Custom designed awards are special because they allow you to add a unique flair to your awards, making it pertain directly with your organization. You are given full access to choose the design, shape, color scheme, engraving, materials, etc. They can come in a single unique piece, or you can order thousands of copies of the same piece with your custom design. Here are some of the general steps behind the process of creating your own custom design awards.
Step 1: Project Background
For starters, you’ll have to give the award company a little bit of background information about your project. It will give them a rough idea of what you need, how many pieces you’re going to need, your budget for the project, specific design elements that you’re going to want, and maybe even your own personal design for your award. This will fill in the design and manufacturing teams so that they can come up with a solution for your project.
Step 2: Designing
You have a couple options here. You can choose to use your own artist to design a plan for the award that you want made. This method makes it a bit easier to choose the perfect design for your award, but only if you’re artistically inclined. Many of us aren’t, which is why most award companies offer a second choice. You can usually get the award development company to come up with a design for you. In your previous step you submitted design concept ideas and information about your organization, and so the trophy development company can use this information to create a few custom award designs that you can look at.
These designs will be looked at by the engineering team of the award developer to see if mass production is possible for your chosen design. Designers won’t submit an idea unless it is possible, so this review is something you usually only have to worry about for designs your artist created themselves.
Step 3: Production
Before production even begins you should have a cost for the project, and hopefully it fits within your budget. From there, it’s only a matter of time until your awards will be ready. A professional custom award production company will usually give you a timeline for the project, which rarely exceeds two weeks. Of course, the amount of awards that needs to be produced will greatly influence the production time, as well as the complexity of the custom designed award itself.
Congratulations, award yourself for a job well done! The award development process is completed, and you now have a custom designed award that you can give to the people you deem deserve it. They will have a constant reminder of their success with your organization, and it will act as inspiration for future hard workers to follow suit. It’s always nice to be awarded for your hard work, and this will motivate other people to try their best as well.