Logo Design for CatalystMD, Revolutionary Health and Wellness.

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $319
  • Entries Received: 280
  • Winner: sharpminds40

Contest Brief

CatalystMD is an online health and wellness company. We are based in Tulsa, OK, but we plan to serve the world with our innovative online wellness solutions. Our target market is CatalystMD is transforming healthcare by combining technology, behavioral sc

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Public Clarification Board

  • Hasanath
    Hasanath
    • 2 years ago

    Please check #264 & #265. Thanks.

    • 2 years ago
    1. vjmaxheight
      vjmaxheight
      • 2 years ago

      HI Hasanath ....good job

      • 2 years ago
    2. Hasanath
      Hasanath
      • 2 years ago

      Thanks vjmaxheight.

      • 2 years ago
  • vjmaxheight
    vjmaxheight
    • 3 years ago

    please check #209
    #210
    #211
    #212
    #213
    #214
    #215
    #216
    #217
    #218

    • 3 years ago
  • yeaho00
    yeaho00
    • 3 years ago

    #201 Please Check

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I'm not trying to add more work, but I am trying to share with you the design features that may help your design win the contest. The top designs are very close. The details matter. Therefore, in addition to my comments on the TAG LINE in the previous message, here are a few details that may make the difference in winning or losing:
    - Consider adding a third small SATELLITE sphere at about the 5:00 position of the BIG SPHERE, as in #180.
    - Make sure your "C" is perfectly centered in your BIG SPHERE. A couple of the top designs are slightly decentered. In the end, it may matter.
    - A few designs have added a little dimension and light effects to the "MD." It looks good. Consider doing the same if your design is flat.

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I would also like to see the TAG LINE fit better in the space available (under "atalystMD"). For example, "Revolutionary" should be sized to fit nicely between the BIG SPHERE and the descender of the "y." Likewise, on the other side, "Health and Wellness" should fit and extend from the descender of the "y" to the right most border of the "MD."

    The tag line font should probably be a little larger, however, it should stay thin and light. The bolder/heavier versions I have seen, I do not like.

    • 3 years ago
  • frostyerica
    frostyerica
    • 3 years ago

    #191 for your review, thanks.

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Designers, I will need the winning submission supplied in a format that allows me to adjust/edit the important elements in separate layers. For example, separate layers for "atalyst," "MD," "revolutionary," health and wellness," the big "C," the big sphere, and the smaller satellite spheres. I will provide excellent and specific feedback for your profile. If you have any problem providing me your design in a layered format, please let me know.

    • 3 years ago
    1. room47
      room47
      • 3 years ago

      It's not a problem. You can have the design in .AI or .EPS, so you can be able to later scale it up or down without losing any quality, and also edit it.

      • 3 years ago
    2. sharpminds40
      sharpminds40
      • 3 years ago

      even corel draw file will give same flexibility.

      • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Designers, can you please change the tag line to: "revolutionary health and wellness." Put "revolutionary" before the "y's" descender and "health and wellness" after the descender. It will look like this: "revolutionary | health and wellness"
    Make sure the baseline for the font used in the tag line is also the baseline of the "y's" descender. And forgive me for being obsessive like that! :)

    • 3 years ago
  • hammad143
    hammad143
    • 3 years ago

    Dear CH, what you'll say about #159 and #161 ? Please!

    • 3 years ago
  • umamaheswararao3
    umamaheswararao3
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #155, #156, #157, #158, and give feed back,
    Thank you!

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Everyone please pay attention to the shading and reflection effects on both the BIG SPHERE and the smaller SATELLITE spheres. Many of the submission demonstrate light effects that are confusing. Consider a single light source and apply reflection and shading that is consistent and properly distributed to the smaller SATELLITES. Also, make sure the SATELLITE'S shadow on the BIG SPHERE is properly considered and applied.

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I have reported designs (#133 and #134) that are exact copies of another designer's work. I appreciate and respect the work of the designers here. I chose not to seal this contest because I believe my project can benefit from a process of collaboration. However, I will not allow the creative work of others to be stolen.
    I stand by my intention to provide rewards for creativity beyond the winner of this contest.

    • 3 years ago
  • umamaheswararao3
    umamaheswararao3
    • 3 years ago

    Please check and #110, #127, #129, #130, and give feed back,
    Thank you!

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Can anyone tell me the name of the font used in #94?

    • 3 years ago
    1. timedsgn
      timedsgn
      • 3 years ago

      Please check PM. Thx

      • 3 years ago
  • room47
    room47
    • 3 years ago

    Any feedback on #101?

    • 3 years ago
    1. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Much better. Try making the "MD" the same blue that you use in the BIG SPHERE. Also, increase the boldness of the "MD" and give me a couple more fonts to look at: 1) the same font as "atalyst" (like #94) and, 2) maybe something like the font used in #93.
      I would like to see you treat the "C" a little more like you did in your earlier designs in which it looked like it was inside a slightly translucent sphere. Think of the graphical BIG SPHERE as a blue glass marble containing a big white (or perhaps black) "C" in its center. We can see the "C" in the middle of the glass marble because of the slight translucence. You did something like I am talking about in #59

      • 3 years ago
    2. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      The BIG SPHERE and "C" in #100 has better proportions than #101 or #102. #102 was a step backwards except for changing the "MD" to blue. The color change looks better.
      I would still like to see the "MD" slightly bolder/heavier.

      • 3 years ago
  • room47
    room47
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #96, #97 and comment. Cheers!

    • 3 years ago
    1. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Change it to a 2-color design. The red and yellow of the smaller SATELLITE molecules is making it look to "child-like."
      The graphical sphere is too big and out of proportion to the font. The wall of the sphere needs to come closer to the "C." For example, ALL of the elements in #94 are well balanced and have very good proportions.
      I don't like the font used in the "MD." I like the fonts used in #94, #93, and #63 better. I don't think you have to use the same font for "MD" that you use in "atalyst." I may be wrong, but I would like to see some variations in the fonts used there.
      However, I want the letters in "MD" to be of the same height, reach the same point on the top line, as the other letters in "atalyst." #94, #93, and #63 do this well.

      • 3 years ago
  • umamaheswararao3
    umamaheswararao3
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #89, #93, and give feedback,
    Thank you!

    • 3 years ago
    1. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I like them both, but I like the blue in #93 better. Your designs are among the top candidates for selection. Here are the things that would improve the design and your chances:

      Please try using the same font as #84. However, I kind of like the font you have chose for "MD." For now, leave the "MD" the way it is.

      I think the line thickness/weight of the "C" should be the same as the rest of the letters in Catalyst. Try making line thickness of the "C" less, or the rest of the letters in "Catalyst" heavier.

      If you can find the font used in #84, put "Revolutionary" to the left of the y's descender and "Wellness" on the right side of it.

      • 3 years ago
  • umamaheswararao3
    umamaheswararao3
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #85, #86 and give feed back.
    Thank you!

    • 3 years ago
    1. umamaheswararao3
      umamaheswararao3
      • 3 years ago

      Thanks for your valuable feedback, what about #89,

      • 3 years ago
    2. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I like it, but I like your #93 better. Your designs are among the top candidates for selection. Here are the things that would improve the design and your chances:
      Please try using the same font as #84. However, I kind of like the font you have chose for "MD." For now, leave the "MD" the way it is.
      I think the line thickness/weight of the "C" should be the same as the rest of the letters in Catalyst. Try making line thickness of the "C" less, or the rest of the letters in "Catalyst" heavier.
      If you can find the font used in #84, put "Revolutionary" to the left of the y's descender and "Wellness" on the right side of it.

      • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #84 absolutely NAILS the FONT! I love the font. Other designers, please consider adapting your design to this font. I may consider making ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS to designers that introduce great design elements like this. I may also reward a secondary choice in this contest. There are so many good design elements. You are a very creative group. THANK YOU!
    The shape of the "y" makes it look like a stethoscope (the thing a doctor uses for listening to heart sounds). Making the "y" into a stethoscope is a feature we could exploit later.

    • 3 years ago
  • frostyerica
    frostyerica
    • 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for feedback. #87 and #88 for your review.

    • 3 years ago
    1. frostyerica
      frostyerica
      • 3 years ago

      please disregard #87 and #88. I've resubmitted as #90 and #91. Thanks.

      • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    "atalyst" -
    Font - The best fonts will have a round, circular "a" like that use in #63.
    Colors - Black seems to work the best so far.
    "MD" -
    Font - #63
    Colors - Same color as the BIG SPHERE

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    The "C" in Catalyst:
    The "C" needs to feel like it is an integral component of the sphere, purposely contained in the sphere, but not lost in the sphere.
    The "C" needs to be large (larger than the fonts used in "atalyst" and "MD"), bold, and almost filling the sphere, like in #81 and #63.
    It should be round and bold, like that in #81, #63 and #38, not like that in #59.
    Inside the sphere is the "C." Make it a nice ROUND "C" (#81 and #63) so it conforms to, and sits nicely inside, the BIG SPHERE.
    The arms/opening in the "C" should approximate (or pinch) the first "a" in "Catalyst." It should look like the "C" is eating or binding to the "a."

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    SATELLITE molecules/spheres:
    These are 2-3 smaller molecules binding to a catalyst/molecule represented by the BIG SPHERE.
    They are 3-dimensional spheres with a polished and shiny surfaces.
    They should appear to be binding to the BIG SPHERE. That is to say, ideally, they should appear to be sitting in a shallow divot on the surface of the BIG SPHERE.
    Best example: #63. Look at the how the largest of the small SATELLITES interacts with the BIG SPHERE. The "binding site affect" there is nearly perfect.

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    The BIG SPHERE and the "C" should work together to look like a "Pac-Man" eating the first "a" - like in #38 and #66. #81 is also pretty close, but I would prefer the "Pac-man mouth" to match the size of the "a." #63 would be perfect in this regard, if it had a little white space between the green of the sphere and the black of the "a."
    Colors - I'm partial to the BLUE and the 4-color design in #59. The green and black in #63 is a close second. I would like to see #63 in blue.

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    The BIG SPHERE/catalyst molecule:
    It should look like a 3-dimensional sphere with a polished and shiny surface. It will surround and enclose the "C" in "Catalyst."
    A slightly translucent effect that allows the viewer to see the "C" inside the BIG SPHERE seems to work (see #59). However, too much translucency makes the BIG SPHERE appear too much like a soap bubble, which I don't like (see #43).
    The BIG SPHERE should contain the "C," and only the "C" (no other letter should be in the sphere).

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Updated CatalystMD Logo Design Notes
    The image and message that I want the logo to convey is that the graphical SPHERE is an ORGANIC/NATURAL material, a biochemical catalyst MOLECULE, binding to the other elements of the logo and connecting/uniting them in a the process of catalyzing a chemical reaction that leads to an awesome end product.
    Think of the "ball-and-stick" models we used to learn about molecular structure in school. Consider #72.
    Let me break down and discuss the primary elements of this logo:
    * The main sphere, smaller satellite spheres, and the "C" will act together as a stand alone ICON.

    • 3 years ago
  • frostyerica
    frostyerica
    • 3 years ago

    #57 for your review. Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
    1. frostyerica
      frostyerica
      • 3 years ago

      modifications in #62

      • 3 years ago
    2. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I like most of #63. What can be improved is the "C" and the way the sphere interacts with the first "a" in "atalyst." Drop the 2-color (b&w) treatment of the "C" and make it all one color. The sphere and the "C" should work together to look like a "Pac-Man" eating the first "a" - like in #38 and #66. All you need to achieve this effect is a little white between the circular cutout you made in the sphere and the first "a."
      I like the "MD" in the same color as the sphere. I would like to see this design in blue.

      • 3 years ago
  • pixel11
    pixel11
    • 3 years ago

    what about #72 #73 ? Thanks

    • 3 years ago
    1. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Not bad. I appreciate that you offered a design that differed from my original specifications. The alternative design is appealing. I'm just not sure it has enough visual appeal and adaptability to animation later.

      • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I really appreciate all of your talent and your excellent work. A few of you are getting very close to fulfilling my vision for this logo and the brand for which I am looking. I know it is pretty specific, but this design is going to drive all of the rest of our branding work. And their is a lot more work to do for the designers that I feel do the best work, which includes following instructions.
    In a post to follow this one I will lay out all of the elements, fonts, and designs that I like best. Whoever can put it all together is going to win this design and have the opportunity to do the rest of our design work, which includes everything from website to print ads.
    Thank you for your efforts. Keep up the good work. Don't give up too early.
    Sincerely,
    Jim Meehan, MD

    • 3 years ago
  • room47
    room47
    • 3 years ago

    What do you think about #60 and #61?

    • 3 years ago
    1. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I didn't like bringing the "at" into the sphere and making them white. What I want is the graphical blue sphere to contain only the "C" and to look like a Pac Man eating the first "a" - like in #38 and #66.
      I also want the "C" to be round, like that in #63 and #38. The "C" you are using has that flattened back.

      • 3 years ago
  • pateljayendra78
    pateljayendra78
    • 3 years ago

    Hi sir,
    Please check #65 , #66 Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • docmeehan
    docmeehan
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #38 - Not bad. However, I want the graphical element to be a sphere, 3D, not a flat circle. I am looking for more of an organic/natural appearance, softer edges, the bevel on the "C" is too mechanical/unnatural. Also, I would like to change the grey of the graphical elements to blue and try the "C" in white, grey, or some other contrasting color.

    • 3 years ago
    1. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Absolutely

      • 3 years ago
    2. docmeehan
      docmeehan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      However, I am certain that what I want can be done in vector based programs. Several of the submissions are almost there.

      • 3 years ago

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