Right now? Our company? Well, technically we are still assembling the team, but you can get an idea of who we are by finding out more about me, Robert, via my blog (http://www.robertdow.com) and Twitter (@robertodow). It’s not all relevant or germane to this contest, but it should provide some color commentary and insight.
What we will become… we will be a “real” company and not some nameless, faceless, impersonal company. We will provide the simplest and most elegant telecommunication services we can with superb customer service and fair, no-hassle pricing. If you were to compare us to other companies, we hope to emulate and someday become a Timbuk2, Zappos or 37signals.
We will be a small company, initially, but hope to stay small too. And we hope to create the best work environment possible for our team members. But we also plan on supporting our customers too, being part of the small business/internet community. After we choose a winning design, we will launch our blog, and in our first post, we will thank 99designs and all of you, specifically the winning designer and the “best in class” among the other contest participants. We want to help you grow your business too!
If you have questions, please ask us.
Our target customer will be small to medium sized businesses, including professional services firms (e.g. lawyers, accountants and designers), consultants, independent contractors, entrepreneurs and technology companies. We will be targeting individuals and companies who appreciate intuitive design, simplicity, fair pricing and supporting the little guy, their fellow small business.
We really don’t have many creative or technical requirements. We certainly do not want to limit you creatively.
The underlying question I want you to ask yourself: Is the design REMARKABLE? Merriam-Webster defines remarkable as “worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary.” We are not Facebook, Twitter, AT&T or Cisco, yet. We need your help in establishing our own unique, visual brand identity.
One requirement is that “VoiceMule” must be one word in the design; however, you are free to alter the capitalization, or use none at all. And we do need a logo that’s versatile, crisp, elegant and simple but also distinctive (“remarkable”). It should definitely convey Web 3.0 (or whatever you want to call it), the internet, technology, etc. If a “mascot” comes to mind, feel free to include it in the design, but it’s not a requirement or even a request; it’s just an option. Speaking towards versatility, obviously, we will have needs for icons, avatars, etc. that work with the logo’s color palette. In terms of technical requirements, we are open to suggestions, but vector format seems to the most universal and flexible.
Check out our "NeatSpeak" logo design contest too: http://99designs.com/contests/32056
Is your design “remarkable”?
Thanks for your time, efforts and creativity, and may the best design win!