What should I expect to pay for a new logo?
I want a new logo for my knitting company but have absolutely no idea how much money I should put aside for it. How much does it usually cost to get a new logo?
I can't believe that one of the comments was to have an artist draw a logo and scan it so you can turn it into a vector. Thats insulting to all designers out there. There are also many companies that offer logo design as little as $5 as Bernadette mentions but you really do get what you pay for. From my experience a custom logo can be from $500 -$3500 and slightly up. Theres a little more than just creating a logo but thats just some rough ideas.
Have an artist draw a design then have it scanned into a computer file then change it to vector and implement the fine details for the final draft.
Its a pretty good question. I see a lot of my clients talking about it. Here is what I suggest you do. Think about what are the words that come to your mind when you think about a Logo, the chances are the words belong to one of these two group of words...1) Branding, Vision, Values,etc
2) Some nice looking text, color, etc
If your words match with the words in list one, you need a custom logo that a web designer will need to do after he understands what defines your business. This will usually cost you 100 US$ onwards. Whether the logo requires an custom graphic, will use some hand drawn text will decide the cost.
Otherwise, you can simply use some DIY tool or buy one from Fiver for 5$.
Hope it helps you.
Lynn, There are also sites where you can design your own logo if you have a limited budget. If you want a logo for your website or printing of brochures you need to get a high resolution jpeg output. Just Google logo design for these inexpensive logo design websites.
However, if you are looking for a very professional logo with several renditions to choose from, pricing varies depending on how many versions are created and how many revisions you make to the creations. This option is for those people who don't have any design capabilities or like to choose colors etc.
Lynn...you can pay any price you want to. With the likes of Fiverr.com you can buy a logo for $5.00 (and a pretty nice one to)...Elance.com - name the price. And from a branding/graphic design person who can completely tailor and customize a logo specifically to your business, will cost you more - but worth it if it defines your value proposition and vision.
You have to put a value on your logo - not a price, but a value to the worth of it to your business. Ask here, but also scope out the above sites AND several expert branding/graphics folks - and ask them -
- what their process is for defining your logo, understanding your business and vision, and then designing it.
The design work of a logo is not the value - how they get to the design is critical.