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Forum just for fun... Remember your first logo sold?


DESIGNER

ApplexDesign
2019-05-04

Remember your first logo sold?
In what part of the world has it landed?



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-05-04

Yea, Mexico lol it took very long time to edit the logo as the client's English wasn't really good.
I though, damn if every customization is going to be like this I am done :)
It was a bee logo.



DESIGNER
Gregory M
2019-05-04

USA or Canadia, dont remember exactly.



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-05-04

Mine was 1997, to a guy in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He was also a friend, but that was the first time I got paid for a logo. I think the price was ZAR300, roughly $20 :)

My first sale on LogoGround was this one:
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=169
I'm not sure when this was - it was before LogoGround recorded the date of the sale. Probably late 2011. The buyer was from the States.



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-05-04

I havn't sold any logos here yet (i am hoping it's gonna be soon)
my first logo was sold in another platform to someone in the US and it was a dragon logo that i am not really proud of now, lol.



DESIGNER
SimplePixel
2019-05-04

Me in January, 2009 in a logo contest for a business that did refurbishing and re-painting of kitchen cabinets from Vancover.
Ugly logo, gives me nightmares when I think about it.

But won a $150 prize. For a student with $10-15 per week budget, I will never forget that night.
And that's because 1 second after reading the congrats email I had a panic attack and a full sleepless night.



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-05-04

@SimplePixel congrats emails, I will never forget those. Your are right, full sleepless night, excitement through the roof.



DESIGNER
MonGE Designs
2019-05-04

Wow, i think it was almost 10 years ago, when i first won a contest, i was joining and losing many contests at the time, was about to lose hope, but suddenly i won! it gave me huge push in confidence (though it didnt last for long), then i started the same time selling logos, i can never forget the first time i sold a logo, i had a panic attack and cudnt breath, it took me 2 hours to only change the name and upload the revision :D



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-05-05

Hello to all!
While I have some sales on LG.
The sale of my first logo here ... was overwhelming. I downloaded it, in five minutes it was already on the main page (I didn’t even know that it was a staff favorite). After 3 hours bought it. I was delighted!
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=83082

I do not remember my first sale, it was a long time ago. I remember that I developed logos for $ 10. That was not enough for life. There were a lot of people willing to buy a logo for a very small amount. Had to work without sleep. I worked then in a design studio.
When I realized that I could do more and be free from work schedules, bosses ... I became a freelancer. And I do not regret it! For me, much greater perspectives in creativity have opened. Creativity should not be limited. Good ideas are not born by order.



DESIGNER
Bungyudho
2019-05-05

I am new here, greet you!



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ApplexDesign
2019-05-05

I sold my first public logo in 2009 for a coaching.
The payment was a novelty because I didn't know paypal!



DESIGNER
Zemfir
2019-05-05

Hello. I still have no experience selling logo on any stock exchanges. Hope this happens soon. Good luck to all!



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vianthedesigner
2019-05-06

@ApplexDesign, do you mean in this site? I can't remember because I'm not even selling one yet :(



DESIGNER
ApplexDesign
2019-05-06

@vianthedesigner no, on other sites.



DESIGNER
logofish
2019-05-06

I sold my first logo online in, I think, 2012 or 2013. It was a logo contest on stocklogos (now defunct). Apart from some mediocre corporate logos I designed in agencies, I was new to logo design... So I tried some contests to gain experience. I think it was a cute little monster, a bit in the style of some others I sold here... one eyed, awkward teeth and so on



DESIGNER
logofish
2019-05-06

(At least, I hope it was cute besides being dentally-challenged)



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Ortega Graphics
2019-05-07

Hello,

Through the years, I have had many logo-related firsts; first custom logo design, first custom logo design sold online and first ready-made logo sold on a logo marketplace online.

The very first custom logo design I sold was in July 1994. This was for a local youth social club.

Technically, the first custom logo design I sold online was in May 1995. This was a 3d animated logo for a BBS (which was a pre-Web service). I say technically because, the brief and details were discussed in a private chatroom within the BBS and this was online. Even if the Web was already a thing, people used to connect to BBSes back then. Soon after, BBSes where completely replaced by similar services on the actual Web. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system

The first time I sold a ready-made logo online, on a logo marketplace, was in January 2012. This was for a company with offices in various countries; the client wanted to silkscreen the design into some t-shirts for a special event. This was a very exciting sale for me as I was (and still am) very proud of that particular design, I remember the feeling vividly; I was very happy that the design found a good home and it was a breeze to customize it. This was the logo: http://bit.ly/2H2EKVQ

Thanks for this trip down memory lane, ApplexDesign.

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
immoodesign
2019-05-07
Edited 2019-09-05 by immoodesign

Hahaaaa! Nice topic :)

My first ever contest I won here like 10 years ago:

https://logotournament.com/contests/skydive-now-atlanta

Wasn't that hilarious but can't forget that logo because that was my first step to the beginner level and that one boosted my energy to reached to the professional level :)



DESIGNER
SimplePixel
2019-05-07

Congrats to ajleroux and Ortega Graphics for such a long career in the design industry.
You guys are real veterans compared to us. It's very impressive!



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-05-07

Oh my Gosh... It was a long time ago... (2011) I remember participating in online contests on cheap and catastrophic pages, and I never won one, it was expected, what I produced could not be called logos. But one day, a friend of a friend contacted me for a custom logo design, she started as a DJ and wanted... you know, a "quality logo" at a good price :) she was very young too and she did not have the resources to pay for something professional, so I charged Bs30 equivalent at that time to USD 10 approx (in Venezuela, my country). From the proposals I made based on text, I liked one, which was not too bad to be done in my first steps, but she did not I liked the design, she wanted to add some object from the world of Djs, so I had to go back to sketching. I ended up doing something that she liked, a couple of extra adjustments and approved... I did not feel happy with that... ehm "thing", probably many of you has happened that the client ends up choosing the ugliest proposal XD Anyway, a happy customer is a happy customer, and that was an achievement for me at that time, what I did not expect, is that the girl was so excited with her logo, that she tattooed it!! Oh God... At that time I did not know what I felt exactly, but in part I was happy for her, because she was happy with her logo. I am grateful to her for having trusted me, and for helping me take my first steps.

This is the approved logo:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4di5lotve6czgx4/AADDIYs7wo-qAjkhQF3SQrFRa?dl=0

Do you know what is more strange than having chosen the least expected proposal as a logo? that after she got her tattoo on the design, a couple of years later, she started using the other text-based logo proposal that I had liked XD.

I plan to help her by giving her a new logo, but I still do not know when that day will be, I must locate her first and confirm if she is still working as a DJ. If I manage to make a new logo for her, I will share it here with all of you :D

Thank you for the post ApplexDesign!
Blessings



DESIGNER
vianthedesigner
2019-05-07

@ApplexDesign, oh yeah, I remember I made logo for some friends of mine. Wish I will get 'true' client soon (you know what I'm saying)



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-05-07

@aefirit
Your story impressed me. Especially with a tattoo. Tattoo master seems then was also a student)))



DESIGNER
ApplexDesign
2019-05-07

@aefirit Beautiful story! :D



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-05-07

@FuturaSan jajaj yes, I guess it was a tattoo student too :D Thank you mates :)



DESIGNER
Zveronika
2019-05-07

I don't remember when exactly it was, but I got 80$ as a second place on a contest logo design on some horrible site, it was the logo for a wine label. I was happy as a little child, which is funny, because I had already selling my work for better prices through the firm I am employed, but this was the first design sold over the internet!
One more funny fact - I was never so happy later as that first time.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-05-07
Edited 2019-09-02 by Brandmaistro

My first (pre-made) logo that I sold online was my What? logo, a typographic word mark (with a hidden face in the negative space). This brand did not exist very long and the website was offline within a few years.

My first pre-made logos were on Brandstack at the time (now Brandcrowd, after it was taken over after an unfortunate fall). The selling price was $ 450, which was not wrong for a first logo.

Here is a copy that is still online:
https://www.logomoose.com/featured/what/



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-05-07

Ouch!
That hyperlink doesn't work :-(

Here is a copy of my 'What?' logo:
https://dribbble.com/shots/271380-What-the-decision-engine-logo

I think I sold this logo in 2009. So now ten years ago.



DESIGNER
Piars Studio
2019-05-07

Hi all, I start to making artwork (illustration, vector, etc) in 2014 or 2015 but I start to designing a logo in 2017...I sold my first logo about 10 months ago. It was a logo contest on 99designs.
The logo is for High-tech real estate investing platform. I got 190$ for it :)
Congrats to all of you guys:)
Nice to meet you all in here (logoround) :)



DESIGNER
CarlosMedina
2019-05-09

A bull on a bicycle ¿¿??, the client wasn't very talkative so I don't where did it go and what was it used for hahaha. It was 10 months ago, I've been here for 13 months and I've sold 13 logos, far better than I expected when I came across this site
https://www.logoground.com/uploads/2018168182018-04-113545869bicycle-bull-logo.jpg



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-05-09

@Zveronika, @CarlosMedina the same thing happened to me with my first logo sold here, on December 31, 2018, that day was my birthday, I cried a lot. The client simply did not give details, did not say a word, just bought it, and did not give any indication. That was my first online logo sale, and that sale for $350 was more emotional for me than the other 2 that I had later, both for $500.

@Zveronika Amazing work on your recent logo sale! the Green Dragon logo :D sold in less than 24 hours. Wonderful!



DESIGNER
Zveronika
2019-05-09

@Aefirit, yes, some clients don't want to talk and than designer should guess his thoughts.
But on the other side, some are talking too much and want to look at every line you draw. I remember one client who, after I have sent him design, said: "Okay, now I will study at it for two hours if there is something more you should do". And I thought: "Oh my god, this will never be finished, what are you going to do for two hours!" :D

Thank you for your kind words. Green dragon logo is a Godzilla in fact, I don't know why I wrote "dragon", haha! This was a custom logo, I just sold it over the Lg, so it wasn't unexpected. :)



DESIGNER
Gregory M
2019-05-09

Its like, ill know what i want once i see it. I dont understand why some people are like that. I usually slow down the revisions coming so they get to the point quicker instead of milling over a shitload of ideas. Its also useful to ask them for specific font or color if they seen it somewhere they can show you the image and you can sample from that.

I just remembered that my first logo sold ever was india pale ale.
https://www.logomyway.com/contestView.php?contestId=8467



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-05-10

@Zveronika jajaja I can imagine the situation, XD Yes, sometimes perfectionist and complicated clients arise, it's a lottery. The important thing is that you surpassed it and your client was satisfied. In fact, it seems strange to me, because I was sure I had read "Godzilla" in the title, and then when I saw it again it was just saying "dragon" ... I also thought it was a personalized logo, even so, it does not detract from your great work. And particularly, I love heraldry, I think that style of design is beautiful, and you handle it perfectly, so I always enjoy your work :D

@Gregory, about clients... It's funny, we do not always put ourselves in the client's situation, for us it's easy to want a client to approve our designs as soon as possible, but choosing a symbol... something that will represent our business ((which is often more than that for us), is not easy, and I think that as designers we know that. Many of us do not use an identifier/logo, for different reasons I suppose, but I dare to say that it is because of that, that it's not an easy decision. Since 2011 I have made 130 different logo proposals for me, and I can only mention that I liked less than 10, in the end I digitized and used 3 of them... and I always felt dissatisfied at some point, so I ended up discarding them all and starting from scratch. For several months I started working on my brand "aefirit" and I preferred to use a golden circle as a temporary "image"... I still do not have a specific idea for my brand logo yet, I always have been perfectionist with that, so I understand when a customer doubts... I only try to help them and guide them so that together we can find a solution for the logo so that they are completely satisfied with the work :D I don't limit myself to applying the modifications that the client asks me as if it were a dictation, I always give them options, and I explain to them why their ideas could work or not, and I propose alternatives to them :) and in the end they are always satisfied with my work.



DESIGNER
mc design
2019-05-10

The first logo I got payed for was for a local client, payed me around 25 EUR, back in 2013 maybe. Later I worked online and won my first logo design contest and earned 150 USD. However, I sold my first logo on Logoground back in 2015 https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=11045 and I sold for 700 USD :D, still remmember the awesome feeling, lol! Thank you Logoground!



DESIGNER
Gregory M
2019-05-10

If the client bought the design he already chosen a symbol. He should be steered away from changing it to much unless he has specific changes he is set on trying aka knows what he wants. Icessant meddling only risks loosing what he originally liked the design for. And wastes hours of work.



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-05-10

@Gregory M you are right :) you have a good point there.



DESIGNER
Gregory M
2019-05-11

i currently have a client with "partners" over his shoulder, asking for non specific experimentation so i give him a couple of fonts and colors and ask to specify what he likes... since the "partners" cant specify he cant expect me to know better what they like than they would themselves.

Anyway, predictably they gravitated back to one of 3 original font propositions because i know those fit well thats why i gave them up front. Now they are trying to meta analyze the symbol and find hidden meanings ofcourse stretching and reaching some wild conclusions like arrows that are not there... Theres a bit of psychology to all this. I am sure the guy who comunicates with me just waits for them to tire themselves out... Just have to give it time. Not waste too much work hours for random shots in the dark...



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-05-11

Hi guys, i need some advice.
i don't have enough experience with commissions. i have a client now that doesn't know what he wants, i made him take a quessionaire which wasn't that helpful either but i made a few concepts and sent it to him and now he stopped resonding... I don't get it. how do i make sure that the client would pay me and not waste my time then disappear?



DESIGNER
Gregory M
2019-05-11

That's why i don't do commissions unless they are paid upfront or at least half upfront.

Otherwise people will scalp you for free work, just to have some ideas thrown at them for free.



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-05-11

Mk4gfx,

You should never start any commission work without (electronically) signing a contract first (which will protect both the client and the designer). And as Gregory M indicated, you should definitely ask to be paid at least partially upfront. There are many sample contracts online, but there is one that is very complete and very clear; it also has very useful explanations about each section of the contract, as well as clarifications about copyright and other terms (the actual contract starts on page 14). This was made by Ross Kimbarovsky and can be found here:
http://rosskimbarovsky.com/contracts-for-designers.pdf

Hope this helps, at least for your future clients.

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-05-11

@gregory, thank you! I guess i had to learn that the hard way. i just didn't want to seem greedy or only cares about the money but i won't be shy next time.

@ortegaGraphics, wow, thank you so much! that is very useful! I will use it next time for sure. :)



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-05-11

@Gregory M. I can imagine the situation mate, and yes, you are right.

@Ortega Graphics, thank you for your help! :D



DESIGNER
kassymkulov
2019-05-17

I basically remember everything first: first logo, first salary, first school etc. I sold my first logo in 2011.
But I'm new here, so basically I still have to wait for my first sale on logoground.



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-09-02

Hi. I am reviving this nice topic that ApplexDesign started in May 2019. It seems that some of the regular users missed it. Also, since then, many new users have joined LogoGround; it would be nice for them to share their stories. Thank you.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-09-02

I mentioned the first logo I’ve sold since I started with online stocklogos. But the first Logo I’ve sold from Logoground was this one: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=75016

I guess there are a few toilet seat logos, so it was easy if somebody wanted a toilet seat as logo 😁. It was sold within a month since uploading. Not bad... but the amount of logos was : times smaller in that time...



DESIGNER
folker
2019-09-02

Yay! Got my first logo sale on LG just tonight. One my favorite logos, I made it with love, and many of you liked it too. Thank you!
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=161086



DESIGNER
ava_nauval
2019-09-02

@folker

:) Congrats!

Great logo anyway



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-09-02

Great going folker! Congrats! First sale of many :)



DESIGNER
folker
2019-09-02

Thank you Ava & Andre! :)



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-09-03

Congrats @folker! :D You deserve it! This is just the beginning!

I know our friend @ava_nauval will have his first sale soon too! :D

Blessings



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-09-03

@folker congrats!!



DESIGNER
Coooper
2019-09-03

First logo ever sold was to this site https://www.whitespace.co.uk/

First on here is TBC



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-09-03

Congrats @Folker!



DESIGNER
mistershot
2019-09-03

Hello everyone. really nice topic.

I started joining contests for the first time on stocklogos back in 2013.
I won my first contest on 2013-3-1. It was a logo for a company that supports parents in pregnancy and parenthood.
I was designing only for fun until that day. Then i started uploading on the site my ready made logos and i made my first sale 2 months later. It was for a jewelry store.

My first sale on logoground was this one

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=32208



DESIGNER
ava_nauval
2019-09-03

@mistershot

You started the with really nice work here. Well I have never made any sell yet. Hopefully here is the right place :) for me.



DESIGNER
folker
2019-09-03

Thank you aefirit, mk4gfx and Brandmaistro! :)

@ava_nauval, I am looking forward for your first sale and many more soon.



DESIGNER
folker
2019-09-03

@all - Did you guys have hunch what will be your first sold logo?



DESIGNER
ava_nauval
2019-09-03

@aefirit and @folker

many thanks :D



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-09-03

@folker Thats easy when you have 2-3 logos online, but with a larger amount, it's difficult to say which logo will be sold in the future. And more for the people that reached the 1000+ number. ;-)



DESIGNER
Furqontino
2019-09-03

My first sale was last August, which means the 13th month of my membership at LG,

actually, last February I received an email from a client about a link to my logo that had disappeared. he asked why the logo was gone, even though he had been trying for several months to be able to have a paypal account to buy my logo

then I say sorry, because that logo is no longer in my portfolio.
but I did not explain the reason so details to him, maybe he thought the logo had been sold not through LG.

I'm sure this is a normal thing... happened several times to me, when looking at my logo collection, I started to think some logos should not be in this portfolio ... then I would delete them.
there are many reasons for making that decision, and those reasons sometimes do not even come to mind when I first uploaded them



DESIGNER
folker
2019-09-03

@Brandmaistro - I meant the hunch for the first sold logo. :) Like - was it the one with most of the likes and views; one you love or hate the most, or something you created on purpose as you knew the actual industry/business is in high demand for it? Ether the cheapest or most expensive?



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-09-03

Sorry😬

That toilet seat logo was a silly logo and it was online in the time when the old Brandstack was online. So it is an old logo. There where many sales and it was also there one of the first 20 logos I uploaded. I can’t remember why I made it, maybe by accident. Sometimes you make something and go off the path and develop it further. The logo had a yellow accent color (like). But the client wanted a blue😂. I understood because it was for a bathroom product or service. I still like the logo.

But my first logo ever (brandstack or brandspring?) was the What? Logo. https://www.logomoose.com/featured/what/. A typographic logo. Yes that was accepted there... sold it to somebody that developped an online decision machine, whatever that may be... I liked the hidden face in the last two characters. 1-2 years later that client site was offline...



DESIGNER
folker
2019-09-03

@Brandmaistro - that is great logo!!!
Someone listed your design as best 40... https://naldzgraphics.net/40-creative-logo-designs-using-punctuation-marks/

When I sold my first logo on another site, I thought, without any exaggeration, I would have heart-attack. I was so happy, excited and scared as hell at the same time.


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