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Hans Lenting  Identity Verified
Hollandia
Tag (2006 óta)
német - holland
Jan 9, 2012

Igor says:

Okay, this is official. Please submit your ideas for CafeTran's icon
until the end of January. The winner's icon will be included in the
next update and the winner will receive a license for the unlimited
version of CafeTran.

Kind regards,
Igor Kmitowski


 

Hans Lenting  Identity Verified
Hollandia
Tag (2006 óta)
német - holland
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Logo contest Jan 16, 2012

Hans Lenting wrote:

Igor says:

Okay, this is official. Please submit your ideas for CafeTran's icon
until the end of January. The winner's icon will be included in the
next update and the winner will receive a license for the unlimited
version of CafeTran.

Kind regards,
Igor Kmitowski


Com'on guys, nobody here that likes to draw and design?

Hans


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
Egyesült Államok
Local time: 13:52
angol - német
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Az Ő emlékére:
I think anyone who can draw and design... Jan 16, 2012

Hans Lenting wrote:

Com'on guys, nobody here that likes to draw and design?



... might not be interested in designing a logo for the equivalent of 80 Euro / $ 100 (the price of such a license) when the designer could as well charge the regular rate of $ 1500 - $ 5000 for designing a logo elsewhere.



 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Hollandia
Local time: 22:52
Tag (2006 óta)
angol - afrikaans
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Why? Jan 16, 2012

Nicole Schnell wrote:
Hans Lenting wrote:
Com'on guys, nobody here that likes to draw and design?

... might not be interested in designing a logo for the equivalent of 80 Euro / $ 100 (the price of such a license) when the designer could as well charge the regular rate of $ 1500 - $ 5000 for designing a logo elsewhere.


For the same reason that some people are willing to translate a CAT's user manual in exchange for a free license, even though they'd be selling themselves short if calculations were to be made.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:52
finn - francia
It's a logo for an icon... Jan 16, 2012

Nicole Schnell wrote:
... might not be interested in designing a logo for the equivalent of 80 Euro / $ 100 (the price of such a license) when the designer could as well charge the regular rate of $ 1500 - $ 5000 for designing a logo elsewhere.

We are talking about a logo for an icon here, not some gigantic, high-resolution graphics to be produced by a professional designer in PhotoShop. 80 euros is not that bad for a translator who spends 30-60 minutes of her/his time browsing through a picture library, pasting a picture in an icon editor, making a few changes to it and submitting the resulting .ico
But if your time is too precious to be wasted on icon designing, no need to mention it here, you can just ignore the request. And as Samuel said, there are other motivators in life than mere money.


 

Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
Franciaország
Local time: 22:52
ProZ.com-tag
angol - magyar
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Design and translation Jan 16, 2012

Samuel Murray wrote:

For the same reason that some people are willing to translate a CAT's user manual in exchange for a free license, even though they'd be selling themselves short if calculations were to be made.


It would make good sense to post such a translation request at a designer website.
Attila


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
Egyesült Királyság
Local time: 21:52
Tag (2009 óta)
holland - angol
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community building approach vs pay a designer Jan 16, 2012

I think it's a great idea to ask here instead of calling in the services of a professional designer. It's a good way of creating community involvement. If the users themselves have a hand at designing the products they use they are more likely to feel a sense of connection with the product. Just look at what happened to many of the old dinosaurs such as Trados etc. that failed to involve their users...

Count me in! I'll give it my best shot.

Michael

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I think it's a great idea to ask here instead of calling in the services of a professional designer. It's a good way of creating community involvement. If the users themselves have a hand at designing the products they use they are more likely to feel a sense of connection with the product. Just look at what happened to many of the old dinosaurs such as Trados etc. that failed to involve their users...

Count me in! I'll give it my best shot.

Michael

p.s. @Igor: can we have a little more info on the icon? dimensions/format etc.

[Edited at 2012-01-16 15:18 GMT]
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Ambrose Li  Identity Verified
Kanada
Local time: 16:52
kínai - angol
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Design and translation Jan 17, 2012

Attila Piróth wrote:

Samuel Murray wrote:

For the same reason that some people are willing to translate a CAT's user manual in exchange for a free license, even though they'd be selling themselves short if calculations were to be made.


It would make good sense to post such a translation request at a designer website.
Attila


Actually that would not be such a good idea. This would be considered speculative work by most professionals and promoting this on a (professional, I assume) designer’s website would almost certainly get you a lot of flak.


 

Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
Franciaország
Local time: 22:52
ProZ.com-tag
angol - magyar
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@ Ambrose Jan 17, 2012

Ambrose Li wrote:

Actually that would not be such a good idea. This would be considered speculative work by most professionals and promoting this on a (professional, I assume) designer’s website would almost certainly get you a lot of flak.


Exactly. And I'm puzzled why the same doesn't seem to happen on a (professional) translator website when the roles are swapped.

Attila


 

Veronica Lupascu  Identity Verified
Hollandia
Local time: 22:52
holland - román
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I am in! Jan 17, 2012

Michael Beijer wrote:

@Igor: can we have a little more info on the icon? dimensions/format etc.



 

Igor Kmitowski  Identity Verified
Lengyelország
Local time: 22:52
Tag (2016 óta)
angol - lengyel
+ ...
Icon size and format Jan 17, 2012

Hello Michael

I am referring to this recommendation here: http://www.visualpharm.com/articles/icon_sizes.html

I guess one universal size of at least 128x128 in PNG format would be fine. Later scaling it down and converting to other operating systems shouldn't be a problem.

Igor

Michael Beijer wrote:

I think it's a great idea to ask here instead of calling in the services of a professional designer. It's a good way of creating community involvement. If the users themselves have a hand at designing the products they use they are more likely to feel a sense of connection with the product. Just look at what happened to many of the old dinosaurs such as Trados etc. that failed to involve their users...

Count me in! I'll give it my best shot.

Michael

p.s. @Igor: can we have a little more info on the icon? dimensions/format etc.

[Edited at 2012-01-16 15:18 GMT]


 


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