Branding is an essential part of marketing your blog. Which is why it’s important for your blog to have a good logo. Today I will be looking at LogoBee, a logo design company which does logo, web and stationery design.
What LogoBee can do
The reputation of any design company is dependent on their previous work. So before we move on, let’s look at some samples from LogoBees portfolio.
Logo Design is clearly LogoBees main service and thankfully, they are very good at what they do. They have done design work for some very large websites and businesses over the last 9 years. Logo design prices start from $199.
I was interested to learn that 2-4 designers work on every logo. I’m not sure if other design companies do this as well however I like the idea of a few designers working together on a logo I want designed as it should encourage more ideas and ensure I get the logo I want.
At LogoBee we value both creativity and diversity. Our logo design team is comprised of designers from diverse ethnic backgrounds and age groups and all our LogoBee designers work full time in the company’s studio. A team of 2 to 4 designers collaborate on each logo design project, combining their diverse skills, talent, and experience to create a logo design that is suitable for any kind of company.
We have an open, flexible approach to corporate logo design and draw from a wide variety of styles to create the logo image you want. We will provide you with 6 to 8 different logo design samples based on your field of business and your preferences. At LogoBee, we believe in working closely with the client to build a logo design around your company’s image and philosophy.
LogoBee also do website design. I wasn’t too impressed with the overall quality in their web design portfolio. Some of the designs looked pretty good (e.g. Bestline Pro) but many of them looked quite generic, certainly not good enough to warrant the $1,500 they charge for the service.
Of course, you don’t know what the client originally requested for their website redesign so it’s not fair to criticize them completely. Though in my opinion the work suggests that their strength lies in logo design and not website design.
Their stationery design service uses the logo they have designed for you to create letter heads and business cards.
The letter stationery looked good but I was particularly impressed with the business cards. Their stationery design service currently costs $120 though the service is part of some of their logo packages.
Logo Design Packages
LogoBee offer 5 packages for logo design. All packages except for their entry $199 package comes with a full Money Back Guarantee which gives you a full refund (less $10 admin fee) if you are not happy with their work.
Within 5 days of sending payment LogoBee will send you a certain number of design samples to choose from. You select the one you like the best and then you can have revisions done. The final product is available to you in a high resolution format which should make it very easy to crop and resize for other projects in the future.
Once you approve the final logo design your logo Kit will be sent to you by email with optimized files for the WEB: (*.GIF 72dpi, *.JPEG 150dpi, *.PNG-24 (transparent)), vector resizable files for printing (*.AI, *.PDF, high-resolution image (*.TIFF 300dpi) in RGB and black/white colors, if the logo has less than 4 colors we will also provide Pantone colors.
Here is a rundown of the 5 packages they currently offer for logo design:
- Christmas Sale Special Package – $199: 6 logo design samples, 6 revisions, No refund
- Christmas Sale Silver Package – $279: 8 logo design samples, unlimited revisions, money back guarantee
- Christmas Sale Gold Package – $349: 8 logo design samples, unlimited revisions, stationery design, 500 free business cards, money back guarantee
- Platinum Package – $549: 8 logo design samples, unlimited revisions, stationery design, camera ready art, all files sent in CD format for free via UPS, money back guarantee
- BumbleBee Package – $1,199: logo design samples, unlimited revisions, stationery design, 500 free business cards, custom web design, 5 pages, 5 free pictures, 5 changes free of charge
For a complete understanding of how their logo design process works please visit their ‘How it works‘ page.
For me, the Gold Package offers the best value for money. Not only do you get your logo, you also get stationery designed and 500 business cards sent to you which incorporate your new logo.
The BumbleBee package is essentially the Gold Package with web design included. This pricing seems to contradict their prices a little as they state $1,500 for web design itself.
LogoBee also offer additional services such as brochure and flyer design from $249 and Microsoft Word templates for $55.
LogoBee has two informative tutorials which show you how they designed a particle logo and a shiny ball in illustrator. They also have a blog but isn’t updated much, which is a shame as I think it would be interesting to see more examples of how logos are designed.
They also have an affiliate program which offers $20 per purchase you refer. I think this is actually a bit low. It should really be a set percentage. It’s one thing getting 20 dollars for referring a $200 sale but I would be expecting a much larger commission if the person I referred to them spent over a thousand dollars. Perhaps this is something they will address in the future because as it stands, their affiliate commission won’t inspire many people to promote them.
Logo design is a very competitive market but I believe that LogoBee can hold their head up high against most design companies out there. $200-$250 seems to be the average price for a good logo these days so their prices are certainly competitive. Their Gold Package, which offers logo and stationery design, offers great value in my opinion.
As always, when shopping for any design work you should look around and see all the different services on offer. Though LogoBee should definitely be included in your short list. If you are curious about LogoBee then I recommend checking out their testimonials page for some feedback from previous customers.