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.