The task was simple: all I had to do was to create a simple award badge that would be placed into an existing web page, and it was important for it to be readable at small sizes. They supplied with the exact text for the badge, but did not give me much more (critical) info about placement in the page…or even the exact size that it needed to be for all that matter. It’s like I was designing blind…
But hey, I am a professional after all, so I went ahead and created a ton of really quick and loose concepts such as these. I usually like to work that way at the start of a project, just working fast and quick, putting more emphasis on concept generation than quality and pixel-perfect illustrations.
These two didn’t make it past the first round. I did a few other concepts which were much better – primarily because they fit better with the design language of the website they would be placed on.
Anyway, you can download the vector source file by clicking here. Note that I didn’t create outlines for the text on these, so you’ll need Times New Roman and Eurostile (two very common fonts).