We need you to create an application icon for a time tracking application available on the Mac, PC and iPhone that invokes a feeling of simplicity and elegance. This icon will become the "logo" and identity for the application and will feature in its branding.
All entries will get a free copy of OfficeTime and we're looking for on-going icon development.
OfficeTime is an acclaimed time and expense tracker. Most of our users love it because it's simpler and more intuitive to use than the competition. With it you can: time or record what kind of work you've done for which projects, track expenses, see reports and pie graphs summarizing your time and produce invoices. Managers can also track their team's time.
We have an existing logo that we'll be replacing.
See more about OfficeTime at http://www.officetime.net
ABOUT THE LOGO
EXAMPLES: Please see attached for examples of icons and logos we like.
COLOUR: Ignore the current logo's colours. Choose your own. You likely want to focus The logo colours should not clash with the colour scheme of the iPhone application. You may use the same colours as the iPhone app but it is not necessary. For screenshots see: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?a…336&ref=mf
THEME: Don't get hung up on the word "Office". The iPhone app is often used in the field. "Time" is more important than "Expense". It is not mandatory to feature a clock or time related element. You may also consider a pie graph related element but likely as a secondary element and only if it feels natural.
LOGOTYPE: The icon should stand on its own however we'd like a version with the logotype "OfficeTime" included.
BRAND IDENTITY: This is more of a application icon than a company identity however will be serving as both purposes. Marketing materials won't emphasis the company or the "company logo" and will instead focus on using the application icon. Thus the icon will be the focus of the brand identity. The best icon will be able to stand alone as the application icon but also function as a brand on a company website.
* Mac OS X application icon
* Windows application icon
* iPhone app icon
* Website, FaceBook, Twitter, etc. (You don't need to do more than provide the logo for us.)
* Business card, print promotions. (You do not need to provide stationary designs)
While the logo will be used for all of the above purposes and may need some modification for each, you do not necessarily need to present different variants for each. Start by showing the icon as it would appear in a desktop application.
The logo should feel at home on both Mac and Windows systems.
Mockups can be any size.
Final product should be sized per the attached.
Everyone who submits an entry gets a free copy of OfficeTime for Mac or PC ($47 USD value.) Just write to me at stephen at officetime.net
We'll put the winner's name in our About box of the application.
If appropriate, we'll hire the winner to help develop in-app icons (for Version 2) as a separate project.
We're committed to providing a good contest.
We'll try to provide a good feedback
We won't allow a designer to come in and win with a small change to your hard worked idea.