How the ArduinoJson logo was made
ArduinoJson, my popular JSON library for embedded systems, finally has its logo!
This article describes how the logo was created.
Finding a designer
To design this logo, I used Fiverr, which is a website that allows creatives to offer their service for a reasonable amount of money.
In this case, the logo was designed by the user bcendet.
I chose him because:
- I liked the logos in his portfolio.
- He offered a package of 2 logos for $30.
- He offered an unlimited number of revisions.
The creation process
Here is how it happened:
- I contacted bcendet, explaining what I wanted.
- He accepted the challenge.
- I placed the order on fiverr.
- He sent the first design.
- I asked for revisions until the result was good.
This picture sums up the complete conversation between us:
As you can see, my instructions were to create a logo inspired by the logos of Arduino and JSON. In total, six versions of this logo were made, plus another logo that I discard from the beginning. Each time I asked for a new revision I tried to be very specific; using attached pictures to spot the defects.
What I think of the logo
In the end, the contract is respected:
- The logo looks nice.
- It clearly references the Arduino Community logo.
- It contains a subtle reference to the JSON logo.
In brief, I’m really satisfied with the result.
What I’ve learned
This was the first time I used a service like Fiverr. Here is what I’ve learned:
- Fiverr is a good place to create a design for cheap.
- When you buy a package with several logos, it means you can choose between several designs, but you still get only one logo in the end.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for a revision of the logo. After all, he decided to offer unlimited revisions.
- It took more revisions than I thought because the logo had many imperfections. I assume that the designer didn’t want to spend a lot of time polishing the logo if that’s not what I wanted.
- Each revision takes roughly 24 hours, so you need not be in a hurry.
Next time I need a logo for this kind of project, I’ll probably use Fiverr again. However, for a professional project, I’d probably spend more money and use 99designs or Design Crowd where designers compete to win the project.
A great thank to the generous donators who ultimately paid for this logo ƒæì. I hope you like the result!