4 Affordable Ways To Design A Logo

4 Affordable Ways To Design A Logo

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AJ Garcia on Unsplash

AJ Garcia on Unsplash

Your logo is the first thing people see when it comes to your business, and just like a book’s cover — you’re judged for it. Graphic design is a difficult skill to pick up in your free time, especially on top of freelancing or starting your own business. But it’s also pretty pricey to hire your own designer. Thankfully, there are several affordable ways to design a custom, professional logo.

1. Logojoy

Logojoy

Logojoy

What You Do:

Enter your business name on the front page of Logojoy and they’ll pick logos to inspire you. Next, pick a color palette, but you’re not picking on color alone — all of the colors are described in terms to help you decide what you want your logo to say. Pick icons that convey the idea behind your brand, then see what logos were created just for you. Once you find a logo you love, you can click to edit the font, icon, brand name, tagline, and more. When it’s perfect, you’ll have the option to buy the exact file you need.

What You Pay:

The most popular option is $65, which gives you a variety of file types, full ownership of the logo, and lifetime phone support with Logojoy. You can add on a social media kit that has your logo perfectly cropped and sized for icons and wallpapers on social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook. You can also order business cards — talk about a one stop shop!

2.LogoGarden

LogoGarden

LogoGarden

What You Do:

LogoGarden offers different ways to design your logo. If you like to get your hands dirty, so to speak, you can design it yourself with the Logo Maker.

If you want a custom logo designed for you, you can sign up for their DreamTeam Design service. Fill out an interest form and within three days, three designers will send you sample logos. Pick which logo you like best, then work with that designer to customize it to be exactly what you want. If you don’t like any of those logos, don’t feel like you’ve thrown your money away — you can request more! Whether you pick one of the first three, or ask for more, you get unlimited revisions on your logo. Take 10% off your order with coupon code WALLSTINS10 (you’re welcome!).

What You Pay:

The logo you made yourself is only $12.50. Designs made by your DreamTeam Design are only $199.99. For added convenience, you can order business cards, stationery, and more merchandise for your business directly from the site.

3. 99designs

99designs

99designs

What You Do:

99designs a fun approach to logo design: a contest! Fill out a quick survey describing what your brand is like and how you want your logo to look. This information is posted online as a contest —designers create a logo they think you’ll love, and throw it into the ring. After seven days, you pick your favorite. You will work personally with that designer to customize your logo, and then ownership and files are all yours.

What You Pay:

The bronze level contest is $299 and will get you around 30 custom logos to choose from. The price you pay is what the designer “wins” if you pick them, so more expensive packages will get you more designs of a higher quality. 99designs offers a 100% money back guarantee. 99designs also offers other design services for reasonable prices, and you can continue to work one-on-one with your winning designer, or find another artist to use.

4. DesignCrowd

DesignCrowd

DesignCrowd

What You Do:

DesignCrowd also uses a contest to create your logo. Fill out a short brief to explain what you want, pick a 3, 5, or 10-day deadline, and post your project. You’ll start getting sample logos within 24 hours. Logo contests get anywhere from 25 to 100 designs submitted, and you get to pick the winner, then work with the artist on revisions until it’s perfect.

What You Pay:

DesignCrowd recommends a budget of at least $150, and takes fees from your posting, but since designers are competing with each other, you’ll get high-quality designs submitted. If you can’t get it exactly right, or don’t get any submissions, you get your money back. DesignCrowd also offers other design services for reasonable prices.

Allison Renner
 


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