• The lack of context in design communities The Lack of Context in Design Communities

    In June 2017 I made the decision to start a Logo Design Facebook group called the Logo Geek Community. I thought it would be a great way for designers who listen to the podcast (which was released at about the same time) to discuss the show, to chat logo design and to get feedback on their […]

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  • 14 Tips I Wish I Knew About Graphic Design When Starting Out 14 Tips I Wish I Knew About Graphic Design When Starting Out

    The following is a guest blog post contributed by Lexie Lu of Design Roast.   One of the best things about the modern age is that you can truly forge your own path as a creative. If you’re a writer, you can simply write. And if you’re an artist, you can sketch or create. So many […]

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  • Where to Find High Quality Logo Design Clients

    Are you a talented logo designer who’s confident about what you create, but you’re failing to attract new clients? Do you ever start to doubt your skills and wonder “maybe I’m just not good enough”?… Chances are, you don’t lack the talent or skills, but that your work is simply not being found by your […]

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  • How Neuro Design Can Enhance Logo Design How Neuro Design Can Make You a Better Logo Designer

    This is a guest blog from Del Mauricio, a multi-media designer and founder of Aesthetic Philosophies – a graphic design consultancy and blog.   For decades, logo designers have relied on a set of design principles and intuition to create successful logos. Most designers through years of experience and practice know what works. Yet, they may […]

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  • A Hardware Upgrade: BenQ 32 inch 4k Monitor

    I’ve been working freelance (part time) now for just over a year, and throughout most of that time I’ve been using a fairly old 23 inch iMac. It did the job, but I knew I needed to upgrade as it was slowing me down… and, whilst previously I was happy to wait, suddenly that time […]

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  • The 6 Biggest Mistakes Logo Designers Make The 6 biggest mistakes logo designers make

    The following is a guest blog post by Alice Jackson from Designhill.   The importance of a logo cannot be understated. It is the graphical representation of a company’s identity and this small symbol is so powerful that it can make or mar your company’s reputation. No matter how amazing your services are, how unique your […]

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  • How do you know when it’s time to rebrand? How do you know when it’s time to rebrand?

    This is a guest blog post kindly contributed by Robert Katai of Bannersnack, the online banner maker.   Whether we are talking about a small company or a big corporation, the brand and the corporate identity are the two most important things. They are dependent on each other and they make the connection between the customers […]

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  • Purpose of logo design What’s the purpose of logos and why do they matter?

    Logo designs are everywhere. I look around me now, and I can easily count up at least 10 different logos without much effort… they are scattered around us everywhere we go, are embedded in our culture and way of life. They influence our decisions, communicate and represent a company’s values, and are often full of […]

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  • Gestalt Theory in Logo Design Gestalt Theory in Logo Design

    As part of my plan for 2017 to roll out more frequent content, I’m also pulling in guest posts from the Logo Geek community to share graphic design insights and wisdom that I can learn from too. This is a superb guest blog post from Evan Brown, who is a Marketing Manager and Blogger over […]

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  • Logo design tools The tools needed to be a logo designer

    Want to design logos? If so, there’s are a number of tools you’ll need before you can get started. Thankfully, almost every home has the tools already available, meaning you’ll be able to start designing logos right away without needing to spend a penny. Here’s a run down of the tools I use as a logo designer:   Pencils […]

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  • logos in space Logos in Space

    We are in a new space age. Entrepreneurs, government spinoffs, advocacy groups, scientists, engineers and companies are competing and collaborating with each other to get humans into space on a scale and for reasons vastly different from that of the 1960s, when America and Russia were pretty much the only players, each alternately one-upping each […]

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  • Creating Mood Boards with Pinterest Using Mood Boards when designing a brand identity

    Here today I don't use Mood Boards as part of my usual logo design process. I have however, seen other designers use them successfully, and it's made me curious... am I missing a trick? As always I like connecting with other designers who have been successful with different tools and approaches. This time, I reached [...] Continue Reading
  • Logo Design: How much should I charge? How much should I charge for a logo?

    Since putting more energy into my freelance logo design business by going freelance I’ve thought long and hard about making my business better; how can I be more productive, efficient and profitable. Part of this thinking has included reviewing my logo design prices… am I charging enough? Here today, I keep it simple for myself […]

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  • Photoshop Creative Branding Feature I’m in Photoshop Creative (Issue 144) Branding Feature!

    Some exciting news!! I've been featured in this months issue of Photoshop Creative (issue 144) in the advanced feature Branding in Photoshop, where they aim to uncover the secrets behind branding projects and the role Photoshop plays in the design industry. A few weeks ago I was contacted by one of the magazine editors to [...] Continue Reading
  • Optical corrections every logo designer should know Optical corrections every logo designer should know about

    I started my design career working in print design (brochures, leaflets etc), where I applied grid systems to my designs, and it made the work look super professional. When I started designing logos I applied similar rules to my work and found it brought the same level of uniformity I had hoped. But there was [...] Continue Reading
  • crowd sourced design Crowd-Sourced Logos are a Bad Idea: Here’s Why

    Everywhere you look these days, there’s some kind of competition being run that’s geared towards creatives. If it’s not a contest to score the music for a short film, then it’s a company looking for the perfect illustration for their new product. More often than not, the businesses putting on these contests and competitions are […]

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  • Freelance design journey begins. My journey into freelance life begins today

    I'm doing something big and scary... stepping into the unknown... I have no idea how this will go. From May 2016 onwards Logo Geek will no longer just be a side venture. On Thursdays and Fridays I will be working as a freelance graphic designer so I can focus on growing Logo Geek, and my [...] Continue Reading
  • Book of Ideas by Radim Malinic Being inspired by graphic designer Radim Malinic

    I recently got chatting to Radim Malinic, a fellow freelance graphic designer based in South West London who works under the name 'Brand Nu'. Radim is one of the most talented all round designers I know, so I was excited when he mentioned he’s been working on a book titled Book of ideas - a journal of creative [...] Continue Reading
  • Newsbeat Branding in Motion Motion in branding

    A few months back I got chatting to Andy Lawrence, a graphic designer based in London who specialises in branding (including branding with motion) and broadcast design. His motion skills together with his branding skills help to bring visual identities alive. He’s now taken the leap to full-time freelance, so able to offer his skills to companies and designers […]

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  • Social media icons on a smart phone How social media is transforming logo design

    Almost everyone has a smartphone, and almost all of us use Social Media. It’s transformed how we communicate and consume content on a daily basis. This change is having a direct impact on how designers are approaching logo design, and in this blog, I want to talk through a few of the developments I’ve noticed. [...] Continue Reading