Develop a Corporate Identity for GrowTutor.com

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $95
  • Entries Received: 14
  • Winner: LizaDesigns

Contest Brief

We need an Einstein like character as a mascot/logo for the website and forums as well as another minimalist version for business cards, stationery, letterhead. We also need a smaller/different version for social media profiles.

Since this is a gardening based site, Professor GrowTutor should have a generic plant, either in one hand or near him on a stool or desk

Attached are examples that have either inspired us or that we currently use but want to change.

Main site/forum logo should be approx: 400x400, 450x350 or 350x450 or close but it doesnt have to be exact.

The social media profile icons can be cropped from the main logo or can be different for variety.

Business cards, etc should use a minimalistic design for simplicity.

The real photo is what the big caricature was based on and we love it except the yoyo should be replaced, one hand should hold a generic green plant in a generic pot and the other can either be pointing to the plant with a finger, giving a thumbs-up or using a pointer stick to point to the blackboard which should have some chalk writing and the domain name [url removed, login to view]

Also included is the current FB/twitter profile logo that should be changed since it was something just found on the web.

EDIT:
I hate to say it but I've been informed that the design has to be original and even cropping and altering the professor could still be a copyright violation if I even use *parts* of other peoples' work. So he'd have to be redrawn from scratch, even if it looks similar. Editing isn't enough. :(

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  • imbg01
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I hate to say it but I've been informed that the design has to be original and even cropping and altering the professor could still be a copyright violation if I even use *parts* of other peoples' work. So he'd have to be redrawn from scratch, even if it looks similar. Editing isn't enough. :(

    • 3 years ago
    1. kadaristi
      kadaristi
      • 3 years ago

      Hello! What you say about this?!
      http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/images/graphical-gags/april/einstein/caricature-einstein.jpg

      • 3 years ago
    2. imbg01
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      We've already discussed that here, it was the inspiration for Professor GrowTutor. It's also uploaded in the brief as an example file. I don't know the author and I don't have permission to use or edit that one.

      • 3 years ago
  • rohitmait
    rohitmait
    • 3 years ago

    thanks for liking my idea :) i knew you would like it

    • 3 years ago
    1. imbg01
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      It could use some tweaking but the concept is OK...I commented privately.

      • 3 years ago
  • imbg01
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I think I need to remind everyone that this contest is a set of 3 images. One similar to the "Professor GrowTutor" entries above, one that is more of a headshot and one very minimalistic for business cards, etc.

    I attached examples of some that are close. :D

    Thanks...

    • 3 years ago
    1. imbg01
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Yes, exactly, except I found it elsewhere. I thought I had uploaded it when I started the contest and noticed it didn't go through a day later, it's uploaded as einstein.jp g now...

      • 3 years ago
    2. LizaDesigns
      LizaDesigns
      • 3 years ago

      I was able to find my private messages on here via my email that I signed up with, notification was sent with a link....in case anyone is interested...:D I couldn't find any way otherwise to access it.

      • 3 years ago
  • IniAku84
    IniAku84
    • 3 years ago

    Hi CH just want to know if is it okay for us just to use the image you provide for the logo...?

    • 3 years ago
    1. imbg01
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      You can certainly use it as a reference but I don't know how much it would have to be altered to be used legally. I do love that image though, it was the inspiration for "Professor GrowTutor" becoming the mascot/logo.

      • 3 years ago
  • imbg01
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    One *possible* idea for the blackboard text would be to use gardening words in a scientific/math expression like this:

    seeds + water + light + food / time x love + knowledge = GrowTutor.com

    (it doesn't have to be exactly that, it's just an example of one possible solution.)

    • 3 years ago
    1. imbg01
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Please feel free to ask questions if you need clarification, either publically or privately...

      • 3 years ago
  • imbg01
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Also one of our taglines is
    "You can grow!"
    so that *can* be used someplace but it's not required anywhere.

    • 3 years ago
  • imbg01
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    While the idea in my head is fairly specific, bidders are *also* encouraged to submit their own ideas that showcase their own imagination, creativity and skills.

    • 3 years ago
    1. OsamaBin
      OsamaBin
      • 3 years ago

      doing the job now.

      • 3 years ago
    2. imbg01
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      That version makes him look like a child with grey hair and a mustache (not old enough) and I didn't want the actual words "about gardening" I meant gardening/botanical related words/phrases.

      • 3 years ago

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