The world of a lean startup means that you need to get very creative at times. At DrySpark we kept getting hung up on our logo design. We approached two designers, and waited for them to get us mock ups. They never arrived. This means that we took to photoshop and got creative, but our creativity only goes so far…we needed something that really represented what DrySpark is about. As we tried to justify spending multiple hundreds of dollars to find that ‘right look’ we happened to stumble on something interesting.
A Facebook add for a website called Fiverr, now I am not a believer in pay per click advertising and have never ever purchased anything off of a payed add before, but tonight – I clicked.
What I discovered was a hodge podge of bat crap crazy stuff that people would do for a fin. There was a man willing to dress as a mime while juggling, people willing to give product testimonials, and even people willing to evaluate your websites presence. This made me laugh seeing as our Spark Number evaluation is free, and a whole heck of a lot more effective.
What I also found however were countless people willing to design logos. My brain processed this a few different ways, a) five dollars will get me the worst logo of all time and b) it’s only five dollars, what do I have to lose?
Our Fiverr created logo
I next took to reading the reviews and ratings of the logo designers. I settled on a designer named Wadheanand. His portfolio matched with reviews were great. I purchased the logo, and described what I was looking for.
Eight days later, my logo was delivered and I have to say we were blown away by the results. If you are looking for some great design work on the cheap, please check out Wadheanand and tell me that DrySpark sent you.