- Package selected
- Only pro designers
- Private or blind contests
- Estimated # of designs
- Quality of designs
- gold package
- (only on gold pack)
- (but not first project)
- 10 designs
- their popular package
- (extra $150)
- gold package
- (extra $199)
- (extra $49)
- executive package
Fair Review of Best Online Logo Contest Websites
Many reviews have been made of several logo contest crowdsourcing websites, however, we wanted to keep one main question in mind:
“Where do I get the best quality logo designers?”
When we set out researching all the different logo design contest websites, we noticed that many user reviews commented on the quality of the logo designs and the quality of the (non-professional) designers.
This is why in this logo contest sites review we have only included packages that include a selection of ‘better quality logo designers’.
Best Business Logo Design Contest Website: DesignBro
Our conclusion was that many logo contest sites were charging extra in order to get ‘a better quality designer’. At DesignBro it seems that this is a standard service- in other words, they simply don’t offer cheaper (and in our opinion lower quality) alternatives.
Obvious elephant in the room is their choice to only show ’10 designs’. When we tried out their logo cotest we found that 10 designs were more than enough choice, especially as we actually received 10 high-quality logo designs- this was better than what we expected.
With such great work, it ended up being quite a tough choice to have to pick our winner in the end.
Logo Design Contest Website Runner up: 99Designs
The experience with 99Designs was different. There were quite a large number of logo designs (as the name does suggest). We had quite a difficult time (but better than Designcrowd, Designhill and Crowdspring), going through these designs, and to provide feedback on them.
We noticed that some of the logo designers were starting to get ‘inspired’ from other designer’s work, which in our case wasn’t what we wanted. However, from the approximately 80 designs, 3 or 4 were of a professional standard. We were happy with the final result, but it took us more effort.
Number of logo designs
Let’s be honest- the number of designs is not the most important metric.
After all, you will just use 1 in the end, so theoretically, as long as only 1 design is being made, and it’s really great- the job is done. However, it does indicate how much work you have to go through, because in the end- you will need to provide feedback.
That being said, it hinges heavily on the quality of the designers.
Quality of logo designs
Quality is the single most important metric for us. It’s also the most subjective, but when you discuss quality with experienced designers- it’s surprising how many agree with one another.
Private or blind logo design contests
In our opinion- this is a requirement.
When designers (who are competing to get paid) see each other’s work, it could lead to bad habits like copying, which in turn leads to lower diversity, lower creativity, and affects the quality.