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SUMO Software - Create a "Massive" Brand

Mark Lauter needed a new logo design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 245 designs submitted by 66 freelance designers.

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One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - Mogeek
Mogeek is the absolute best designer that I have ever worked with. I am a very difficult and demanding client and expect only the very best. He exceeded my expectations in every way. By the time we were done, I felt guilty not paying him more. If you have the good fortune of being accepted as a client by this designer, you should run, not walk, as fast as you can toward his work!
- richard.harvey

How Mark Lauter started their logo design journey

Company name

SUMO Software

Overview

SUMO Software is the new product development arm of One Lauter Inc., a software development services company. We wanted a more marketable name and image for software product sales. The name was chosen because the owner of the company is a pretty big guy. The inspiration came from a small sumo wrestler figurine brought back by a friend from a trip to Japan. SUMO is based in Clearwater, Florida. We oddly balance the low-key Florida attitude with intensity that comes from being passionate about developing rock solid software systems.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

The target audience is anyone who would buy stuff from us because we have a wicked logo, right? Probably anyone who would download and install free software from a website (logo needs to generate trust), or would sign up for membership of a web-based software system.

Requirements

The logo should denote power and balance. At the same time it must convey a sense of humor that says while we don't take ourselves too seriously, we are professional and serious about what we're serious about. In a perfect world when someone outside our company sees the logo for the first time they should laugh - at least smile. That's why they'll remember who we are.

We're an American company and the logo should look American - not eastern.

Colors:
Florida Retro is better - think 1972 Miami Dolphins

Fonts:
No Asian letters - we're not a Chinese buffet.
Big, BOLD, in your face.

Here's the figurine that inspired the name:
http://onelauter.com/sumo_guy.jpg

The logo should look a lot like the figurine - cartoony, balanced on one leg, etc.

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