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Cute little app needs a cute little icon! (iOS)
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Entertainment & The Arts
Monogram It is an iPhone/iPad app that makes it easy and fun to design your own custom monogrammed wallpaper (e.g.: http://bit.ly/1btWMJa). The app lets users create a personalised combination of a background texture, a monogram frame, and custom text - usually initials or a first name - screenshots attached. Our target customers are 14-32-year-old middle/upper-middle class females who live in the southeastern United States, aka the American South/Dixieland. They generally fall under the "preppy" or "sorority" subcultures. They have a tradition of monogramming their possessions in a certain style (http://bit.ly/1ajPckZ) that we aim to provide on their iDevice screens.
What's your vision?
We would like an app icon for Monogram It for the App Store. Winning entries will: • Demonstrate these values (highest to lowest priority): cute, preppy, tasteful, fun. See style references below for details on "preppy". • Be in the style our target audience is looking for - the same style as the art resources provided within the app; attached for reference. • Give a hint of what the app does. No need to be literal though - have a look at how our competition does it (see refs). • Stand out compared to its competitor apps in the App Store search screen. To this end you may want to avoid faded or light pastel colors - it's your call though! • Prefer flat over glossy style.
Style references: • Our audiences' style: http://bit.ly/1ajPckZ http://bit.ly/1aAfbl3 http://bit.ly/1dh238k • "Preppy": http://bit.ly/1aOwzIR • Competitor/related apps: http://bit.ly/16VnSJq http://bit.ly/1eDe8bJ http://bit.ly/1bnxWfS http://bit.ly/16Vwlwf http://bit.ly/1aAdYKl Other resources • Attached: App screenshots, collages of app artwork, draft sales copy, current icon candidates (not satisfied with these), monogram text outlines. • Beta available on request: You need an iOS6+ device, ping me with your email and I'll set you up a TestFlight. • Monogram fonts available: License prevents me from sharing the font files with you. I've uploaded vectorised versions of a few common characters - contact me if you'd like more letters. Deliverables desired • App icon = AI file preferred, but PSD is good too as long as it's big enough! (>=1024x1024) Contest notes • I'm not in the usual western timezones - GMT+8, so apologies if you don't see a response immediately. I will rate and comment on every entry (no matter whether I love it or hate it). • I'm very open to questions, suggestions etc. Just shoot me a message. :) CONTEST BRIEF REVISIONS • 12-Nov 4pm: Added support for PSD, contest notes section. Attached collages of app artwork. • 13-Nov 3am: Added SVG with monogram text outlines.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their icon or button.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
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