First of all, if you are determined to have a go at designing your own logo, you might benefit from some advice by the experts. However, I would never recommend a genuine business designing their own logo. But maybe, just maybe for a project, a team, a club or a non profit organisation it might make sense and could be fun.
For instance, if there is someone who sees themselves as a bit of a creative, this is probably the right person to put in charge. If they have any real world design experience, that’s even better.
More importantly, this inforgraphic has been put together to help you make some sensible decisions about important aspects of designing a logo without professional assistance. You are free to share this infographic by pasting the embed code below in to your blog or forum etc.
DIY Logo Design – Top Tips (Infographic)
The top DIY logo design tips are really obvious to a trained logo designer but are nearly always overlooked by a novice. However, you can give yourself a fighting chance of designing your own logo with a bit of creativity. However make sure to not break all the rules and perhaps try to fairly and correctly represent your brand.
Super TIP ! Well, the biggest tip of all is to show your finished logo to as many people as you can. However, try to avoid showing it to people who have an emotional interest in the project. After all, the more favorable reactions you get to your DIY logo design, the better chance you have of the logo being a success.
In the event that you want to design your own logo for a genuine business, then I would advise you to think twice about this. Just sit and think about it for a little while, you will understand that a logo design is the visual representation of your brand. Therefore, if the design looks poor, your brand could be perceived to be poor as well. If it looks cheap, people may associate your products or service as cheap too. An interesting read about companies that tried and failed to re-brand . Im not saying it was only because of the logo but it does make a point.
Understand this that, cheap only really works with one other word and that is nasty (cheap & nasty). As you can see, it does not leave the right impression. For example, is it possible that your design will look good to the untrained eye but it is unlikely to work across all media and it is likely to have other issues related to quality.
Designing Your Own Logo Is Fun But There are Many Rules
Above all, designers spend many years learning this skill in school and the real world. It is unlikely that you will avoid the critical mistakes made by novice designers purely by luck. Surely your business is worth more than taking this kind of chance. So, if you are serious about your look then please try a professional logo design that can make a unique look and do not create it by yourself
DIY logo design is fun, but it is not for proper businesses. These top tips will help a novice make fewer design mistakes but will not guarantee a perfect logo design every-time. Leave that to the experts. Your business will benefit from the right start!