Solebon got their new icon or button by running a design contest:
Solebon Spider - new iOS app from a leading app studio
Check out Solebon's Icon or button contest…
Games & Recreational
Solebon is a leading developer of casual games for mobile devices. Our players are typically female in the 25-55 age range.
What's your vision?
Solebon is a leading developer of casual games for mobile devices powered by Apple iOS. The company is looking for an icon design for its newest solitaire release (planned for late February) to be called Solebon Spider Solitaire, which will be available on iPhone, iPod and iPad. The Solebon Spider Solitaire app will apply the classic look and feel from the Solebon Solitaire apps (see http://www.solebon.com for App Store links) to the traditional spider solitaire game play. Though the existing leading Solebon apps have 50 solitaire games, they do not have a traditional spider solitaire game so this new standalone Solebon Spider Solitaire will deliver this experience along with a few related game titles. We need an icon for Solebon Spider Solitaire which leverages a spider as part of the icon design. We are looking for something edgy and cool. We do not want designs that are cute and we would prefer edgy not become too scary. Here is some more guidance: - The existing Solebon icons have a spade on a dark circle inside a colored frame (be sure to see http://www.solebon.com). We are open to designs that replicate the circle inside the colored frame approach as well as those that do not. We are looking for some brand consistency but acknowledge the current look and feel may be dated so we are open to something new. - A spider must be incorporated within the design. We are open to the incorporation of other spider elements (like a spider web) as well as card game elements (like cards or suits). - We are leaning away from anything with letters or words though we could be persuaded. We want something memorable and interesting. - We will typically have both a free and paid version of our apps that are differentiated by the background color on the icon. In the final round, we will ask contestants to provide designs that include both versions so you don’t need to do that initially but we wanted you to think ahead as this might influence your approach. Solebon was recruited by Apple as a launch partner when the App Store opened in July 2008. The contest should be a good reference point for the winner.
We are considering extending the spider design elements elsewhere within the app such as the card backs and background wallpaper but have made no firm decisions. As a result, the contest winner will need to provide the final icons as well as the spider graphic separately for our use elsewhere. Of course, there may be a subsequent opportunity for the contest winner to work on additional elements of the game. The winning designer will need to provide graphics in all the point sizes required by Apple for iOS application icons, the original PhotoShop and/or Adobe Illustrator files as well as design specifications like RGB colors, fonts, and gradients. The Solebon Team will monitor this contest and try to rate designs quickly. We will provide commentary when we have an idea on improving a design. We will provide other commentary as we are able. We will send general messages if we make any big decisions so that your time isn't wasted.
$199 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Icon or button starts at NOK 1,799.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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 icon or button.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Solebon 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.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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