The Studio Design championship rounds at the 2013 TopCoder Open are over and our new champion is abedavera!
This year, the ten Design Studio finalists were tasked with creating an engaging new TopCoder logo to represent TopCoder and CloudSpokes communities together as a single brand.
Together, TopCoder and CloudSpokes will continue to foster a vibrant community of the best software developers, algorithmists, creative designers, and cloud experts from across the globe.
The TCO13 was the perfect place to try a branding exercise and see what our best designers envisioned.
The finalists had three rounds in which to build upon their designs and incorporate feedback from the judges. In Round 1, they conceptualized their new logo. The second round tasked them with revising their logo based on the judges feedback, along with creating three new marks — each representing our primary pillars of competition: Design, Development and Data/Algorithms.
In the final Championship round, they were asked to extend their brand into a landing page geared toward digital creators, enticing them to become members of our global community.
In the end, we saw very unique approaches, but only one designer could walk away as the new champion. Congratulations to abedavera – the title is yours, once again!