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Inkscape is a great free vector tool you can use to create real, professional level logo design for real clients. Clients care about results, they need a good logo from a flexible, professional designer. To achieve this, you don't need expensive software. You need to be clever and creative, and I show you how!
In this course I cover the theory and the creative process of logo design from the first client brief through finding ideas and creating sketches, until the presentation of the final design to the client. According to this, half of the course is about logo design theory and process, the other half is about designing logos in Inkscape - with all the practical tips I can give.
Starting the course you also get my logo design book titled Studylogo. It is a 70 pages long e-book about logo design theory. It covers a bit more what is in the course, and gives a great overview about the topic.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
And this task is the only one. A real one! :)
Studylogo - the logo designers book
|Section 2: What makes a great logo?|
Here are the 5 most important qualities!
There are 3 types of logos: iconic, wordmark and the mix of these two!
Simple means easy to understand, easy to remember. This is how you do it.
Being original is the way to stand out of the crowd!
|Section 3: Be creative!|
Clever and creative
|Section 4: The logo design process|
The 5 steps of my creative logo design process
The importance of doing research before design
|A very short lecture about how I usually start my research process.
Sketching is like brainstorming alone. Here are some tips to get all the good ideas before you start to design!
|Section 5: Start to design logos in Inkscape!|
Creating the 1st logo idea in Inkscape
Creating the 2nd logo idea in Inkscape
This logo took a lot of work to make so I made the lesson shorter.
Creating a 3rd idea for the logo in Inkscape
A 4th idea for the same logo in Inkscape
|Section 6: Text and colors|
Colors in logo design
How to add harmonic colors to our logo design
How to pick the matching letter type to your logo?
It has to match the symbol of the logo. Here is how to do that!
|Section 7: Presentation and conclusion|
I will show you how to present your logo ideas in a simple way
I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and design teacher for more than 10 years. I create clever logos and cute illustrations, I like to inspire, share my knowledge and make people think and laugh!
I use Inkscape, an open source graphic design program in most of my design, and I was teaching this to my students too in a college in Budapest.
I am constantly sharing knowledge about design and life as a freelancer. I teach on Udemy since 2014 and work together with some of my friends now, to create better courses together by sharing my online teaching experience
Exploring new ways to create and sharing my knowledge is what I like the most - so don't be afraid to ask, I'm here to teach!.