows/effects to get this point across.
I'd like the ability to have phrases that could go below the Persense.com. I imagine that once you get the % logo to look right, that the phrases will use the same effects and texturing. The phrases are:
"Time is on your side!"
"Where you bargain with time!" - or haggle, for the UK version :)
"Prices go DOWN, not up!" (and if you think of anything better, let me know :) )
THE HYPERSENSE ICON:
This should be an attention getting type of icon.
It will flag a frantic fast-paced Hypersense auction and should portray that nature. You can visit a DEMO of a hypersense auction at http://persense.com/item124. Select auto-refresh if wish and the browser will refresh after each bid block time period. So, given a list of items, a user should be able to easily scan for and recognize this icon.
An 'H' or an 'h' melded with a percent symbol are good starting point, but I'm not locked into a letter per se.
Motion lines, blurs, jagged edges, colors are all options to make this icon effective. But sometimes simple is still eye catching (like a yellow triangle road sign with a "!").
One word about the website. The current widget headers and colors are built/CSS'd from jqueryui.com. I am not locked into those colors, and will change the site color schema to best match the winning logo. Bonus points to a designer who can provide a few complementary colors.
This is my first time using 99designs. It was highly recommended by a colleague. I have been very impressed with the submissions and am excited to see what a team of talented designer will come up with.
Please contact me if you have any questions!
President and CEO, Persense.com