How to Design a Logo - a Beginners Course

Learn how to design a logo from client brief to finished design.

How to Design a Logo - a Beginners Course

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How to Design a Logo - a Beginners Course

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Design

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.

Course Details

Introduction
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An introduction to the logo design course
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<p style=""><a href="javascript:void(0)" target="_blank" class="external-link" rel="nofollow noreferrer" style="">www.nobulldesignschool.com/udemy</a><span id="pastemarkerend29954" style="">&nbsp;</span></p>
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Bonus
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61 Page Ebook - How to Design a Logo
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<p style="">A 61 page downloadable pdf ebook with warm up exercises and sample logo design project.</p>
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Getting a Logo Design Brief
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The logo design briefing with the client
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<p style="">The PDF files to go with this can also be found in this section</p> <p style=""><a href="http://www.udemy.com/lectures/sample-logo-design-questionnaire-103291" target="_blank" class="external-link" rel="nofollow noreferrer" style="">The sample design brief pdf</a><br style=""> <a href="http://www.udemy.com/lectures/notes-logo-design-brief-summary-103292" target="_blank" class="external-link" rel="nofollow noreferrer" style="">A summary of the lives design brief</a><br style=""> </p>
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Notes: Logo design brief summary
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Sample logo design questionnaire
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Reference Material, Moodboards and Mind Mapping
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Collecting Together Reference Material
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Notes: How to take a Screenshot on Mac or PC
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Mac Screenshot Take a Mac Screenshot by using command, shift and the number 4 - this will let you select an area to screen shot You can also use a free application called Skitch www.skitch.com for creating screenshots PC Screenshot On a PC take a screenshot by using the &quot;Print Screen&quot; ( PrtScn) key&hellip;
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Collecting imagery and creating moodboards
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Mind Mapping to generate ideas
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<p style="">On the request of a couple of students who were struggling with mind mapping I have put a couple of extra videos&nbsp; on my blog. You can find them at <a href="http://nobulldesignschool.com/how-to-mind-map-to-generate-logo-design-ideas/" target="_blank" class="external-link" rel="nofollow noreferrer" style="">http://nobulldesignschool.com</a> </p>
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Sketching out Ideas
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Introduction to sketching out ideas
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Adding elements to a word
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How to create a symbol (practice exercise)
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Creating a symbol
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Common logo text positioning
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Using a company's initials
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Using the first letter of a company name
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Using geometric shapes
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Sketching recap and choosing the best ideas
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All about Fonts and Typography
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Introduction to fonts
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Finding free fonts for commercial use
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Adobe Illustrator Basics
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Adobe Illustrator Basics
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Working up Logos in Illustrator in Black and White
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Working up logos in Illustrator in black and white part 1
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Working up logos in Illustrator in black and white part 2
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Working up logos in Illustrator in black and white part 3
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All the black and white logos
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Working up the Logos in Colour
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Colour types
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Colouring up the logos
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All the colour logos
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Sending the Logos Designs to the Client
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Sending logos to the client
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Client feedback
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Notes: Logo design feedback from the client
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Amends and Finalising the Logo Designs
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Amends and finalising
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Creating different logo formats for the client
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Quoting, Invoicing and Admin
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Quoting on a logo design project
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<p style="">Please also see the PDF files which includes an example of a logo design quote and further information to help you.<br style=""> </p>
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Sample Logo Design Quote and What to Charge
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Sample Logo Design Invoice
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Thank you and more
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Thank you and more
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<p style=""><a href="javascript:void(0)" style="" target="_blank" class="external-link" rel="nofollow noreferrer"> www.nobulldesignschool.com/udemy</a></p>
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Downloads and Sample Briefs
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Logo type positioning (Arial)
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<p style="">One of the students requested the logo positioning file. You will find it here saved down to Illustrator CS3 which will hopefully be accessible to most people. I have changed the font to Arial as most people will have it on their system. This is only a very rough guide, you will want to vary type sizes and size of the icon depending on the logo you are creating.<br style=""></p>
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Sample ficticious logo design brief for an App Company
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<p style="">A sample ficticious logo design brief for an App Creation Company for practice<br style=""></p>
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A sample ficticious logo design brief for a pet food company
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A sample ficticious logo design brief for an App Creation Company for practice
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Extra Videos on Getting Ideas (based on student questions)
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A couple of extra videos can be found on the No Bull Design School blog which answer student questions on mind mapping and getting ideas: Creativity Technique for Generating Logo Design Ideas This video shows how you can use the random word technique to generate additional ideas How to Mind Map to G&hellip;
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Reviews of How to Design a Logo - a Beginners Course

  1. Posted by Michael Mundell| March 22, 2016

    I think course is very well planned and structured considering this is not a lengthy college course, and an excellent primer for on-going study. Everybody will learn something from this. Well worth the 5 stars.

  2. Posted by Sylvia Hodnett| March 21, 2016

    Thecourseisprobablygood.Iamnewtoitandfindthatthespeakeristoofastforme.Theexamplesarealsotoofastforabeginner.(Cantgetspacesbetweenwords)

  3. Posted by S Hamza Ali| March 15, 2016

    Good course. I was expecting a bit more time spent on conceptual part.

  4. Posted by Barbara Joas| March 14, 2016

    Great course! Simple and straight-forward instructions. I loved the Skype brief sessions with an actual client and I thoroughly enjoyed the sketching exercises. I learned so much! The documents are also very helpful tools. Thank you!

  5. Posted by James Bate| March 01, 2016

    This was a great course aimed at the beginner. I took the course to see what ideas I could come up with for my own logo design but not knowing what I wanted and not because I wanted to be a designer. The step by step process of logo design was really helpful for me. Let's see what I can do ;-)

  6. Posted by David Bixler| February 29, 2016

    Excellent and practical. Great guidance through the actual process of creating the ideas that lead to a finished logo. So many other classes I've taken have turned out to be tutorials about InDesign, this class was about the steps, methods, and processes of creating a logo from start to finish. Highly recommended if you want to know what to do to generate an original idea for a unique logo.

  7. Posted by Becky Torbett| February 25, 2016

    The client interview was very helpful. Looking forward to the PDF information, too. That looks like it has some very valuable information. It has been extremely helpful to see the instructor take us step by step through her thought process and creative work.

  8. Posted by Renee Williams| February 23, 2016

    With no other training, it gave me enough to do a logo for myself.

  9. Posted by Allyson Shields| February 23, 2016

    Really interesting to be able to witness the whole Skype chat and having a list of what questions that you should ask.

  10. Posted by Oziel Perez| February 22, 2016

    I loved that the instructor took us through the whole process of building a logo, from the client briefing, to brainstorming and mind mapping, sketching, creating symbols, all the way to the presentation of the various logo designs to the client and getting feedback. For those looking for a course on the principles of design, this isn't for you, this is more about the process of going about creating a logo with the design skills you should know already. Great stuff

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