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What process do you guys generally follow when coming up with identities for different teams or projects you work on? Mine (when I actually put time into a full logoset) is...

1) Come up with an idea.

2) Sketch until I've put my idea on paper.

3) Scan

4) Work in photoshop to get everything right.

5) Fine-tune different elements to the smallest detail.

6) Post.

Sometimes I add get ideas from different guys on what to fix, especially when I'm stuck on something. What do you guys do?

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1) come up with idea

2a) look for reference material (if necessary)

3a) sketch out designs until I can scan or otherwise transfer to computer

3b) if already at computer, work up concepts

4) almost all logo/design work is done in Illustrator

5) go back and forth between tweaking and critiquing (involves posting)

6) post final

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1) Buy new music on iTunes.

2) Doodle while listening to new music.

3) Have a cigarette. Brainstorm some more.

4) Doodle a little more.

5) Take picture with digital camera because I lost my scanner.

6) Draw in Illustrator.

7) Piss and moan about how much I hate my own concepts, and talk smack about pcgd.

8) Start over. Repeat steps 1-7. If good, skip step 8.

9) Have another cigarette and don't look at logo for about an hour.

10) Return to logo and see how it looks after my break.

11) Piss and moan about how much I hate my own concepts, and talk smack about paynomind.

12) Sleep.

13) Rework entire concept, end up happier.

14) Celebrate by running around the yard naked. (Neighbors love this.)

15) Post on board.

16) Talk smack about fiasco's unibrow.

17) Talk smack about lamicus because he's a wanker and complains when I don't talk about him.

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1. Think of concept.

2. Watch squirrel outside.

3. Think more.

4. look at online pornography and/or cyber with one my harem of net floozies.

5. Work.

6. Get Fiasco to do it.

7. Get tired of waiting for Fiasco, farm it out somewhere else.

8. Think up a 200th post contest.

9. Change my idea around completely, and let whoever wanted to do it know.

10. Find out that the person doing it originally hadn't even started yet, so it's no biggie.

11. Mock Paynomind mercilessly for owning the Martika tape that the Eminem "Toy Soldiers" song sampled

12. Say Thanks when it's done.

13. Bitch about how it's not what I really wanted.

14. Join a new fantasy league, repeat process.

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1. Think of a jersey that sucks.

2. Think of what I would do to make it better.

3. Fire up the trusty old MS Paint

4. Complain incessantly about how much MS Paint sucks.

5. Tell my roommate to figure out how to steal me a copy of Illustrator.

6. Download a font

7. Spend about 20 minutes throwing a jersey together.

8. Post it here and hope for the best.

I usually go through about a pack of smokes in this process, and as for the online porn thing.....well, let's not go there :-)

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1) Buy new music on iTunes.

2) Doodle while listening to new music.

3) Have a cigarette. Brainstorm some more.

4) Doodle a little more.

5) Take picture with digital camera because I lost my scanner.

6) Draw in Illustrator.

7) Piss and moan about how much I hate my own concepts, and talk smack about pcgd.

8) Start over. Repeat steps 1-7. If good, skip step 8.

9) Have another cigarette and don't look at logo for about an hour.

10) Return to logo and see how it looks after my break.

11) Piss and moan about how much I hate my own concepts, and talk smack about paynomind.

12) Sleep.

13) Rework entire concept, end up happier.

14) Celebrate by running around the yard naked. (Neighbors love this.)

15) Post on board.

16) Talk smack about fiasco's unibrow.

17) Talk smack about lamicus because he's a wanker and complains when I don't talk about him.

I love your process! No only if everybody did what you did! :D

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1) Buy new music on iTunes.

2) Doodle while listening to new music.

3) Have a cigarette. Brainstorm some more.

4) Doodle a little more.

5) Take picture with digital camera because I lost my scanner.

6) Draw in Illustrator.

7) Piss and moan about how much I hate my own concepts, and talk smack about pcgd.

8) Start over. Repeat steps 1-7. If good, skip step 8.

9) Have another cigarette and don't look at logo for about an hour.

10) Return to logo and see how it looks after my break.

11) Piss and moan about how much I hate my own concepts, and talk smack about paynomind.

12) Sleep.

13) Rework entire concept, end up happier.

14) Celebrate by running around the yard naked. (Neighbors love this.)

15) Post on board.

16) Talk smack about fiasco's unibrow.

17) Talk smack about lamicus because he's a wanker and complains when I don't talk about him.

Same except for somking the cancer sticks. I always listen to music while designing.

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i don't do any preparations, really....

i just decide i want to work on some graphics, so i'll open up my paint program, and a random sports uniform template... start messing around with it, and if it looks good, i post it for comments.

it's a pure hobby for me, so i have no professional tendencies or anything... i just open up a paint program and dick around with it until i'm bored with it, or come up with something worth posting.

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No...actually, here's how I do my concepts:

  • Think of an easy way to tweak an existing logo or uniform (re-color, usually),
  • Assemble pre-existing graphic elements,
  • Make sure that I don't actually have to manually add anything significant to design,
  • Re-color in RGB mode using the sRGB255 color standard (so the colors look purtier),
  • Save as high-res .JPEG or .GIF,
  • Post.
  • Look like I did more than I actually did.

Genius!

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1. Get bashed by Caolina Joe.

2. Get bashed by ICS.

3. Eat.

4. Look at camera and say something original/funny.

5. Never start concept

6. Get told by ICS that I suck.

7. Repeat process, slowly spiraling down into pit of despair.

8. Copy Nitroseed again

9. Become forum sheep.

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1. Get bashed by Caolina Joe.

2. Get bashed by ICS.

3. Eat.

4. Look at camera and say something original/funny.

5. Never start concept

6. Get told by ICS that I suck.

7. Repeat process, slowly spiraling down into pit of despair.

8. Copy Nitroseed again

9. Become forum sheep.

you just make it WAAAAYYYYYY too easy....

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1. Think of a name that my limited talent would allow me to do a logo for

2. Find a picture or something for reference

3. Decide that my limited talents won't allow me to do even the simple thing I decided on

4. Spend five or six days thinking of something else

5. Come up with something else simple

6. Sketch it

7. Give up and play poker.

8. Forget about logo.

9. Decide to try and finish it about 3 weeks later.

10. Ask CityofWalrus for his opinion.

11. Get pissed off and call him stupid upon him telling me it sucks.

12. Redo the whole thing.

13. Settle for something crappy.

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