You might be asking how do I design a logo that looks good, eye catching and memorable?
Firstly, take a look around you. See any recognizable great logos of a company or product or service.
Or how about mentioning the first logo that comes to mind. I am positive its a big brand logo like the Coca Cola logo, Nike logo or Mcdonalds logo.
This little exercise that you have just done, will show you why these logos are so top of mind with so many people.
Create a logo design that has several design elements combined together to make it a good design.
Tip 1: Look of a Logo
Think of a logo in terms of 'being a person' you might know. Each one is different in shape, in color, in the way the dress, the way the talk to you, there accent and the feelings you get when you are around them.
And thats a logo, it is just like a person with their own image and style.
You might already have ideas just wanting to put to paper, for example, if you are required to design a logo for a flower shop, firstly:
Get a feel for what the client likes and then this way it is easier to create a logo design that will WOW your clients socks off!
A quick tip, use a maximum of 3 colors when adding color to your logo.
You have also got to remember that sometimes the logo would be used on branding a promotional t shirt or stationery design, business card logo design is a good example of seeing how clear the logo will look at a small size.
This way you are saving your client additional costs when it comes to printing in the future. I like to call it the"cash splash", the less color splash, the more pocket cash! Your clients will love you for this too!
Tip 3: Texture and Shading
Another tip, keep textured backgrounds and various shading to a minimum too. Most logos are flat and solid in color. On occasions logos have shading and 3D looking. But again remember what the purpose of the logo is and where it will be branded on too.
Branding a complicated logo onto t shirts and promotional items like pens, mugs, cars and even smaller items like rings, jewelery etc. can become quite pricy when having to print and engrave, so having a simple yet striking logo is more versatile.
Tip 4: Presenting your Logo
When you have completed your logo design, before you show your client, take a step back from it, put it away and then come back to it. Sometimes you will see small things to change, in this way enhancing your logo to an amazing logo design.
Is the logo:
Keep you logo icon to a simple graphic logo design that is too busy looks to messy and becomes to confusing when people want to remember it.
Now you know how to design a logo that has impact and personality!
Believe me, your client will appreciate this!