Personally, I’d say the two different greens jar a bit and overall it’s a bit dated-looking.
The layout is fine, perhaps add a bit more white space around everything though (again, my opinion – reviewer may disagree). I’d try different colours, and I’d almost certainly have it on white not black (or offer both).
I think you’ve made the right decision.
Although the reviewers almost always get it right (in my opinion), in all honesty I think they made a mistake on this one.
Good luck with sales – where ever it eventually ends up being sold!
I like it a lot – very nice.
I would say that the colour behind the ‘PD’ is a bit pixellated though and personally I’d put a radial gradient on it (but then I’d put a gradient on anything ).
Also, I can’t quite tell but is ‘Design’ slightly darker than ‘Pixus’, I think there needs to be a bit more contract to make it obvious where one word ends and the next starts.
To add to whats been said above, it is generally considered a selling point to only use free fonts, that way buyers know they can go and get the same font without additional cost.
Good luck with your files!
Congratulations on the sales you’ve got so far, and you’re right – not many other professions have somewhere like this where they can improve their abilities and make a passive income whilst having fun the whole time!
On a side note, what’s you’re experience with referrals been like? I’ve always thought the system didn’t have enough profit in it – 30% of the first deposit only seems a bit pants. Is it worth looking at?
I like the name, a smart move. Look forward to seeing how you update your Envato image.
...why wasn’t I thinking about brand development when I was 14 years old…!!
Dance naked in the streets holding (or ‘dangling’ – your choice) a large sign with the URL for your portfolio page.
Don’t forget to include the referer bit on the end!
Kinda harsh when my day job is graphic design and I routinely get the thumbs up for what I do…Remember you’re competing with designers worldwide, the bar is going to be set higher here.
And dont forget you’re not doing all this work for nothing. Even if you feel like you never get a file approved, you’re always improving just by trying.
First off, well done on a really unique idea.
A few pointers:
- Try to do a bit more work on the box, it is the basis of all your icons and so with a bit more work on that element alone – you can really lift the whole set.
- Typically in icon design, you don’t do things proportionally. The icons with text don’t really work because you’ve made them proportional to the box.
To illustrate these two points: http://www.philmorrow.co.uk/demo-templates/boxes.jpg
I’ve spent more time on the box itself, and made the tag for the text much bigger. Now I could slap any icon on this and it’s going to look good because I’ve got my proportions right and made the box look awesome (if I do say so myself! ).
Also, think about what the customer actually wants:
- Putting each icon in a seperate PSD seems like the kind of thing that buyers might not want. Also, they wont always want to use the icons on a white background, so you need to provide them as PNG or GIF files with transparency, rather than jpeg files. Try to make things as easy as possible for your purchasers.
- Personally, I wouldn’t offer 16×16 for this set (and possibly 24×24), in my opinion these icons wont work at that size. You might think that you’re giving someone extra, even if it isn’t that great, but you’re actually giving the reviewer reasons to reject the file.
Hope it helps and good luck!