I think my original thread was deleted for some reason?
Maybe someone thought it was spam. However, I think a quality logo might something that many people with a website/blog powered by wordpress would be very interested in. I'm terrible at art so I thought I'd give gotlogos.com a try and let everyone know about my experience.
Here's the note I sent them with my order:
"Looking at my website won't be of much help. It's a bit of a mess right now.
Here's what I'm looking for...
I would like for this inspiring logo to include: my name "Chris Ranes",
my web address "www.myfitnesswithchris.com", and also the words "Certified Personal Trainer".
I'm a personal trainer-- mainly with female clients, but also men (including a few professional athletes, and an occasional celebrity, or Hawaiian Princess).
I'd like to totally avoid the newer style "fitness stick figures" with my logo.
I'm a very competitive person. I'm highly technical, and fairly aggressive in my training style, but not overbearing. I'm very approachable and easy to understand."
Here's the logo they sent me:
I'm a rank "Beginner" at both marketing design, and creative art. However, I understand that design for marketing and design to satisfy my personal appeal are completely different things.
As far as logo design goes, I thought they did a pretty good job. I think the logo looks a little plain and perhaps unexciting because I asked for it to do too many different things. It's better than anything I could have put together and it'll do for now.
I have to give a thumbs up. $25 for logo design is dirt cheap--about half of what I charge for a 1 hour personal training session. I'd have taken hours, maybe days to come up with something.
The process was easy. I submitted my form and payment via their website and received my logo attached in an email in the time they specified. I was given a confirmation that my order was received and an estimated completion date. It was actually the morning after they estimated it would be, but not a huge deal. After all, it was an estimation.
I might try another one and ask for exciting and daring--unless some bored, creative soul out there wants to give it a shot for me? =)
I'm curious to hear your opinion...