Wondering how to create your own logo online? I bought a few logos on Fiverr before I realized that I was throwing my money away. I had access to the same free and low-cost tools that those designers were using! I’ve learned that it’s faster (and cheaper) for me to design my own logos. Here’s everything I know about how to create your own logo online. It’s fast and FREE!
We should note that this system is only effective for simple, minimalist logos. Minimalist logos usually consist of one simple icon or graphic with text. They are not complicated or interlaced.
We created this Skilled Blogging logo online with the same tools we’re about to show you!
How to Create Your Own Logo Online
Are you ready? We’ll show you how to create your own logo online in just three steps.
Step One: Find an image.
Find an image to use in your logo. The image should be simple, relevant to your niche and have a transparent background. It should feature the same colors you want to use on your website.
Although I always recommend Pixabay for free images, it can be difficult to find a truly great logo icon with this website. Some useful keywords to search for include flourish, clip art, icons and vector. I found some really fun ones under flourish and icon but I had to scroll quite a while to find them.
Step Two: Choose a font.
Open the free photo editor at Picmonkey.com. Select “design” and “blank canvas.” I recommend choosing a rectangle shape.
Find the perfect font using the text tool. Picmonkey has some excellent fonts to choose from, although you may need a Premium subscription to use some of them.
When choosing a font for your logo, please remember the followng:
Your text needs to be clear, legible and easy to read on small screens. Most of your visitors will be browsing on mobile, so choosing a very squished font can be detrimental. If you use a handwriting or cursive font, make sure it’s readable without too much effort.
Your text should represent your brand. Childish scrawls are not appropriate for professional brands but may be perfect for a blog about parenting or children. A font like ‘Face Your Fears’ is not consistent with a pregnancy blog but might be perfect for a niche blog about scary Halloween costumes. Remember to choose something that fits your niche and branding.
Use colors that blend into your site. It’s easier to change your site colors than it is to change your logo colors. Choose colors you can live with.
Step Three: Assemble the logo.
Once you’ve found the perfect text, add your logo image as an overlay. Click the little butterfly icon on the sidebar and select “add your own.” Upload the logo image you previously chose.
Experiment with logo layouts. If you need a little layout inspiration, search the Adobe Stock database for logo elements. Analyze how the images and text are combined together to create attractive minimalist logos. You’ll find dozens of potential logo layouts.
Remember that you’ll need a square logo for your Facebook page and a horizontal logo for your website header. Create a dozen variations and ask for opinions from friends and family. Feedback is priceless because sometimes, as creators, we’re biased toward the logos we spent the most time on (even if they aren’t the best).
When you’ve narrowed it down to the best square logo and the best horizontal logo, save them. You’re done!