DualShockers Interviews the Founders of GamerLogos.net

on May 4, 2010 3:13 PM

DualShockers Interviews the Founders of GamerLogos.net

I recently had the opportunity to interview Allissa Cerdena and Alec Obert, founders of the new website GamerLogos.net. GamerLogos.net is all about establishing a unique identity that personifies a gamer through original art. Working closely with their clients from the start and bringing the personality of a competitive pro gaming team or even the passionate gamer into the visual spectrum, GamerLogos.net creates, of course, graphic logos! But that is not all they do. Check out my impressions and overview of the site for information on what it has to offer as well as the interview which covers everything from what teams currently rock logos created by the founders of GamerLogos.net to plans for future expansion.

Impressions

Upon initial visiting I found the website easy to navigate, professional, and very interesting concept overall to a gamer who is involved in clan leadership. The Team Logos portfolio is very useful to gain visualization on the work that GamerLogos.net is capable of. The designs are great and the offerings are diverse enough that customers can find the deal that best suits their own needs. Sure, anyone can make a team logo in MS Paint but does that really mean anything? When you have a logo that you can be proud of from professionals at GamerLogos.net then you know your team has arrived.

DualShockers Interviews the Founders of GamerLogos.net

Logos for Previous Clients of GamerLogos.net Founders

Overview

On GamerLogos.net you will find a wide array of options for engaging in the creative design process. Whether you are looking for Team Logos, Personal Logos, Custom T-Shirts, and/or Custom Speaker Tags, GamerLogos.net has got you covered. Teams or individuals may choose from a wide variety of packaged deals from GamerLogos.net including the following. Standard packages are the baseline product including their logo and jpeg render. The Forum package includes everything from the Standard package as well as Forum Signature, Forum Avatar, Forum Fan-bar, and Wallpaper.

There are also Pro packages for those looking for even more. The Pro-Silver package will get you everything from the Forum package in addition to GameBattles Logo and Avatar for your team (or yourself if you are ordering a personal package). The Pro-Gold package comes with everything in the Pro-Silver package in addition to Custom Speaker Tags designed for tournament play, LAN parties, and more.

Users can submit reviews of the services and products they’ve purchased on to the website to help other customers make informed decisions. The portfolio and examples of logos on GamerLogos.net are original art created by the founders for clients primarily in the competitive gaming scene. If all else fails and you somehow are confused about something the detailed Help page is very useful in clearing up any questions you may have and will also provide contact information to the team at GamerLogos.net.

DualShockers Interviews the Founders of GamerLogos.net

Space Bandits Logo Created by GamerLogos.net Founders

Interview

Jon Ireson (DualShockers.com):
1. Where did the idea for GamerLogos.net first come from?

Alec Obert (GamerLogos.net Founder):
Well we’ve always been involved in the competitive gaming scene and we have always seen good players going unnoticed.  So we had the idea to help spotlight players and/or their teams with logos and custom designs to help them standout above the rest.

Allissa Cerdena (GamerLogos.net Founder):
Exactly, the competitive gaming scene gets bigger and bigger and we wanted to offer a service that would allow players to stand out.

JI (DualShockers):
2. What are some of the main factors that GamerLogos.net takes into account when creating a unique image for each of their clients?

AC (GamerLogos.net):

We always talk to our customers first and get their ideas and feedback. We want to make sure that their logo is something the player can identify with so we really spend a lot of time brainstorming and getting feedback from the players.

AO (GamerLogos.net):
That’s a good summarization of the process.  We really try to create each logo as close to our clients’ vision as possible, so we spend a lot of time in the early stages (like brainstorming and sketching) before we actually take our ideas to the computer.  It really helps to bounce ideas off each other.

JI (DualShockers):
3. Who is GamerLogos.net currently working with as far as gamers and gaming teams and what teams have you worked with in the past?

AO (GamerLogos.net):
Currently we are working closely with a few teams, Skyline and Space Bandits to name a few.  While their logos are already created, we include other services for the teams so that they can get the most out of their image.  In the past we have worked with such teams such as Halo 3 pro seeded team “Relapse” and Gears of War 2 pro seeded team “Vision” who took 2nd at the National Championships in late 2009.

AC (GamerLogos.net):
Our clients have mostly come from online and national gaming leagues who were referred to us by friends.

JI (DualShockers):
4. Excellent, if you had to pick a favorite, could you? 🙂

AC (GamerLogos.net):
I like Space Bandits! 🙂

AO (GamerLogos.net):
I love all of them but my favorite team logo is a toss up between the “Shock and Awe” (A walrus with lightning bolt tusks) or “Spider Claw” (the spider is just so menacing looking, it kinda scares me!)

JI (DualShockers):
5. With past clients from pro seeded Halo 3 team and Second Place National Championship Gears of War 2 team have you ever given thought to licensed imagery themed around a specific title such as Halo or Gears of War franchise? For example, if a client of yours wanted to have a piece of the Halo universe in their logo would GamerLogos.net be open to pursuing such a project?

AC (GamerLogos.net):
I think we would want to capture that theme or look and feel but we want to without directly using copyrighted material. We want our clients to have the look they want without stepping on people’s toes. The players definitely need something that’s entirely theirs and I feel they would appreciate it more this way.

AO (GamerLogos.net):
We work hard to ensure that our clients have an entirely original piece of artwork.

JI (DualShockers):
6. Is the GamerLogos.net service available to clans and gamers who are not yet in the competitive scene?

AO (GamerLogos.net):
Absolutely, while GamerLogos.net is mainly focused on the competitive gaming scene, we without a doubt cater to the needs of the clans and gamers who are not yet in the competitive scene or wish to remain outside of the competitive scene.

AC (GamerLogos.net):
Definitely, most of our clients are competitive gamers, but our main focus is to give players a a sort of label for themselves and their passion (which of course, is gaming). Images are just such easy indicators and when you attach an image to a persona or gamer tag you’re more memorable.

JI (DualShockers):
7. Is GamerLogos.net also planning to branch out into other areas as well in the future? If so, is there anything in the works right now you can tell us about? For example, will GamerLogos.net offer printing of logos on real world items?

AO (GamerLogos.net):

As of now we have a few things in the works and a few more up our sleeves.  Although I will say that T-Shirts are coming soon!  A few more details just need to be worked out.

AC (GamerLogos.net):
We don’t want to give anything away but we’re definitely looking into more services to offer our customers. Just check back on GamerLogos frequently or Follow/Fan us to get updates about what’s going on with us. 🙂 There are certain things that are in the works that I’m definitely excited about, but I can’t say more than that. We’re still ironing out details. We’re always looking to grow.

JI (DualShockers):
8. Is there any logo that you have thought of but couldn’t sit down and create which you would like to see in the future?  If so, please tell us why it is that you could not create this logo, were you too busy with other projects or was it just too wild?

AC (GamerLogos.net):
For me personally, I had a couple of ideas for myself that I couldn’t necessarily finish because of other projects I was involved in. It was something for me so I really would rather focus on getting other people’s requests first. Eventually it got buried, but maybe I’ll pull it out again and finish it. I still have the image in my head so I’m not worried about losing the idea. 🙂

AO (GamerLogos.net):
Every logo I create I always think as big as I can then tone it down so it’s not too elaborate and will be created in a timely manner.  Sometimes the simpler a logo is, the better it is.

JI (DualShockers):
9. Is there any advice you could share with up and coming gaming teams that want to make an identity for themselves?

AO (GamerLogos.net):
Get a team logo 😉

AC (GamerLogos.net):
I would say really think about what you want and make sure you bounce ideas with your team. It would only work if everyone agrees on the image/idea. Brainstorming and thinking of what look you want to get is definitely important and while there may be more than 1 person in the team, they all have to share that logo. I think it’s key to know what that one factor is that really brings your team together apart from other teams out there.

JI (DualShockers):
Sounds like very good advice, and you’ve got me thinking about my team now!

AC (GamerLogos.net):
Good!

JI (DualShockers):
On Behalf of DualShockers it has been a blast interviewing you Allissa and Alec.  I appreciate your time and look forward to seeing GamerLogos.net continue to evolve and provide gamers and their team an identity that they can be proud of.

AC (GamerLogos.net Founder):
Thanks for having us! It was fun being interviewed by you, too.

AO (GamerLogos.net Founder):
Thank you for having us I had a great time!

Be sure to check out GamerLogos.net while their Grand Opening Sale is going on and keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter for all of their latest graphical goodness.

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Jon is a gamer above all else. He plays all types of games. You can find him mostly in War games. He is very passionate and a hard worker and it shows through his writing. Favorite Games: Warhawk, Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix, Final Fantasy 6