Haven’t we all heard of the quote – a picture is worth a thousand words? This could not be truer when creating logos for any website, as it is the face of your brand and the first thing your audience sees when they visit any site. However, there are a few steps that you need to get out of the way even before beginning to create that perfect logo.
Ready to learn about it? Let’s go!
Step 1: Know Your Brand Identity
We need to find out how important this step is when it comes to logo designing – and a step that is often overlooked. It is essential to know what your brand identity exactly is. What is its personality, values, and mission? What distinguishes it from other brands in the same line? Answering these questions will help you determine the visual elements that best represent your brand.
It will also determine the mood and the tone of the logo that you would be going forward with – would it be more simplistic? Or abstract? Or a combination? It should all really be in sync with your brand identity. So make sure to have a clear idea regarding this before proceeding further.
Step 2: Choose Your Color Scheme
Thinking of a color scheme is an essential aspect of any logo design. Different colors evoke different emotions and can influence how your audience perceives your brand. For instance, blue conveys trust and reliability, while red is associated with excitement and passion.
When choosing your color scheme, stick to two or three colors that complement each other and reflect your brand’s personality. Avoid using too many colors as they can make your logo look cluttered and unprofessional. Additionally, keeping the colors of the logo in sync with your brand identity will allow you to gain consistency and develop a good visual appeal overall.
Step 3: Select Your Typeface
Your typeface is just as important as your color scheme. The right typeface can help communicate your brand’s personality and make your logo more memorable. When choosing your typeface, consider your brand’s tone and voice. Are you a playful brand or a serious one? Do you want your logo to look traditional or modern?
Choose a typeface that is easy to read and again complements your brand’s personality. Avoid using trendy fonts as they can quickly become outdated. This step of course holds relevance only if you are using fonts in your logo design.
Step 4: Choose Your Logo Style
There are several logo styles to choose from, such as wordmarks, letter marks, pictorial marks, and abstract marks. Wordmarks use typography to create a logo, while letter marks use initials. Pictorial marks use images to represent a brand, while abstract marks use shapes and colors to create a unique logo.
You can also use a combination of these and come up with a unique and aesthetic design! When choosing your logo style, consider what type of logo best represents your brand. For instance, if you have a catchy brand name, a wordmark or lettermark may be the best option. If your brand is all about visual storytelling, a pictorial or abstract mark may be a better fit. You get the idea.
That’s it! Now you are ready to start designing the logo for your brand. Once you have these steps out of the way, it should be a piece of cake.
Keep a lookout for another article on Apostrophy where we tell you all about creating your logo masterpiece and the steps that follow!