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5 Steps to make a negative space logo like FedEx

5 Steps to make a negative space logo like FedEx

There’s nothing easy about making a negative space logo like FedEx, but here are a few basic steps to launch the project. Working it out can take days if not weeks, but the concepts to create a good negative space logo only requires these 5 easy steps.

Negative space is that area around a graphic which helps to define the boundaries of the positive space while communicating a message or idea.

1. Start with the white space – White spaces are often ignored around logos, but if we take a closer look at the FedEx logo we will see how white space is captured in between the “E” and the “X” to create an arrow pointing rightward. Focus on the white space and decide where you have to build in the negative space icon (see below).

2. Download a font or icon to create the negative space – By building a simple font or icon into the “featured image”, you can create the negative space while having a symbol that is already representative of the message you want to communication. (DOWNLOAD SAMPLE ICON HERE)

Sample Icon for Negative Space

Use a sample icon for creating negative space for a place to start.

3. Use basic design discipline to create the “featured image” where the negative space logo will play off – The results of making negative space logos can be brilliant, but they also risk being too clever for their own good. For this reason, you should start with a simple and effective “feature image”. For example, if you are a beer store, use a mug of beer and play off the handle’s negative space.

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This is the “featured image” where we will take negative space. An open handle is perfect for a font or an icon.

4. View other examples – Where negative space in logos have been successful, including the famous FedEx example, you will find tips and trips for applying your own hand at creating a negative space logo. Design factors that lead to the success of a negative space logo remains basic understanding of graphics and design: symmetry, simplicity, color selection and communication apply to a negative space logo as do any logo. Google “Good Logo Design” or CLICK HERE for some ideas on what makes good design in logos.Examples of negative space logos:

negative-space-logo-fedex negative-space-logo-kn negative-space-logo-kolner-zoo negative-space-logo-martini-house negative-space-logo-nexite-logo negative-space-logo-shift negative-space-logo-snooty-peacock negative-space-logo-spartan negative-space-logo-texas-wine negative-space-logoff

negative space logo

There’s nothing easy about making a negative space logo like FedEx, but here are a few basic steps to launch the project.

5. Apply the icon into the designated negative space – The last step in creating a negative space logo is to drop the icon into the main logo image you are trying to set off. For the sake of this tutorial, see below concept with utilizing a font instead of an icon to create the negative space, with the same outcome.

How to make a logo like FedEx requires knowledge making negative space logos. There are only a few examples of well-designed negative space logos.


  • Negative Space Oddity – A bloggers favorite negative space logos at LogoDesignLove.com
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  • How to Use Negative Space  – Some more tips and trips at 1stWebDesigner.com
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  • HP’s Logo Story – The bumpy road one negative space logo took at TheVerge.com
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How to file a Form-1099 to tax a website manager

How to file a Form-1099 to tax a website manager

You should tax-a-website-manager using an IRS Form-1099 when he or she was paid $600 or more for their services during a single calendar year, and he or she is not a full-time employee. A website manager can also be referred to as a webmaster, web developer, site author, web coordinator or web publisher. Whether contributing content, technology or a combination of services, the IRS doesn’t care and you may be held responsible for not issuing a Form-1099 for your website manager.

When to issue your website manager the Form-1099

Any worker who starts work on a project of yours – whether technology-related or not – should be asked to complete the IRS Form W-9 on the first day of work. This is the form you will use to submit the IRS Form-1099. On the W-9 the name of the contractor, business and the tax identification information (or Social Security #) will be identified along with address and signature of the contractor. Do not wait until after the contract finishes a job to issue the W-9.

Form W-9: DOWNLOAD

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Place website manager income in Box 7 within the Form 1099-MISC.

With the completed IRS Form W-9, you are now ready to use the information provided by the website manager to issue the IRS Form 1099 and send a copy of that IRS Form 1099-MISC to the website manager. A copy must be sent, according to the IRS, by January 31st of the following year, and you must file a copy with the IRS by February 28th of the following year. The IRS deadline for electronic filing of a Form 1099 for a website manager is March 31 of the following year.

There are many ways to check your work when working with W-9 forms, and having a CPA or other tax expert look over your paperwork filed for the Website Manager is always a smart thing to do. Also, be sure to retain copies of any tax documentation submitted to or received from your contractors.

Form-1099: DOWNLOAD

 

See website manager job descriptions: CLICK HERE

According to Salary.com the average yearly Website Manager compensation was $93,921 for 2016. The range of a website manager’s salary is generally between $70k – $110k.

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USEFUL LINKS ABOUT SUBMITTING TAX FORMS FOR WEBSITE MANAGERS:

  • SUBCONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYEE? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT
  • RED FLAGS THAT RAISES THE CHANCE OF AUDIT: CLICK HERE
  • SIX COMMON MISTAKES MADE ON A 1099 FORM: CLICK HERE
  • HOW THE IRS DECIDES NEGLIGENCE OR MISTAKES: CLICK HERE

 

1099 Forms are a pain in the neck

You should issue the IRS Form 1099-MISC for your website manager when he or she was paid $600 or more for their services during a single calendar year.

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