All Things Upwork
August 22, 2006 by Guest Blogger

Our friends at mobcode have made another post regarding oDesk. Very exciting that the Work Diary and hourly work model are making remote work relationships more efficient in terms of cost and rewarding good work.

Their post: oDesk is better than RentACoder for small graphics projects

The post reminded me of Logoworks, a place to get your logos, website and other corporate ID materials made quickly and cheaply (indeed Elance has also relaunched itself along those lines, i.e. fixed cost graphics and website design packages). When we revamped the www.odesk.com website, I did a small (the $299 option) logo project with Logoworks to come up with interesting versions of the oDesk logo. Not to redesign it, but use the mockups for inspiration… and also to see Logoworks from the inside. Overall, their site is well designed and the user interface is not confusing. Logoworks gave me initial concepts from 3 designers. I had to choose one of them to continue, and had 2 more revs with that designer.

However, like mobcode, I wish I had more interaction than just a text field to write my thoughts, and I really wish we had a real-time design session. For example, the original oDesk logo was created by Alex Black/turing studio in a 2 hour power session, remote but real-time, with a few people in the company here.

To wrap up, here’s a gallery of some of the logo proofs from Logoworks and Radiopuffin, the design firm that helped us with the new website:

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In the end, we stayed with the same much-loved logo, with different colors.

Old logo:
New logo:


Abid Mohsin
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