An official logo enhances a product, a service or a company. Creating it requires creativity and time to avoid ruining the brand and marring your reputation as a designer. Unfortunately, some of the logos that you’ll see here and there are tell-tale signs that they’re designed by an amateur. You may know a lot of things about Photoshop but it’s not enough to create a great logo.
It’d be better if you’d start making sketches. Then, eliminate areas where you think are weak or inappropriate for the brand or company. You may use tablets that let you sketch your ideas on your computer. If you don’t have a tablet, then you may use a sheet of paper and a pencil. No matter what method you choose, you shouldn’t let your creativity be taken over by your computer software.
After sketching different options and you haven’t gotten anything yet to start with, you may use these logo designs for your inspiration. You may copy some of their elements and components but don’t copy everything.
1. Illusion Studio by Adrian Knopik
The design is simply amazing with magical components. It’s an illusion that holds true to the company’s name, which is Illusion Studio. It integrates what the company is all about into the design. Adrian, the designer, has other designs that tackle about illusions. If you want to create something like this logo, then you can follow Adrian through behance.net.
2. Ruff Club
Ruff Club is a social club for dog lovers. The logo represents the laid-back environment of the club. It’s a very simple logo that represents how the club treats dogs and humans. It doesn’t pamper but it treats them with respect and dignity.
3. RawStudio by Goh
Just by looking at it, you can say that it has something to do with filming. This concept and presentation can also be applied to a photography company. The word “raw” is represented through the seedling in the graphic.
4. Green Secure
It’s a template that you can use to create a logo for a company about system, service or security. It’s 100% editable and it’s completely resizable. You may edit this template using Adobe CS3 or later. If you want to use this logo, then make sure that your company or service starts with a letter “S” because such letter is hidden in the circular image that you see.
It’s a clever and a creative way to write the word “aim.” And it’s the only word the designer had in mind when he was designing it from scratch. The background color complements the black and white colors of the text.
6. Bike Easy
The designer did a fantastic job in creating the bike within the word “bike easy.” It’s playful but it’s professionally done. Bike Easy is a non-profit organization that aims to make bike riding easier, safer and more fun. And the mission is represented through the logo itself.
7. IPA by Romain CArrer of New Zealand
This logo is used to present the unique offering of a research laboratory. Or you may apply it on a brand that involves drugs. The DNA-like graphic is ideal for companies or organizations that have something to do with medicine.
You can purchase it through Creative Market. It’s ideal for any type of brand. By downloading the file, you can customize it so you can insert your business name. You can resize everything without compromising the quality.
At first glance, you’ll see a ship. But if you look closer and try to focus on the drawing, then you’ll find that it’s actually a series of waves being drawn to form a ship. It’s a logo made for a surf apparel or clothing line.
10. Swirl Direct
This is great for any type of business that’s going in a particular direction. The designer’s creative way of using the letter “S” is very catchy. Start downloading the source files and use it for your own business.
The words and the graphics are important in any type of logos. By studying this list of logo designs, you can come up with a beautiful logo for your client or your own business. Just make sure that you’ll use the right style to have a dramatic impact when it’ll be shown to your audience.