Help Me Pick A New Logo Design?

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2008-11-3029

Update: Thanks to all! We’ve picked our new logo and have finally redesigned our site. What you see today is the result of the voting process. Appreciate all your input. Enjoy the site!

Dear friends, would you help me pick a new logo design for The Digerati Life? 🙂
Though I’ve always wanted to give this place a cosmetic face-lift over the years (goodness knows how much The Digerati Life needs it 😉 ), I’ve been unable to do so, because of time constraints. I’m still hoping I’ll have the opportunity to make changes — maybe a little bit at a time when the schedule allows. One fun thing I was able to work out though, was the chance to find a great logo designer to give my rather dull text logo a bit more personality.

So I was fortunate to find a couple of folks who’ve offered to help me in this regard. David Clearwater has a site called Logo Design Shopper, a nice resource which compares custom logo design deals from top company logo designers. He’s come up with an inventive way to work out a new logo design, which involves a voting process.

I thought his proposal was quite fun, actually, so I’ve taken him up on his offer. He subsequently got me in touch with Andre, a graphic artist who’s behind (see his profile), who was willing to come up with some nice designs for The Digerati Life. And here’s where it gets interesting — David’s voting scheme will allow the wonderful readers of our site to select their favored design. We’ve narrowed down some ideas to a handful of design concepts, which we’d love for you to review.

new look, new style
Oh yeah, I need a new look! Photo by

So here’s where you come in — I am hoping to enlist your help to pick out a logo design for our header!

Those concepts are now in this voting page, where you can rate each design.

A heartfelt thank you to David and Andre for your awesome ideas, this interesting proposal and the cool voting page you came up with. And many thanks to everyone else in advance for helping us select a new logo!

I personally cannot make up my mind which design to choose, so here’s looking forward to what you’ve got to say. Please don’t hesitate to let me know what you think. 🙂

That was my exciting news for this weekend.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Green Panda November 30, 2008 at 8:05 pm

That was a fun vote. I really liked the last one, but all three were nice Congrats on getting a new logo!

The Financial Blogger November 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm

I voted for number 2. Great idea of making people vote!

I’m working on a new design too… it should happen sometime in January!



Silicon Valley Blogger November 30, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Thanks so much for your vote and compliment, Green Panda! 🙂 It did take us a while to narrow it down to these options so I’m so glad you enjoyed the picks…

I found that many people like the last one too! I actually like the 2nd one as well. 🙂

Cap November 30, 2008 at 8:21 pm

definitely last two. i guess easier to pick too if i can see how they look on top of the site to see how well they flush w/ the current blog theme.

Curious Cat Investing Blog November 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm

Very nice. I might take them up on a logo too.

David November 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Voted for #2, good luck!!

Silicon Valley Blogger November 30, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Woohoo, thanks for the votes! 🙂 Hope you guys keep it coming… I forgot to say that I’ll keep the voting open until there’s enough to render a verdict. I may announce the results this time next week!

Thank you again everyone!

Lazy Man and Money December 1, 2008 at 1:12 am

I voted for #2. #3 was nearly as good, but I liked seeing more of that sexy babe. 😉

lorena December 1, 2008 at 6:57 am

I like the font of the second-to-last and the layout/headshot of the last. I think a combination of those would be dynamic.

vilkri December 1, 2008 at 9:05 am

I like the general idea for the new logo, but the head tilted downwards and the almost sad (or at least somber) expression almost depress me. Good luck! (Btw, we got our vilkri logo from logoworks. We had a good experience.)

Silicon Valley Blogger December 1, 2008 at 9:15 am

@Lazy Man,

Lol. Leave it up to you to demand “sexy”. 😉 If only I could live up to such a trim caricature. The holiday season goodies don’t help in that goal though!

That’s an interesting suggestion! We’ll see how that concept can work out in the header space we have.

Thanks for the feedback! That’s the first time I heard that the character’s position looked somber 😉 . I have to note that! I’ll hang on to your tip here.

Chicago Cardiology December 1, 2008 at 11:59 am

I like the last one the best… stands out and it’s a bit more hip… You should have posted an entry looking for people interested in designing the logo, I’m sure some bloggers here have art/design skills… maybe could have had the work done for free…


AmeriGlide December 1, 2008 at 2:30 pm

That is a really cool way to pick a new logo. I have a couple of sites that are in need of a new look and this would be a cool way to do it…

jim December 1, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Yeah those logos were really nice, I thought #3 was the best one…

t-luck December 1, 2008 at 5:53 pm

Cool designs.. I voted for #2.

Good luck.

SimplyForties December 1, 2008 at 9:54 pm

I like your original logo better because I think it is more business-like. Your sexy girl looks either sad or mad or timid to me.

RC@Thinkyourwaytowealth December 2, 2008 at 5:29 am

Great idea SVB! I voted for #2- but I think lorena has a good idea as well.

Escape Somewhere December 7, 2008 at 1:34 am

I liked the first new one. I guess that makes its #2 Im not sure. When are you going to post the new logo?

Escape Somewhere December 7, 2008 at 1:35 am

I liked the first new one. I guess that makes its #2 Im not sure. When are you going to post the new logo?

Patrick December 7, 2008 at 9:37 pm

I like #2 & #3; either of them would be nice. 🙂

Silicon Valley Blogger December 7, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Thanks for all your comments and votes everyone! The voting is now closed! I’ll have the logo up soon.

STOCKMANMARC December 8, 2008 at 12:03 pm

My vote was for #2 the title print is distinctive and pops out at you.

By the way I enjoy your blog!

Monevator December 8, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Number 4 I say. I’m surprised everyone is going for number 3. Perhaps number 4 is a bit fashion-y?

Oops, just noticed voting is closed. Look forward to the new look!

Apple January 9, 2009 at 12:38 am

#3 was the most fashionable among those logos. I’m glad you chose the right one.

Steve February 24, 2009 at 2:40 am

Four nice concepts. The text-only logo is a little boring but the other three are great.

I particularly like number 4!

Clayton Shumway March 3, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Alright, I voted for #3! Good choice. Especially like that it’s boxed, makes it a nice header for your blog.

Sprike - Digital Marketing May 10, 2010 at 7:19 am

I voted for #3 as it had the best use of images and typography.

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