Designing a good logo is not easy. It should be simple yet powerful, have clear symbolism, and be easy to read from afar. In addition, it should not look too much like any other logos that are already out there. Luckily, we break down the top 5 things to do before designing your logo.
1. Define your target audience
Your target audience is the set of people that you are designing the logo for. You have to know what they are looking for, what they enjoy, and what they don’t enjoy. Remember that your logo will only reach the people who are in this target audience. If your logo is not what your target audience wants, then what’s the point in designing a logo in the first place?
2. Understand your client’s needs
Use surveys or interviews to understand what is important to them. It’s easy to design a logo without considering their needs, but it really shows when you do not take consideration. A good way to know if your design meets someone’s needs is whether or not it makes sense to them given what they want from your business or organization. If you feel that you would need help with understanding what your client wants, you can always ask what they want from their logo.
3. Research Competitors’ Logos
Make sure that you look at what other companies in the same industry are doing. If they have a well-known brand and their logo is well-liked, then it may be best to avoid making any changes to what they already have going on because it could make things complicated for future marketing strategies.
4. What do your or your client want from the Logo?
This question seems simple enough but sometimes people forget what it is that they wanted from a logo in the first place. This can lead to changing direction and designs multiple times and becoming stressed out about what should and shouldn’t go into the logo. It’s best to know what you want before you start designing so that it saves time if what you design does not meet your vision for what your logo should be. This can also help avoid overworking yourself.
5. Design a concept
Design a rough draft of what the logo may look like based on what you know about your client’s needs and what your target audience is looking for. If what you design does not work for them, then what’s the point in designing another one? This step especially helps designers because it makes their job easier once they start working on designs that will be viewed by others (rather than using their own idea of what could work). Some examples of things to keep in mind include: – Keep it simple – How will it look at both large and small sizes? – Will it be easily recognizable and readable if someone sees only a part of it
5. Design the Logo Yourself
Now you’re ready to get things going. By breaking down these five things into manageable tasks, anyone can make sure their logo design process goes smoothly and productively. If anything seems daunting, feel free to contact us for help!