No "free work" is being asked for. Previous post was removed by Upwork.
Our real estate investing company had a logo designed "on a budget" 10 years ago - see attached. Our objective with this post is to "freshen" and "modernize" our logo for a sharper, and perhaps more professional appearance. With that said, while we are open to seeing the possibilities from a different perspective, our preference is to maintain consistency in the market place so that our new logo will clearly appear to be the same company, and not be confusing to to our prospects and clients. We know that the smallest details can make a big difference and hope to attract "Expert" level talent for this job. The project should include the "logo refresh" previously mentioned, as well as a corresponding business card and letterhead design.
The previous post for this job was removed by upwork because I had been asking for "free work". This was my mistake and not my intention. We received a number of excellent responses and simply wanted to create a dialog with the designer to get an idea of the direction they would go. But we now understand that this was against Upwork policy. And we are not seeking "free work", which is why we are offering above average compensation for this task. To assist us in choosing the correct designer, please include in your proposal how much you would require for a 1st milestone to deliver several design ideas. We will then award this job to 2 or 3 of the top designers and pay the 1st milestone to each of them - and then we will proceed to complete the final milestone with the best designer. My suggestion for the 1st milestone is around $50.
I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers