Monday, March 02, 2015

Vinsanity: New logo.

For quite a while now I have wanted a logo for Vinsanity.  I had tried to coax an old school friend who is an artist to design me a logo.  We've known each other since we were teenagers and I think he is one of the best cartoonists ever.  My old St. Augustine's pal definitely made RE classes more fun - you have not seen a simple line drawing of Mother Teresa until you've seen a line drawing of the nun as drawn by the Irreverent Illustrator.  Yikes!  Anyway, I never did get my logo.
Last week I was reading an article in Time Magazine (penned by Joel Stein) all about the new "sharing economy" we now live in.  Amongst some amusing tales about companies such as Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit there was the mention of a website called Fiverr.  I'd never heard of Fiverr before, but apparently for a mere five bucks you could find a person on that website who would design a logo for you.  When I told Vinomaker he was more than skeptical, "Five dollars, really?" he asked me.  Yup, just a fiver. 
After finding a designer (who said she was in the UK and who shall remain anonymous because of Fiverr's strict rules), paying my $5 (and a 50¢ processing fee), and clumsily describing what I wanted by email, in less than 24 hours I had my very own logo.
Five dollars!!!  Totally worth it - for a free blog.

10 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

So cool!
So you!
So England!
I'm glad I sent you that e-mail today!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: I know, I love it. Grape cluster instead of seaweed...subtle, but on point...all for a fiver!

Thud said...

that's the dogs.

Thomas said...

Nice

Vinogirl said...

Thud: Glad you like it. And it only cost me an "insignificant fiver" to quote someone almost famous :)
Now, if you can just get my business card to Stevie G...

Tomasso: What's nice is that there are people out there willing to work and provide a service for $5.00.

Thomas said...

VG:

That is nice...don't know how people do it--or why--but they do, and that's to the customer's benefit.

I doubt I would earn a living as a writer or my wife would earn a living as a graphic designer charging so little for our talents, such as we have any.

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: If I had remembered that your wife was a graphic artist I would have asked her :)
The young lady (actually, don't know if she is young or not, or even a lady), probably took 10 minutes, max, to complete my 'gig' (which translates to only approx. $30 per hour.) But she probably did it whilst watching the telly and now has $5 more dollars to her name than she had before I contacted her. I think Fiverr is a great idea.

Thomas said...

VG:

The Western world is in an economic race to the bottom--and might be close to winning, too.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: I was trying to remember where I saw something like your logo, and if you're interested here's a link:
NHWM

Vinogirl said...

NHW: A ha, the Welsh dragon. The Liverbird is supposed to be a cormorant.