Design A Logo Symbol For

By Word of Heart

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November 18, 2018 11:59 P.M. PDT

Cash Award

$250.00 USD


+ custom, personalized jewelry

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Logo Specs

  • Your file should be 8" x 8" and have a minimum resolution of 200 dpi
  • Accepted file formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS
  • .TIFF (or .TIF) formats should be flattened
  • .EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined)
  • RGB colorspace only
  • Max file size is 60mb

By Word of Heart is founded on the idea that while word of mouth is the most powerful marketing method in the world, sharing ideas and common concepts can be even more powerful if we recognize what is truly important in our hearts.

In need of a logo to encapsulate this message, tell a story and inspire change, the company founder has turned to the Creative Allies community for a little help and a lot of creativity!

Create a symbol as recognizable as
the Peace Sign or Yin & Yang!

We see a lot of conflicting messages nearly everywhere we look, from the news to social media to interacting with others in our personal lives. But at the end of the day, we all want to be better people. Better friends, mothers, fathers, siblings, etc. And it starts with each of us on our own. It's sometimes hard to remember that as individuals, we can do good things ourselves and make a difference through our own personal choices.

Through personalized, custom jewelry, By Word of Heart is that beautiful self-reminder that we all need to keep us on the right path. But first, the line needs the stand-out logo/symbol that will be on every piece of jewelry to make their brand universally recognizable (like the Peace Sign or Yin & Yang).

The Top 3 finalists will be selected at the end of the contest and should be prepared to make 1 revision to concept(s). The winning designer should expect to make 1-2 revisions of the final logo.

Finalists should be chosen by Nov. 21 with revisions due Nov. 26. The final winner will be decided on by Nov. 28 with final designs due Nov. 30.

One grand prize winner will receive $250 plus a custom, personalized bracelet to wear or give as a great gift. The two runners-up will also receive
custom, personalized jewelry.


Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines

Create an eye-catching symbol that will be seen, viewed and worn world-wide. Avoid creating a logo using the 'By Word of Heart' name. You may include a slogan but please keep in mind:

The simpler, the better.

Show us your most creative symbols to represent the By Word of Heart movement that tell a story, inspire and/or simply, can make others smile.

*Please see the sample image below to give a good idea as to how the winning design will be used. The products come in silver and gold finishes and the design needs to work on those. If design is colored, the finish will not show through. The winning design will be the front side of all pieces with the customer’s personalization on the back.

  • Target Audience: Anyone between 25-45 who are searching for "something" but may not know what. Those searching for ways to overcome the divisiveness and polarization we see so much of, not realizing that we can each contribute to improvements in our world in simple yet profound ways. 
  • Stylistic Preference: Timeless, memorable, edgy, universal
    - NO violence or vulgar images or words
    - NO retro or "groovy, flower-power" 60s styles
    - Avoid creating a logo with the 'By Word of Heart' name
  • Values to Communicate: Unifying, universal, non-denominational, inspiration
  • Usage: This logo will be placed on jewelry pieces to represent the By Word of Heart company and their message of recognizing what is truly in our hearts. This design will be used on various items – jewelry, t-shirts, totes, phone cases, etc 

*Be sure your symbol design will work at varying sizes.

Please include a description about your design
We always prefer to understand your creative thought process and/or design meaning.


Things You Need To Include

  • Symbol Design & Description
  • All submissions must be original art/illustrations.
  • The winning designer should be able to submit a layered file (.psd, .eps, .ai) of the winning design.

Things You Should Avoid

  • Violence, vulgarity, and retro, 60's style
  • Respect copyright. DO NOT submit copyrighted work.
  • DO NOT use stock images or clip art.
  • We WILL find out if you copy someone else's work.
    There's nothing wrong with being inspired but copying is a no-no.