How to Design a Logo - a Beginners Course
What you'll learn
- A step by step course to learn how to design logos
- Computer, A full or free trial version of Adobe illustrator for the latter part of the course (no prior knowledge required)
Creating logos isn't easy, especially when working with particular clients. And with so many designers out there, differentiating yourself can be difficult.
Knowing how to effectively map out your ideas will be the foundation on which you can craft extraordinary logos and bring something fresh to the table that clients can't refuse. This is how you make clients happy, draw attention to your work, build your client base, and potentially earn more money.
Learn How to Design an Eye-Catching and Effective Logo Every Time.
- Generating and Sketching Design Ideas Quickly
- Fonts and Text Positioning
- Color and Format Options
- Using Adobe Illustrator for Creation of Logos
- Submitting Design Ideas and Working with Clients
Make Every Client Happy by Designing a Great Logo
The most difficult part of working as a designer is being able to generate a logo that a client will be happy with. The key is knowing how to understand a client's expectations, and using the right tools to draft ideas quickly. As a designer, you should also know how to properly position text, and how to choose the right colors and fonts that will represent a business in the best and most accurate way.
Contents and Overview
This course, containing over 42 lectures and 2.5 hours of content, provides step-by-step instructions on logo design. No logo design experience is required; however, you should have a full or free trial version of Adobe Illustrator, even though you don't need prior knowledge working in this program.
You'll receive a 61-page eBook on how to design logos, as well as information on how to receive a logo design brief from a client. Then you'll learn how to collect reference materials and imagery to sketch out ideas.
Upon completion of this course, you'll understand mind mapping and mood boards, which help you brainstorm logos. You'll know how to create unique symbols, add elements to a word, use geometric shapes and initials, and position text properly.
Students will nail the basics of Illustrator, know where to find free fonts, and create logos in color, black and white, and in different formats. You'll also receive tips on sending ideas to clients, making changes and finalizing a logo, and pricing your work. All of these skills will make you a more valuable designer or allow you to use your creativity to make your own logos.
Who this course is for:
- People wanting to learn how to design a logo in order to - sell it as a service or to design their own logos
I am a freelance graphic designer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. This consists of working for 10 years full time for design agencies, to becoming director of a small design agency and then finally freelancing for the last 13 years.
My work consists of mainly design for print including - logos/corporate identity, packaging design, brochures and posters and exhibition design. I have also blogged for several years on the subject of graphic design and more recently on idea generation and creativity.
I have created a course to go step by step through the process of logo design, which includes showing a briefing taking place on Skype through to how to generate ideas to the final logo. It also includes advice on quoting for design.