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#1 Creativitron

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

Hello Designers,

I recently won the "Donne e Vino" contest.
I started out the contest with two designs that I really thought would be a great look for the contest holder's company.
I woke up the next day and found my design eliminated.
I thought to my self. How could this be?, my designs where great and clever.
I realized I had to be different.
I had to submit that one unique design the CH could not resist.
So I did and I loved it. It was simple but very unique.
I was graded an 80 out of 100. This was satisfying.
For the next week I forgot about the contest because I thought I had no hope.
I went back to check on the contest comments, and to my surprise the CH had loved my idea but wanted a simple color change.
I was filled with joy and worked on my logo immediately.
It was one of the best experienced I have ever had. ;)

#2 not2shabby

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

It's called tough skin. Real world vs. I-am-the-best-ever designer attitude. But like you, I am determined. A client's feedback can actually make or break my day-- If I allow it. Nothing is ever too easy, and you are not alone...never give up.

#3 Squewheet

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:39 PM

My thing is never give up. And you have done this and in the long run it paid off......Congrats on the win and good luck in the future.

#4 Creativitron

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

Thank you, Good Luck to you too.:)

#5 Creativitron

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:38 PM

Yes, I agree with you fully.
When I get low feedback, I suddenly run out of other ideas and I feel like the contest is over for me.

#6 DM3

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

Congratulations on the win! And sometimes it's ok to go overboard and just be creative, and yes, unique.

#7 alyciaengel

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:40 AM

Congrats on the win & thanks for posting something positive on here!

#8 krsbelle

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:26 PM

I saw your Donne de Vino logo ... it was great. Wonderful job.

#9 rown

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:18 PM

Yeah, that's right. I had same with my first won for BigBendTimber. About midnight i was looking for new contests, like everyday for two months before. And there was something new 0 entries, so i thought i'll be first in this contest. I've done a sketch as simple as it could be, and added. Next day i was graded 90 with my very first design, it's so amazing. Next few days i've only adjusted colors with some gradients and my designs stand as first till end of that contest. That was great and it's really worth it, not only for the price but for satisfaction.

#10 zeca

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:34 AM

Hi Creativitron, this is the greatest pleasure that a designer can have, which is to see their work recognized, congratulations'll look this contest, to see your design.
good luck in future competitions
Regards
Zeca

#11 Babba

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:14 PM

Oh, I remember your design for Big Band Timber. I loved it from the start, it was my favorite.
Regarding that contest, I must admit I had prejudices toward that industry (it is a shame, but I'm honest), thinking client would like something cheesy & typical, like emblem with tree, timber, mountain, musculate arm holding a ax.:D
And I was lovely surprised, with the clients taste and respond he gave to designers:):):)
:D

#12 rown

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

Thanks Babba and by the way congrats on Tucan, you did really good job:):):)

#13 Babba

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:49 PM

Thank you Rown:)

#14 Redsoul

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:55 AM

keep the spirit,guys and i agree with creativity,..don't give up..keep persistence :)

#15 arfelkaven

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:33 AM

dont give up! i finally won a contest!

#16 Redsoul

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

congrats,arfelkaven.

#17 lkyllo

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:57 PM

A little ego bust can never hurt, sometimes the key to being a great designer is learning to not take things personally.

#18 arfelkaven

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:15 AM

thank you un17ed

#19 Redsoul

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:46 AM

yes,at the first of my experience it was frustrating for me but when you win your first contest everything's flowing and quite fun.so keep the spirit :)

#20 zeca

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:00 AM

congrats,arfelkaven. continues to work, you'll surely win more contests, and certainly you will grow as a designer, good luck




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