• 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
  • Portland literature design by James Burton Interview with James Burton: Winner of the Visual Identity of the Year!

    Around this time last year I received an email that announced that I had won a gold award in the International Visual Identity Awards for my logo design work for Bathily. Thanks to that I was kindly invited to be on the jury for the 2015/16 awards. The Q2 2016 awards are now open for […]

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  • Logos designed by women Logos designed by women

    I was recently contacted by Miho Aishima, a very talented graphic designer who specialises in brand identity design, to join her to celebrate the work of women graphic designers to help promote the launch of the exhibition; A+: 100 years of graphic communication by women' at Central Saint Martins in London. In the UK women outnumber [...] Continue Reading
  • 50 expert logo design tips eBook 50 logo design tips from the professionals

    I’m always on the look out for ways I can improve my logo design skills. As every designer works differently, I’ve found it really valuable to speak to and learn from other logo designers, to understand their approach/process, to find out what works for them, and what doesn’t. I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak to […]

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  • Presenting a logo design to clients How to present logo design

    I recently carried out a survey for the Logo Geek twitter community so I could find out what designers biggest struggles are. I discovered from this research that presenting logo designs was the most popular topic that people want to know more about. Because of that I've put this blog post together to explain how I present [...] Continue Reading
  • Logo story books Books that unravel the story behind famous logos

    The very best brand identities typically have a hidden story within it that can be reversed engineered with a bit of thought (I love that ah-ha! moment), and even more interesting for me as a graphic designer is the story and process behind the logo, as well as the history and evolution of the design […]

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  • Twitter logo clock How I used twitter to become an influencer with 65k+ followers

    The year is slowly coming to an end, and although it’s been slightly chaotic, for me it’s been a really big one, mainly because so many exciting things have happened, all in such a short period of time. Here’re a few notable things: I was on the jury for Logo Lounge book 9 (One of […]

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  • Graphic Design Visionaries Book Learn and improve from the greatest graphic designers

    One of the best ways I’ve learned and developed as a graphic designer is to continually benchmark my work against others… to compare my design work with the very best I can find, and continually push to improve. With logo design, I’ve always been drawn to the iconic identity work of design legends such as Paul […]

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