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Babatee posted Apr 30 at 10:53 am

I made a part payment to a property agent for an apartment. By the next day. I asked for a refund because of security concerns I had about the place. The so called agent told me I should wait till they got a new tenant for the place. After waiting for a week.. I went back to the house and met with the landlord who told me no money was given to him. He called his agent to confirm and to which is agent replied in the negative(His agent was introduced to me by mine)
I then called my agent who told me they had spent part of the money. That he would refund that day

To cut the story short we are still on the issue. The man keeps telling lies upon lies. I was able to get part of the money yesterday (#50, 000 from the initial #110, 000 I sent to him ) with more lies rather than promises he will pay up

This is my very first experience with property agents and I must say it's been a terrible one

Here are the details of the agent. It might be useful to someone

08035619579, 08169172905
Otunba Akinlade and Sons Property

Patinum Property Nig Ltd.
Tollgate Bustop

The agents finally paid 45000 after much lies and intervention of other people.
Saying they will pay only 5000 and keep 10000
Bottom line. These agents are very dishonest and will stop at nothing to frustrate you

Kopa posted Nov 1 '20 at 10:27 pm

Let us discuss about 2020 Batch A resumption back to camp that is circulated to be Saturday 21st November 2020

If you seen the timetable circulating check it in which have not nullified by several evidence and confirmation not to be true, you can check all that out on the platform too. I have 4 thought on this and below is a screenshot

My thought on this

1. NYSC through the DG have said that this corpers are still coming back to camp, but for them to come back this way, when Covid 19 still have few cases and death toll in Nigeria is a misnormal.
2. NYSC already splitted this batch (2020 Batch B) into 2 meaning everyone of them is not going at ones to now say they will accommodate all Batch A will be unachievable for those camp size.
3. And remember that Covid 19 restriction are still in place to allow such to happen because they are yet to finish their camp will definitely violate the social distance rule in the camp.
4. My final thoughts is if this is to even be true, how then we camp look like a place or different batches will just not be ideal for such experience.

We will still be expecting more details from NYSC official

What do you think about this thought comment by clicking the reply button here or comment button on Corpers Telegram Page

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Fast and Ready posted Oct 13 '20 at 5:31 am

Many don't pay attention to the words they sign infact so don't see it and was signed by them.

Let us go over the NYSC Oath we all made with our fatherland, as we look at it carefully

Let us start by saying NYSC Oath is the document signed by every prospective corp members or graduate at the orientation camp in front of the chief justice of each state

Note, that is why it is called swearing in, often, we only T&C and I agree or like politicians just say the words without a reminder of this life long oath to the people and our dear nation Nigerian

In pursuance of our Aspiration to build a United, Peaceful, Prosperous, Hate-free, Egalitarian Society and a great Nation and of our motto “Service and Humility”.

I ..First name.., ..Middle name... ...Last name...
Member of the National Youth Service Corps 20..

Hereby pledge to follow at all the times the leadership of those in Authority irrespective of their social and educational background and in particular,

I shall:
(a) At all times and in all places think, act, regard myself and speak first as a Nigerian, before anything else;

(b) Be proud of the fatherland, appreciate and cherish the culture, the tradition, arts and language of the nation;

(c) Be prepared to serve honestly, faithfully and if need be, pay the supreme sacrifice for the fatherland;
my comment {what is the supreme sacrifice can this includes going to war for our nation}

(d) Be well-informed about the history, geography, economy and the resources of Nigeria;

(e) Regard fellow Nigerians as my brothers and sisters and myself as my brother’s keeper;

(f) Have a healthy attitude to work and play. I shall not only be ready to work in any part of the country to which I am deployed, but also genuinely identify myself with the problems and aspirations of the people of the area in which I work;

(g) Tackle difficulties and challenges in a disciplined and self-reliant manner, constitutionally pursuing grievances and properly channeling such for redress;

(h) See myself as a leader who must give effective leadership by my transparent, honest and selfless service;

(i) Detest and shun bribery and all forms of corruption and nepotism;

(j) Be courteous and polite to all and sundry;

(k) Be obedient without being slavish;
my comment {can this include forcing corper members for INEC work}

(l) Always remember the motto and strive continuously to live up to the ideals of the National Youth Service Corps during and after my service year.

So help me God:
CAMP ................
...... STATE
THIS ........... DAY OF
..Month... 20..

(Chief Judge of ...... State)

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Kopa posted Oct 8 '20 at 11:31 pm

It is a pity so many fake unfounded new are all flying around social media, all in the need for traffic and get money from advert placement.

This is not necessarily, before you go on reading more let me say this new update which is not really new might not meet alot happy or excited, but don't because of hear good things be feed your mind with fake news.

Remobilization 2020

NYSC for the 2nd time for a stream, allow remobilization since about 2days ago. Let us talk a little about this remobilization, what is it about.

Remobilization is another form of mobilization required only from corps members who have been mobilized in a previous NYSC batch, and have been dully registered in NYSC camp, but later decamped, expelled or own their own, absconded from service.

This is entire different from revalidation

Remobilization is another chance to fully the compulsory clarion call, let us note that abscondment can make sure Corp member declared wanted by the scheme.


We have answered who can apply for remobilization, let us finally talk about what you need to go back to NYSC;

  1. Know your details especially if you have left for a while;i. Call-up Numberii. State code numberiii. Email you used to register

can I register
Que: If I couldn't remember any of the above details
Ans: Yes, and No.
Yes, because it is important to leave this stage and move on, it can comeback and bite if not careful can bite you.
No because you need the information from the previous registration to submit on for remobilization.

NYSC may currently look like a time waster but don't let us forget, the economy, education and organisation all over the world are not heading as planned too.

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Information is power feed your mind with the right info
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To All Serving Corps:
Please ensure you enrol in atleast one of the on-going professional courses with any Certified Chartered Institute around.

As our school courses are mainly academic, these courses broaden your knowledge and understanding in the professional field especially to those that may likely work in an organization where the knowledge is a requirement and it is a plus for you to have the certification.

For those in sciences and other areas of study needs management studies, and for those in management and other areas too needs computer knowledge vice versa.

For most of us with less work experience, these courses are expected from us and will serve as a big tweak to our resumes.
As a graduate, taking three of these courses can earn you as much as nine (9) certifications which would definately differentiate you from someone who hasn't. The more courses you take, the lesser the price per course!

This is the best time to participate as you have lesswork load upon your shoulders.
Also after your service year, you may not be opportuned to have the time and all it takes to enrol.
As a Corps member, the courses are relatively cheap compared to the price of working class. Have a successful service year!

NASIR, Mubaak


Like we started this series, because our data as Corp members matters and we must know how it is been used.

Especially since in the past it has been missed used by our loved schemes before

Now this


First thing the came to mind is to read carefully, because in this digital age, we are not reading anymore nor taking our time to understand or ask questions but only want to tick "I agree" and move on

My Thoughts

  • .... Research, Statistics and Promotional activities

Is NYSC now Facebook or Google, and why promotions for a data I must give you, even Facebook and Google is optional.

  • And why should there third party processors have access to my data, can't it all be managed in house?

  • And my last thought is, nice that they gives access to withdraw consent of data, but why? (don't forget this data includes Serving corp members and Ex corp members)

Maybe because they want to start selling the data or running promotions with it
Why I am asking this, like I said earlier is that many will not see this and will not be able to withdraw there data usage, because I am sure this usage warning is not for NYSC normal mobilization and the likes usage, if so they will not have been giving out withdrawal form

In conclusion

At the moment, if you click do not agree, you will be logged out and if you log in, you will be re asked again. No form whatever. It makes me think;
Is it by force?
Why should anyone especially ex corp members want to accept this?
Is NYSC looking for other sources of revenue?


If you are yet to be following our series exploring NYSC privacy policy and Corper data usage Join me and other here the largest corpers group, click and we will make sure will simplify the all this there existing data policy and even the correction policy

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Let us start discussing an important series, that many don't bother about.

NYSC and my Data

In this introduction, I will show you a sample of missed use of corpers data with the management. We are in an ICT era where our digital print, records and information is very powerful and important. Can you just imagine how much NYSC know about you as a registered corp member

Datapoint on;

  • Your next of kin details,
  • fingerprints,
  • blood group,
  • health condition
  • and even academic records.

Imagine all that exposed to the wrong hand. That is a whole lot of data point on each graduate in the country to be sincere that is so much.

In this series, we want to know what is done by the scheme. like you must know NYSC ICT does not operate the collection of data alone, as they partner and work with alot of companies specifically about 4 (four) of them with Sidmach the lead of them, if you not read our report of this

Example of such data misuse


In the sample above, not only was the name right but the mobile number even the state of deployment, even as though this CM is a relocated member, this is only one but several sample some who have the corp members first and last name even with state code number.

then simply question how much do this perpetrators know?
Definitively so much if not even corp member data

In conclusion

Out of numerous of such target scam, i am sure some will fall victim, even as data usage has not started been take so serious in our country. Stay tune on our channel even as we look into what laws are guiding NYSC on this and many more interesting things.

Stay Safe

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corper ade posted Sep 3 '20 at 10:14 pm

When will NYSC Resume?; Answered, even with screenshot

The national youth scheme NYSC management has been holding on the opinion that they are waiting to receive approval/go ahead from the presidential task force (PTF) to begin resumption of its activities.

Even as some workplaces have started resuming the chain of command are already giving the nodding of NYSC full activities soon.

As you may know this activities we begin with the continuous of the orientation course, which was suspended in which the relocated members have been told to resume to their new state camp.

See the screenshot below from the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media


Fast and Ready posted Aug 31 '20 at 10:06 pm

This Year National Youth Service Corps Members (NYSC) has been but experienced a great disrupt in the way it has ever been done.

What scheme having the longest registration ever for a stream. Spanning from February to Now

The question is now will this continue or stop?

Today let us see three(3) possible scenarios that can happen


  1. Another unpronounced One week extension. I this might likely happen because NYSC activities are yet to obviously be resuming anytime soon

  2. Put an end to the registration: what is the essence of registration if people are no longer using it, I think with the number of new registration and no new institutional mobilization the registration should come to an end for good.

  3. Lack of updates: this likewise should not surprise anyone as by September. It can still be there for registration to end a day prior without actually really closing it.

In conclusion, all this suggestions above are based on my opinion and experience with the scheme in the past. Neither of the prediction might occur and feel free to say what you think about this lact of activities on


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Kopa posted Aug 4 '20 at 9:31 pm

NYSC Revolution video

When Corp member saw Special Announcement they might be happy, and thinking something very positive But this;

A video posted 7 hours earlier have make NYSC (National Youth Service Corp) to officially comment, this could even led to a more popularity

The video was posted by a corp member name Sanusi Emmanuel Abiodun which was a serving corp member in Imo state as stated by him and must have been confirmed the scheme post

Early comment might for NYSC to disassociate herself from the video which calls for a revolution of things

This is the Sanusi Emmanuel Abiodun video that make NYSC to be Afraid wait and watch the video

Some have said this action is as a result of NYSC Batch A been half baked in camp.
But I see it as when you have a lot of free time, you just have to do something plus it looks planned and organised toward the sowore campaign.

Whatever you think about the video let us talk on Telegram, (a secure platform) search or click @nyscgroup to join others or just drop your comment below

Fast and Ready posted Jul 8 '20 at 7:05 pm

This is how to make extra cash as Corp member or student

Freelance eBook Writer – Work from home

Are you looking for a job or a side-hustle that allows you to work from the comfort of your home?

We are looking for two content and creative writers to join our team of freelance writers.

You will be required to write eBooks, proposals, website articles, and social media posts as needed.

Ideal candidates are students or NYSC Corp members, but this opportunity is open to the general public.

The payment rate is N2/word. That is, for a 7,500-word eBook, you will be paid N15,000. Bear in mind that this role affords you a lot of flexibility so you can do other things.


  1. You will have the flexibility and freedom to work from your own home and to determine your working hours; however, you will be given a deadline for each project.

  2. You will get paid based on the number of projects you complete. So, there is no cap on how much you can earn.


  1. Must be a Creative Writer with good writing skill and a strong desire to write
  2. Must be computer literate – familiar with MSWord and Internet research
  3. Capacity to work with minimal supervision.


  1. Formulating texts per prescribed editorial and formatting guidelines.
  2. Ensuring that texts are properly researched.
  3. Maintaining originality in your work. No plagiarized content.
  4. Proofreading your assignments to detect and correct errors.
  5. Submitting completed works via the requisite channels before specified deadlines.

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corper ade posted Jul 3 '20 at 5:49 am

There are several ways, you can make money as a youth corp member, but some will only make you some change, while other can take alot of your time. And even be a threat to your primary place of assignments. This type is now what we are talking about.

The new way you can make money

This is not meant for every Corp Members though, as you will soon understand why, simply because many don't leave their comfort zone.

Neither does it take alot of your time, or stress. Not distrust your primary assignments, anything distrusting this is not legal and part of the oath you may sign as a corper

Step of how to go about this


Let me explain, and specifically let me you an answer of an Agric ecommerce company, who retail farm produces directly from the farmer

You can better see while I said earlier it is not meant for everyone.

Let us go through the steps using still as case studies

1. Simply Look for farmers in your area
2. Convince the farmers to sell online
3. List their products by contacting DayDone, (you can do via their website or through their mobile number 08174993336)
4. When the product is ready for harvest they will come and pick it up themselves
5. You will be paid by the company and you can even be appreciated by the farmers (note they pay farmers directly)

This are the simple steps to be part of those who will make alot of money in the New money era. Anyone could do it but Corp Members are more fitted.

It still requires work, but smart work. Ensure your listing is exact since they will confirm before replying your offer. That is the essence of step 2

Bingo, it is time to make money, what are you waiting for


A member of the House of Representatives, Zakariya Dauda Nyampa, has advocated for fresh graduates to be enlisted into the army.

Nyampa who represents representing Michika/Madagali constituency of Adamawa state, said the military service should replace the mandatory one-year National Youth Services Corps (NYSC).

He said graduates who do not have the interest to serve as military personnel should be allowed to venture into other endeavours after the mandatory one-year training and service in the Nigerian army.

What do you think about this guys.


Fast and Ready posted Jun 25 '20 at 7:47 am

Imagine the development in NYSC from the early 70's, things that make me think;

This is how the first Passing out Parade looks like.
Knowing that NYSC started a year before.

I can't imagine the people's training, drilling.
As even the soldiers seem to match funnily

I can't also imagine the kind of opportunity this graduate will have
Looking at how few then are, maybe automatic employment

The Uniform seem to me, not same all through, in colour
especially the pants

I wonder what is people's ages might be looking at there faces
Hardly will there be pcm in there 20's in this set

NYSC First POP 1974.mp4

At the end it is wonderful to look back in history and have a glimpse in development that have happened in the scheme of the national youth service corps

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Fast and Ready posted Jun 16 '20 at 6:23 am

We all know that the world is changing and digital systems is not the new norms, so as NYSC Batch A is preparing back to camp (according to NYSC DG) and stream 2 preparing for call up and even for ex corp members.

Video screening and interview is not a norm and certain ethic have to be followed to have a success in this.

This post is all about the must do in a video conference interview and standard one on one job interview.

If you have a video conference job interview, the same rules apply as a standard job interview. This includes:

1. Dress for success – Wear what you would for a normal job interview for a corp member khaki will not be bad. Either way make sure you are smart, presentable, business attire.

2. Be prepared for the interview – Learn a little about the company, the industry, have your interview answers ready to showcase how you can serve them, what you can do, and have suitable questions to ask.

3. Bring evidence of achievements/qualifications if you have it – If sales increased by 10% or efficiency increased by 5% and you have the documents to show this, have it with you. Also, have digital versions of this which you can share with the interview panel should you be asked.

For a video job interview, there are a few extra aspects to take on board, such as:

4. Practice looking at the camera – When we use Zoom and the like we naturally look at the person speaking. Try and practice looking at the camera as this will mimic eye contact that you would naturally do in a job interview.

5. Keep the background neutral – Try and position yourself where the camera shows only a blank wall. This will keep the focus of the interview panel on you.

6. Make extra sure you will not be disturbed – The last thing you want is to have to leave the interview to sort out an ‘emergency’.

Video conferencing is not the same as face to meetings or job interviews, but with a little preparation, you can make them easier to manage. More productive, and less disruptive.

Wishing luck in your interviews,



We have discuss on this platform what NYSC CDS is all about

Today we will see examine a 19B corp member unveiling her project and at the end you will be able to see how to go about yours too, with an example of a personal cds letter


Corps member Isiaka Mercy Lovelyn (KB/19B/0111) from Kogi state has delivered a laudable nine personal projects in Zuru Local government, Kebbi State to map out her service year.

The projects sought to improve the standard of livelihood in the community while also improving the educational sector in the area.
The projects included drilling a community borehole at Domo village in the Amanawa area of zuru local government. Donation of forty chairs and desks to Bahago Gomo Day secondary school Zuru. Renovation of the NYSC Zonal office, Zuru. Donation of forty pieces of school uniforms, one hundred exercise books, thirty pairs of sandals, and thirty pairs of socks.

Lovelyn further donated three sets of desktop computers to Mama Aziki Comprehensive School Senchi, Zuru. Donation of textbooks and writing materials to Rikoto Primary school, Zuru. She also hosted skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development, where she practically demonstrated cake baking, chin chin, donut, and liquid soap.

She opened a skill acquisition center in the local government and also held sensitization on the value of girl child education.
When asked about why she embarked on these commendable projects, Isiaka Mercy said that her goal was to reach out to the community in the little way she could. She further stated that the only way she could repay the love that has been shown to her during her stay in the community is to reciprocate the same amount of love by providing for the community and leaving a positive mark that will stand the taste of time.

Commenting on the projects, the Local Government Inspector, Mr. Salihu Suleiman Wara said that the level of commitment from the corps member has left him stunned and proven the level of positive impact the NYSC scheme is having on young graduates.

Also speaking, the Zonal Inspector, Mr. Isiaka Usman Maru applauded the corps member and said she has redefined service to humanity. He encouraged her not to relent in her efforts to always leave a positive impact wherever she finds herself.

Maru called on other corps members to emulate the good deeds so that the efforts of the scheme towards national integration will not be defeated. He further encouraged those who benefitted from the projects to make judicious use of materials given to them.

While commissioning some of the projects, His Royal Highness the Emir of Zuru, Muhammad Sani Sami Gomo 11 hailed the level of patriotism, goodwill from the corps member. He encouraged her to continue with her show love and commitment to the society.

Emir Sani said that the NYSC scheme since its inception has produced good ambassadors that are patriotic and carry the Nigerian image with pride. He assured that the community will continue to show love to all corps members posted to them.

You can check out our corpers philanthropy out on this online lodge. You can likewise share yours here and remember there is a right way to go about this. CHECK OUT the personal format letter for NYSC CDS.

Nigeria we serve

Donenysc posted Jun 4 '20 at 10:02 pm

Let me start by saying, if you not be following our security tips that we been sharing during this time. That means you been miss out of our NYSC member channel

Today Security Tip is on corpers Rape Awareness



* At a Party
Do not accept drinks from anyone you don’t know or leave your drinks unattended to.

* Date Rape
Drugs can be mixed into drinks in the blink of an eye, so be alert to what’s happening around you and be extremely cautious about what you eat and drink.

  • Be Armed not necessarily with a gun but other safety devices

* Be cautious when outdoors

  • Don’t walk aimlessly. Be confident.
  • Stay away from narrow alleys or dark streets.
  • Do not walk by yourself after dark
  • Do not get into an elevator alone with someone you do not know.
  • Always know exactly where you are in case you do find yourself in trouble and have to call someone for help.

* Safety at Home

  • The area outside your main entrance should be lit properly.
  • Ensure that your main door has a peephole so that you know who you are opening your door to.
  • Keep your curtains drawn and your doors locked always.

Source: NYSC doc


Today let us talk about NYSC certificate collection and if it is mistaken, stolen, missed or not seen by any mean. Let us be answering

Can I get a new NYSC certificate?
How can I go about replacing NYSC certificate?


Modalities for the collection of Certificate of National Service
Certificate of National Service is issued to State Secretariats at the Directorate headquarters through the State Certification Officers thrice a year for delivery to deserving Corps members.

Only Corps members duly discharged from National Service and Certificated on presentation of letters of clearance from employers, CDS Inspectors and I.D card are issued with Certificates.

Those who benefited from WAP loan facility are issued theirs on full repayment of the loans.

Corps members with pending disciplinary case(s) are not certificated until he/she is cleared.

In the case of loss of Certificate of Exemption, the following steps are to be taken.

  1. Police Extract/Report

  2. Court Affidavit

  3. Letter of Introduction from where the Ex-Corps member is discharged i.e. State of Service

  4. Where available, a copy of the lost Certificate

It is the policy of the Scheme not to reprint lost or burnt Certificates. Letters of Confirmation are issued instead.


Upon noticing any error on your Certificate, return it immediately to the State Certification Officer for possible correction where the error is traceable to NYSC. Certificates are produced based on what the Ex-Corps member penned on the format during the orientation exercise.

In case you are to proceed to NYSC NDHQ for collection of corrected Certificate, the following are required of you:

  1. Letter of Introduction from the NYSC State Secretariat addressed to the Director-General.

  2. Handwritten application.

  3. Valid I.D Card

NOTE: Certificate of National Service is not issued by proxy.

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Kopa posted May 26 '20 at 1:04 am

Today we will be answering two major questions which is

When is next NYSC 2020 batch or stream going?
And what is the official plans of NYSC during this POP?

We start by releasing an argument why we believe and know that NYSC will never have increased the period for Batch B 2019. .

And NYSC have finally proof that they can't allow extend month. And have finally released his official memo on the state of how the POP will be taken place. Has we have been expecting NYSC to talk officially on this for a while and many have crafted out their plans of how they think how it might go.

Therefore for reminders sake we are started with questions 2;

And here is a quote from the DG of NYSC

"It is imperative to state that Corps Members who at present are not in their States of service need not violate the ban on inter-state journeys which is still in force.

However, as soon as the ban is lifted and it is safe to travel, they are expected to go to their respective States of service to collect their CNS."

As expected the parade was cancelled and the collection of certificates extended for 10 days.

But an essential question passing out members ask is

How do we get to our families and home state

But that have been simply answered by the post, NYSC like we said before is shutdowns and like in previous content of the Director-General. They will approach things like other agencies.

And will not be giving out Travel Pass has some have supposed.
At this point I say this also indirectly answer the first question. As just as stated NYSC will not do anything especially mobilization and camping until this is fully down.

Thanks for reading, you can share and comment below or reach other members of this corpers house at


This post is a response to increase interest on our Telegram ex Corp members community,

Let us start with design

Essence of design
Good design convey experience and can represent the core tenets of an organization and what that organization does. Professional logo designers will perform industry and client research, brainstorm ideas, and create sketches with their client while following principles of good logo design.

The aim of a Designer
When a designer first takes on a new logo project, he spends a lot of time trying to understand both the organization and its audience. We'll get to the process of learning what a logo needs to "say" later, but first, let's talk about what makes a great logo in the first place.
A great designer is able to capture an organization's mission and personality into a single, simple image, especially when they aren't a part of the organization themselves? Read on to find out.

Steps of making a great design
We will highlight 9 steps every PCM, Corps Members and Ex Corp members need to follow to start making great design. Let us note our focus here is on Logo design

Step 1 Start With Your Story
Step 2 Brainstorm Words That Describe Your Brand
Step 3 Sketch Ideas Based on These Words
Step 4 Test Your Top Sketches With Your Buyer Persona
Step 5 Refine Your Chosen Sketch
Step 6 Develop Your Logo's Layout on a Design Platform
Step 7 Pick Versatile Color Options
Step 8 Choose a Font
Step 9 Ensure Scalability

Making a memorable Logo design

Even though logos is often just small images, logos carry a whole lot of meaning -- and designing one comes with a whole lot of responsibility, too. Logos are usually the most recognizable representation of a company or organization. And with more information available to the average consumer today, logos also have to quickly and effectively communicate on behalf of their brand.

To tackle such a complex challenge, many brands choose to hire outside help. But for those of us who are brand new to the logo design process, working with freelancers to design a logo can be a challenge in itself.

This skills can help PCM with extra cash on campus, help CM with logo design for their CDS, and ex Corp members can be a professional in which they can be a freelancer or a chief design architect for an organisation

Principles of a great Logo design
This a principle you can start using to make your first Logo and design work. Most logo designers follow some iteration of these 5(five) principles of great logo design:

Simplicity: Is the design simple and clean enough to be flexible and easily recognizable? Is it not too busy, distracting, or confusing?

Memorability: Is it quickly recognizable? Will people only have to spend a second or two thinking about it to get it?

Timelessness: Will it still be a great logo in 10, 20, or even 50 years?

Versatility: Does it scale to different sizes without losing quality? Will it work across various media and within different contexts?

Appropriateness: Does it resonate with the desired audience?

Professional Graphic Designer believes these five principles are great for keeping designers from going too crazy when designing a new logo.

You have the tendency to be afraid or. excited about the prospect of designing stuff that looks cool and uses cool, new styles, But when you're designing a logo, you're ultimately solving for a problem. You're trying to convey something simply that gets across the core tenets of an organization and what that organization does. Keeping these five things in mind prevents you from getting carried away with the flash of what you're doing. It keeps you honest.

Casestudy of great Logo
We will only take a look at one to make this course short, there are several great iconic Logos out there you can look at, but let us talk a look at;

Evernote Casestudy
Evernote's logo is a great example of a logo that follows all five of these principles. It's an elephant, which is a reference to the well-known saying, "An elephant never forgets." The elephant's folded ear cleverly resembles the popular document icon.


Not only is the logo simple, memorable, and appropriate for its audience, its physical and digital attributes work perfectly across different media variations and usages. "There is not one application I have seen where the logo fails to fit perfectly, all the way from the 16px favicon, the browser extension icons in both colour and mono, the iOS icons, Macintosh dock icon, and so on," writes Graham Smith, a freelance designer of logos and brand identities. Plus, elephants will never go out of style.

But it took six weeks of concepting to come up with the simple elephant logo. Here are other initial ideas that were produced before the elephant was chosen.

Image Credit: Graham Smith

Once the elephant was chosen, it went through another series of iterations before the final design was chosen. The whole process took six weeks, and it's become one of the most compelling logos today.

The folks at both Evernote were able to come up with logos that keep the cornerstones of logo design top-of-mind. Now, let's delve a little more into the design process itself.

Process of making a great Logo
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The process might varies from designer to designer, some professional agrees to this process. Here's how them does it.

Step 1: Research the field/industry.
Before a designer like Tyler even thinks about putting pen to paper, he has to do his research. "Researching the field or industry helps designers get a sense of the environment the logo's going to live in," said Tyler. This is especially true for designers who haven't done prior work in that field or industry. "You need to know the trends and what's appropriate."

The appropriate look and feel of a real estate logo, for example, is going to be different than those of a restaurant or band logo. "You've got to see what's out there," he says. "Which conventions are worth keeping? From there, you can start thinking about how to differentiate the new logo will from the tons of pre-existing ones."

How different the new logo will be from the others depends on the context. In some cases, the logo shouldn't be radically different because you don't want to put people off. For example, in the health services industry, customers are looking for a certain level of comfort and familiarity; but in the concert industry, you might want to go with something more innovative and crazy. It varies wildly from field to field.

Step 2: Get to know the client.
Once the designer has a solid, objective understanding of the field or industry, it's time to get the best possible understand of what the client does and who their target audience is.

There are two parts of this step, says Tyler. First, there's the information you're trying to glean from them: what they do, what they think about themselves, and who they sell to. Then, there's the translation process. "If your client is a construction company but they talk a lot about how they're really family-based, the challenge is translating that ephemeral idea into something concrete. How do you capture the essence of that company?"

When this part of the process is done right, it involves a lot of back and forth, asking questions, and pushing the client to articulate and deeply explain their value proposition. For newer companies, these discussions can actually be really eye opening. "A lot of companies aren't aware of how they're different -- especially smaller companies. These logo design discussions can even help them think more about what differentiates themselves from their competitors."

Step 3: Sketch, present, and iterate on initial ideas.
"I usually try to present the client with between two and three possibilities," says Tyler. "Any more than that and you might find yourself doing revisions on all of your ideas, which sets you up with a lot more work and them up with a much higher bill."

For example, when Tyler designed the logo for Inbound Marketing Week 2015, here are the initial ideas and explorations he presented:

Step 4: Revise.
Sometimes, this step is only one little tweak. Other times, it's a series of longer revisions. Tyler says he usually specifies in the original contract how many revisions he's willing to do, which forces the client to be more thoughtful about each revision request. "Sometimes, clients ask you to start over from scratch," he says. "You can avoid this by doing your due diligence when creating the original contract."

Here is the final revision for Inbound Marketing Week's logo, along with secondary versions used on the website, lanyards, signs, and other various paraphernalia.

Step 5: Organize the final deliverable.
Once the logo's finished, Tyler will sort out with his client which file formats and other iterations they need that the logo might live on. For example a restaurant might need menus, signage, and t-shirts designed.

Designing a logo from scratch is a difficult creative process that takes a lot of research, knowledge of a business and its audience, and a deep consideration for the principles of logo design. But if you partner with the right designers and have a solid process in place, you should end up with something your company loves (and people can understand).

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