This is/was my first time using 99deisngs, or any online graphic design website for that matter. After talking with one of the support team members it was clear that I should have been providing feed back during the qualifying round. I want to thank all the artists that submitted ideas for my project and apologize for my lack of response/guidance. 99designs has offered to reopen my project for a second qualifying round so that I can provide feedback and hopefully find a branding/logo idea that excites me. I selected the package that includes not only the logo, but also some stationary items because the look and feel of our printed materials is very important to me.
Our funeral home as had the same logo for about 20 years, and I feel it’s time to introduce something fresh. We are a small, family owned and operated firm serving several small, conservative and very traditional communities in Northwest Iowa. Our buildings and overall “style” is traditional in nature but not necessarily old fashioned, I would like our branding to reflect that feel.
I am open to having a complete typographical logo (no imagery) or something with imagery, perhaps falling leave(s), a stylized flower (tulips are very common as we have a lot of Dutch ancestry in our area), our initials, or some other imagery that would be appropriate for our business.
Blues and grays, purples and grays, or burgundy’s and tans, are all attractive color options to me. Versatility is very important in the design we choose. The ability to print in color as well as black and white is important. Also, being able to “rearrange” the logo if necessary is important, sometimes a more horizontal graphic is necessary, other times a stacked or vertical graphic is necessary.
Having been in business for more than 40 years, our family has developed a reputation of providing excellent service and facilities. Descriptive words that we often hear from client families include, professional, caring, welcoming, accommodating, trustworthy, respectful, and patient.
I hope this brief explanation of who we are gives you some guidance going forward.