SocketPlane got their new logo design by running a design contest:
Exciting Narwhal mascot needed for an open source software startup
Check out SocketPlane's Logo design contest…
SocketPlane is a open source software company that is changing the landscape of computer networking. We create software that allows applications to be deployed and connected quickly, at scale in a way that is simple to use. A "socket" is a pipe through which applications can communicate. We coined the phrase, "socketplane" to describe the architectural layer in which multiple applications communicate over a network. The target audience for this product/solution are engineers and managers working in IT.
Logo types to explore
This collection of links from the Docker team shows a good spread of open source logos. http://salon.io/mrp/typical-open-source-logos We are VERY keen on having a Narwhal as a mascot as there are some great story elements here for us... I've collected some images here for inspiration: http://salon.io/dave-tucker/narwhals Why Narwhals? Well our product/solution firmly falls under the category "Software Defined Networking". Our industry has frequently referred to this as a unicorn as it's mythical, idealistic and most definitely not real (or useful) :) Narwhal tusks washed up on beaches gave life to the myth that unicorns may be real and are affectionately referred to as the "Unicorn of the Sea". Our take is, that we have something that could be mistaken for a unicorn (e.g is SDN) but is actually practical and very much real... like the Narwhal. The mascot/logo should fit with the general open source aesthetic which is friendly, fun, playful, colorful. It should be something that a developer would want to wear on a t-shirt. I've also attached our current logo and some sketches of early ideas I've had but no mascot as my art skills only stretch so far.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their logo design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
SocketPlane collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
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And then… they selected a winner!
Rogger is an absolute professional. I had over 100 submissions for my contest and he entered about half way through. I knew immediately that he was going to be the winner though. It was pretty much perfect right away. He truly listened to my description and made it come to life perfectly! We worked through a couple revisions just to try out different things and each time he was more than willing to try anything I wanted to see. I would say skip creating a contest and work with him 1 on 1! Thank you again Rogger!
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