Design a Logo for "Trader Square" (Trading Community Website)

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $250
  • Entries Received: 199
  • Winner: LouieJayO

Contest Brief

I'm going to launch a forum-centric community site called "Trader Square" for Japanese traders, who trade stocks, bonds, futures and forex. One of similar sites is www.forex-tsd.com.
Since I am a software developer myself, the site will be dealing with slightly tech-savvy topics about systematic and/or automatic trading until it grows bigger.

I am looking for a graphical logo for the website, which should be a circlic or square-shaped, because it will also be used as an 1:1 icon (like...

I'm going to launch a forum-centric community site called "Trader Square" for Japanese traders, who trade stocks, bonds, futures and forex. One of similar sites is www.forex-tsd.com.
Since I am a software developer myself, the site will be dealing with slightly tech-savvy topics about systematic and/or automatic trading until it grows bigger.

I am looking for a graphical logo for the website, which should be a circlic or square-shaped, because it will also be used as an 1:1 icon (like favicon).
You should also present a rectangle variation with texts "Trader Square", that can be used in the forum header.

Since a part the site visitors are also users of our company software products, the graphical logo should give them impressions such as (with no particular order):
- trustworthy
- knowledgeable
- honest
- thoughtful
- solid
- friendly
It is not my intention to convey an idea like "let's get rich quick".

The site will be implemented using Invision forum software and should look like this (at least for a while until I can rebrand the site):
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Your candicates should match and look good with this forum design.

Other than that, I'll just wait for your proposal and choose the designs I like.

Keep in mind that right now I have very limited time to spend on commenting your design candidates, so please do not expect me to guide you to the right direction by taking your hand.
I will just mark your proposals with stars: 1-4 stars mean that I'm not satisfied with it enough but 4 stars is close, and 5 stars mean I will consider it in the final decision.

When in doubt, please visit my corporate site at [url removed, login to view] and investigate my previous contests as well, to guess what kind of designs I tend to prefer.
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Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing awesome designs from you!

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Public Clarification Board

  • ttega
    ttega
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    I appreciate all participants for taking part in this contest!

    • 1 year ago
  • ttega
    ttega
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    It was very difficult to choose only 1 winner but I decided to award LouieJayO in this contest.

    • 1 year ago
  • ttega
    ttega
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    About 12 hours later, this contest will be closed and I will choose the winner.

    • 1 year ago
    1. rana60
      rana60
      • 1 year ago

      Hi, Please feedback me for my recent updates -Thank you very much..

      • 1 year ago
  • Debasish5555
    Debasish5555
    • 1 year ago

    Dear sir, Plz. check #176 ...............Thanks

    • 1 year ago
  • maniroy123
    maniroy123
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #159 . Do let me know your views . I can change the logo color background if you would like that variation . Thank you sir !

    • 1 year ago
  • maniroy123
    maniroy123
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #151 . The blue version of the logo . Let me know your views . Thank you !

    • 1 year ago
  • maniroy123
    maniroy123
    • 1 year ago

    Hello sir , I submitted a Set #148 . Please have a look at it . I am experimenting on more colors and will keep posting when I reach a perfect combo . As for now #148 . Please do let me know through PM your views

    • 1 year ago
  • ttega
    ttega
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Fortunately I've been receiving a lot of attractive designs for this contest, and I'm going to close it earlier and choose the winner.
    I will accept new proposals till the end of Sunday (GMT+0).

    • 1 year ago
  • FlexKreative
    FlexKreative
    • 1 year ago

    Please provide feedback, it would be great to present the logo in a better way, Thanks

    • 1 year ago
  • enshano
    enshano
    • 1 year ago

    Hello.. please check #107 Thank You

    • 1 year ago
  • maniroy123
    maniroy123
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #104 . I have submitted 8 variations with different combinations. Also please let me know if I can use colors except the colors I have used in 104 . Waiting for your feedback . Thank you for your valuable time !

    • 1 year ago
  • surabi123
    surabi123
    • 1 year ago

    New theme. #103. Same concept as my entry #37. But there is a deterrent layout. Would like to hear your suggestions please. Thanks.

    • 1 year ago
  • surabi123
    surabi123
    • 1 year ago

    Rearranged the same logo. Please check #98.
    Thanks..

    • 1 year ago
  • maniroy123
    maniroy123
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #93 . Let me know if you would like to see any changes or changes in color schema . Waiting for your reply at the earliest . Thank you !

    • 1 year ago
  • surabi123
    surabi123
    • 1 year ago

    # 80.
    This is a new idea according to my first entry #37.
    But the theme & concept are same.
    Please check it & put some feedback.
    Thanks.

    • 1 year ago
  • surabi123
    surabi123
    • 1 year ago

    This is a new idea according to my first entry #37.
    But the theme & concept are same.
    Please check it & put some feedback.
    Thanks.

    • 1 year ago
  • dino995
    dino995
    • 1 year ago

    #69 What do you think ?

    • 1 year ago
  • LouieJayO
    LouieJayO
    • 1 year ago

    do you want it serious or playful?

    • 1 year ago
    1. ttega
      ttega
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      I'm open to any suggestion, but generally serious would be nice.

      • 1 year ago
  • naveedlakho
    naveedlakho
    • 1 year ago

    Plz Check #46

    • 1 year ago
  • Designer0713
    Designer0713
    • 1 year ago

    #41 Thanks a lot! :)

    • 1 year ago
  • surabi123
    surabi123
    • 1 year ago

    Please review my entry #37 and feedback.
    thanks.

    • 1 year ago
  • FlexKreative
    FlexKreative
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #32, Thanks

    • 1 year ago
  • HaidarAli
    HaidarAli
    • 1 year ago

    Hi,
    any modification will done happily as required. :)

    Thanks

    • 1 year ago

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