What is a Snapchat geofilter and how to submit it to Snapchat

I first learned about Snapchat Filters from Gary Vaynerchuk. What I have been doing since late last December was creating Community geofilters. Community Geofilters for snapchat are ones that are based on your location. Also they are free and ones that live forever within the app.

Knowing that many people are using something that you created is a great feeling. Also when you submit a geofilter to Snapchat there are guidelines that Snapchat has. The guidelines are not difficult at all. Also you want your artwork to be original meaning no logos, and etc. YOU have to be the one who has created it.

I have experienced rejection on filters I have submitted. Then after looking at them I had to be honest and thought deep about why it was rejected. After doing that I came to an understanding after a few minutes.

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These are my stats for the Community Geofilters that I have live on snapchat. The places that I have Community Geofilters live are places here in South Florida.  The program that I use is illustrator to vector my work. Because everything I have submitted is custom and hand drawn.

If you have the skills I definitely recommend creating a community geofilter for snapchat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to deal with a logo rejection professionally

Whenever you are working on a logo design for a client you have to be prepared for them to either accept it or reject it. But the main thing is to do your best and go above and beyond. Even though you may want to just do it last minute and half ass the work don’t.

You have to think that this work I am doing is going to be saw by many different types of people. You also want to think of many different factors of the overall use of the logo. If you are creating logos for a client and not thinking of the various ways it will be used then you should start.

Because this is the first thing you should be thinking about before you even have the first call/conversation with the client. Remember that you can create the most detailed logo in the world and it will get rejected. Also it may be beautiful to you but it just does not meet the clients requirements.

Knowing that we put so much time and energy into our work and then to have it rejected can make us upset. So what if it makes you upset you should realize that being professional is what is most important. Also its part of the client service business industry.

The steps to handling a logo rejection properly starts with

  1.  Do no get offended by that the client says when they reject your logo.
  2. Take time and reflect to learn what you could do better next time
  3. go back over your sketches and see where you could’ve improved
  4. Ask yourself did you show a visual representation of the logo in use? (this is something I am going to start doing. I did not to do it and realized that was such a stupid thing to do.
  5. Ask the client what could we do to make this work? ( Only do this if the situation permits)
  6. Move and continue working and improving your designs

Rejections should not determine how our work is going to turn out with future clients. So do not let the emotions of rejection make you out of character and be unprofessional.

Why your ego is the ugliest part of you

When you meet someone that has such a huge ego it is a way to learn about them. What I mean by learning about the person is what they think of themselves. I for one learned that there is no need to have such a huge ego. Because I know that everyone is capable of having the same opportunities as me.

The opportunities are endless even when there seems to not be any available. But let me stay on topic about people having huge ego’s. In every profession you are guaranteed to come across a coworker, friend or etc with a huge ego. The immediate vibe I get from the person who has a huge ego is they feel as if they are above me.

Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with being confident in your journey to where ever it may be. You should not be thinking of people being beneath you. Think differently such as those who are not up here with me succeeding they just need to work harder or want to succeed as bad as I wanted to.

Because to be successful you most likely will not get anyone to take time to lend a hand to someone who has a huge ego. Then over time  you will either be honest with yourself and realize that your ego is the ugliest part of you. So do yourself a favor and not have such a huge ego. If you do have a huge ego learn why you have such a huge ego and also think am I treating those around me with love?

Remember ego’s do not help one to succeed nor do they pay bills.