You don’t need to be a designer yourself but by understanding the fundamentals of good logo design you can know how to evaluate your own logo designs and have confidence working with your logo designer. Here are the four fundamentals of great logo design.
The best company logo design simply and effectively conveys an emotion or idea without trying to say too much at once. Flat shapes, bold lines, and clear type are hallmarks of simple logos that never run the risk of appearing busy or worse, confusing.
Occasionally, innocent enthusiasm leads business owners to want an elaborate logo design in an attempt to convey as much meaning as possible. Not only is this unnecessary, in many cases it’s a distraction. Your logo shouldn’t be a puzzle or poem, it should be an elegant icon to symbolise your organisation’s personality and values.
Whatever size your logo is now, it might one day be as big as a billboard or as small as a postage stamp. Icons and fonts should be balanced and readable at any size and in a variety of contexts. Will your logo still be clear and effective if it appears in a single colour or on a black background instead of a white? The best logo designers consider these factors and plan ahead. A business logo designer will also supply you with a style guide which provides the best way for using your logo on different pieces of content across various channels.
The best logo design centres around a single attribute that is relevant to your prospects and your industry. Does it emphasise power, agility, connectivity or innovation? The message should be relevant and resonant to your audience. A childcare centre would likely choose a logo that is colourful and fun, while a law firm should consider a traditional logo with a confident colour scheme. This may seem obvious, but it’s worth emphasising because it is critical to your brand image.
Relevant also means your logo should be aligned to your business objectives, rather than your personal taste. Avoid unnecessary elements that may be visually pleasing but don’t support your message.
Ultimately a great logo is like a piece of art. Like all great art, it can instantly evoke feelings of joy, gratitude, anticipation or calm. It combines colour, font, layout, and graphic elements into a visual that can communicate in a single glance the passion and integrity behind your business. It takes real artistic talent to arrange these elements for maximum impact and influence. In our experience, this is where logo design most often fails.
The aesthetic elements of the best logo design can be broken into four distinct categories. By evaluating a logo through each of these viewpoints it becomes easier to move the design of a logo into its ideal finished product.
Some of the best logo designs are little more than a business name written in the perfect font. The right font for your logo will clearly articulate your brand identity, with or without additional graphic elements. Well-crafted fonts in themselves are works of art and are often underestimated, but a well-chosen font can bring a brand to life.
Colours play an important role in how people perceive your brand. They can be emotionally and culturally significant depending on factors including region, age, and gender. In most cases what works is to have one or two at most main colours and then have a complementary neutral colour like very light grey, charcoal or beige.
Are all the special elements of the logo in balance? The icon, the text of your business name, and any subtext that is being used all need to be sized and positioned by your logo designer in a way that makes the final product a unified entity.
It is true that a well-executed custom logo design can take a simple icon from effective to exceptional. However, it isn’t always necessary to have an icon and sometimes the most effective icons are very simple.
By breaking down the logo design into its components, both conceptually and visually, it will put you in a confident mindset to create and recognise a logo that is the perfect representation of your business.
Reasons To Choose 111iT
Depth of experience
Since 2016 we have designed over 500 logos. Our designers are all specialised logo designers and have all worked with a huge number and variety of clients giving them a great depth of experience.
Our logo designers are supervised by a Senior Art Director and our Creative Director to ensure quality control and that the logo design standard is of the highest quality!
Our professional approach is not going to cost the earth, our designs are very affordable. Unlike cheap logo design templates or logo maker software, your company’s logo will be 100% custom designed.
We’re routinely described as clever, cool, original, gifted and understanding. We have great designers who live for art and design.
We work with you and design until you love your logo design. We want you to be 100% happy with the result.
We are proud of the praise we receive from clients all over Australia and also at being recommended by them to others.
Trusted logo design
We are one of Australia’s leading business logo design companies. Our reputation has been built on delivering quality logo designs at affordable prices with exceptional service. We have clients Australia wide and a talented, experienced team of in-house logo designers who will work with you to create a great logo that works for your business. We have a good understanding of business concepts and branding imagery to create an impact on corporate identity. With unlimited design revisions, where we design until you are 100% happy, exceptional customer service and all our designers being in the house, it means you can know your logo will be in safe hands.
Next step towards logo
Our logo design process is very simple:
- Step one
First we send you a logo design brief. This is a questionnaire that you fill out, answering questions relating to your business and ideas regarding your logo design.
- Step two
3-7 days after we have received your design brief you will be given initial logo concepts from our design team.
- Step three
From this point you will go back and forth with the designer until you are 100% happy with the logo design and sign off on the artwork.
- Step four
Upon completion you will receive your logo in the form of a professional “logo style guide” which has the logo, colours and fonts in all the formats required for your use.