LogoBee Review – A Good Place to Get a Snazzy New Logo?
March 5, 2010 - Written by Gyutae Park
Other than your domain name, your logo is probably the first thing visitors will notice about your website. Think of it as the first impression – which believe it or not has a big impact on whether users stay on or click the back button.
Would you go to a job interview wearing a t-shirt and jeans? Or go on a date without showering for 5 days? How about putting a plain gray cover on a new book you’ve written? Yeah, I didn’t think so. In the same way, your logo isn’t something you can skimp on. It’s probably a lot more important than you think, regardless of whether you have a huge established community site or a 5-page niche article site.
In the past, I’ve successfully used design crowdsourcing sites like 99designs and LogoMyWay to create new logos for my sites. In case you’re not familiar, crowdsourcing is basically an open call to the community to submit designs. These types of sites are great – and I would recommend everyone at least try them to get a sense of potential logo ideas. However, my biggest issue with crowdsourcing sites is that they can tend to get expensive ($200+ to attract the top designers) and require a lot of time and effort from you to provide feedback and rate designs. Not only that, they’re usually hit or miss. I’ve gotten 2 or 3 great logos from 99designs before but in my last project I didn’t see anything remarkable enough to award the $300 prize (out of 115 entries).
A good alternative is to find a reputable logo designer or company and develop a long-term relationship with them. That way you know you’ll be receiving quality work and you won’t have to spend time sifting through pointless designs. Furthermore, the designers will work with your needs in mind and usually much quicker since they have a better idea of what you’re looking for.
LogoBee Logo Design Company
One such company specializing in logo design is LogoBee. This is a paid review so I haven’t had much experience with them yet, but I’ll be testing them out soon with a new project. LogoBee has been in business since 2000 and provides professional logo and web design services with a money-back guarantee and lifetime logo design support. They’ve created logos for 10,000 companies in the past 10 years so you know they have a ton of experience under their belt.
Check out some of the sample logos below.
Packages & Pricing
A professional logo from LogoBee starts at $199 (6 designs, 6 revisions, 5 day turnaround). If you want more designs or features, the price would obviously go up from there. They even have an Express package that offers a 2 day turnaround for $499.
You can see a full list of packages and pricing below.
Interested? Here’s a step-by-step guide of how the logo design process works.
As I mentioned before, there are benefits to using a logo company versus crowdsourcing solutions like 99designs. There are a ton of designers and companies to choose from and LogoBee could be a possible option. I’m not too thrilled with the design of their own site (looks plain and a bit dated), but they do have some good logo samples that display what they’re capable of doing.
They seem to have pretty good customer service as well. I tested out the phone number and live chat and the representatives were responsive and helpful in answering my questions.
Price-wise, LogoBee is not the cheapest, but I’m under the belief that you get what you pay for. In a competitive industry like logo/web design, being in business for 10 years says something.
Again, I don’t have any direct experience with LogoBee, but I will be giving them some work soon to test them out. I’ll update this post in a few weeks with the results. Stay tuned.
Full Disclosure: This is a paid review sponsored by LogoBee. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.If you like this post, subscribe to the RSS feed. Get the latest updates delivered straight to your email or news reader.