Are there free services for creating a logo better than Logaster?
Are there free services for creating a logo better than Logaster? I need to create a logo. I've used Logaster before but that was a while ago. What popular free services are people using today?
The one thing that I often tell clients who are very budget-conscious when creating their visual branding is to never skimp on the investment of a logo. It is the centerpiece of a brand and all of the brand's marketing and advertising materials. If it is not designed properly and thoughtfully in the first place, the cost of having to redesign it, as well as all of the marketing materials that it appears on, will be astronomical.
Another potential concern about free logo services, is that many are template-based, which means if you ever decide you need to trademark your logo down the road, you could run into possible challenges there (although I'm not an attorney and that is not legal advice).
My recommendation is to hire a professional designer or firm for logo work. (Chances are your competitors have and/or will). See it as an important investment, that if done right, can be a huge corporate asset and competitive advantage for years, and possibly decades to come.
I agree with Mitch and Ramon - a logo is something worth investing in. A professional logo is usually also copyrighted.
Why wouldn't you invest 50 or 60USD and get a well-designer logo + save time?
I use Freelancer and found many good designers there: goo.gl/YFZg3t
Just make sure to check out the reviews of each team/individual before starting.
I also agree with Mitch.
As a graphic designer myself I know that it is virtually impossible to make a good and solid logo for 50 - 60 USD.... Sorry Ramon.
Creating a unique logo takes time, a lot of time. It is indeed one of the main elements in branding a product or service.
The "cheap" solutions you can find on the internet are oft a copy-paste, without caring about the wishes of the client.
Of course you can go down this route. But to speak with the words of Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar:
"If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design"
Very useful site www.logaster.com for business beginners. Can create cheap logos
My wife has her own website and used a combination of picmonkey, word, and the picture app on Windows to set up my and her logos, after pulling the type of graphics we wanted to use. It worked effortlessly, and came out very well!
why don't you create your own logo. It will be free and also as per your ideas.
Nothing comes free, somwhere sometime you will be paying for that service.
I suggest avoiding template-based websites like logogenie.com, etc. (there are many to choose from) because you could end up creating a logo that looks exactly like someone else's. Additionally, these sites still require you to make some creative choices and if you don't have an instinct for it you could still end up with a poorly-designed logo.
If you are on a very tight budget, a website like Freelancer.com or elance.com can be a reasonable resource. There are many talented artists registered there who will create a good, unique piece for you on the cheap because they are just starting out and are trying to build a portfolio. Price is usually the bottom line at these sites, with designers bidding the cheapest fee being the ones who are rewarded the job.
Like some of the other commenters here, though, I caution you to think more long term about the way you approach your business collateral. Making a better investment up front will reward you with better-considered branding that will endure. A good designer will help you think through who your customers are and how you wish them to perceive you/your product. They will use sound principles of design to create a public image for your company that really reaches your target audience.
You don't need to hire an expensive ad agency to get what you need starting out. One suggestion is to contact a local university art department, if you have one, to get the names of recent grads might be freelancing. Another avenue would be to query local printing companies to see what freelancers they are familiar with.
Best of luck with your new company!
I really have to agree with Jan. There's no way you're going to get a good logo for $50-$60 flat. There are many sites that tend to offer this sort of "service" but the results usually come from non-professionals from around the globe, thereby lowering your chances for something of real quality. A designer's job is to consult with you, learn about your brand and its ideas/story, and visually interpret it in a well-designed brand identity. Something like this takes thorough research and iteration, which you will get none of with a logo "service" or most crowd-sourced design sites.
Going off of what I said earlier about the type of people who participate in these sorts of logo "services", they're more likely to plagiarize existing work or the work of their competitors. Again, these are most likely non-designers or unseasoned non-professionals. You're more likely to fall into those types of issues without having a designer actually guide you through the process.
If you have any questions regarding brand identity and logo design, I'd be happy to help you out. Feel free to private message me whenever!
https://logoyes.com/ is also a solid resource for inexpensive Logo design as well.
A free logo, or cheap logo, is an investment into nothingness. Is your business something special or will you be xeroxing everything you have in your business? Because, in my experience, a free logo is just that. A copy of a design that's been used for hundreds of other businesses and is by no means unique or special to your business.
If you need a 100% custom logo design then, Just send the message to this person. http://blog.graphicspsd.com/free-logo-services/ You will get free logo and also commercial license. The best thing is payment after work delivery.