Travis Webb or DJ Travis Webb
I am a producer/DJ. I produce house/trance music and DJ house, trance, pop/top40, and hip hop, with a large emphasis on house and trance. I plan on taking my music very far in the future and need a professionally designed logo.
My target audience is pretty much everyone in the world. I plan on my music reaching many, many people in the not too distant future. It's important that my logo catches the eye and is unique and memorable. The people that will see this the most at first are nightclub owners, clubbers, other DJs/producers, and people in this scene.
This logo will be on my computer, on my gear, on my business cards, on my website, on posters/flyers, on my CD covers, and everything else. I want something perfect the first time, I don't want to have to change it later on. I want people to see it once and recognize it from then on.
I plan on commenting on every single entry to give input and let you guys know what I'm thinking about your designs.
Also, make sure you read the comments on the contest page before starting your design. I've made a bunch of comments here on some of the designs already entered so that people can get a better idea of what I like.
I have already developed a rough sketch of what I'd like my logo to be similar to. I am an artist, but I am not proficient at photoshop or paint programs to put this into a flawless, digital format to make sure it is done right the first time and can be printed on many things. I would like it in a very high resolution format that can be printed on something as large as a poster or as small as a business card, and still look good.
For the most part, all you need to do is come up with something based on the sketch provided. But, I also would like to see YOUR spin on this. I would like you to use your own style and add some flavor to this.
I'm editing this with only 3 days in the contest left, and I'd like to say that the best designs so far were original ideas, not copies of my sketch, so please, if you have something awesome... lets see it :)
Also it is VERY important that whatever design you come up with, whether it has a logo or not, can be seen as unique and recognizable even if you take everything in the design away except for the letters of my name. If you break the design down to just the name itself, and it's just a boring font, I probably wont like it. If it has something special going on with the font then you probably have a much better chance.
You can do it in whatever colors you wish, whatever texture you wish, make it 3D/2D, you can add your own accents or take things away, you are free to play with it and make it appealing. Read the comments on the contest page about some of the designs that have already been submitted to get some ideas.
I want to emphasize that I am trying to not put too much restriction on your creative boundaries because you may have ideas better than my own. If you feel that you have an awesome idea that blows my design out of the water and don't want to use mine at all, I'd love to see what you have to offer.
One last thing. The picture I provide does not say "DJ" anywhere on it. I'd like to see variations of both.
I've provided these guidelines to get you thinking, but the only requirement set in stone is that it says "Travis Webb" or "DJ Travis Webb".