Design the logo. Save the logo. Start the business.
I remember designing my logo, well redesigning my logo. My first logo, now I look at it and kinda can’t believe I liked it. Ugh. But that was then. It worked then and my current logo works now. Can’t cry over spilled milk right? It was fun and easy for me to make my logo which I made in Adobe Illustrator, a place I call home. But my house and your house may be different. And if you’re ready to have a brand new logo but don’t really wanna pay like $1000.00 or even $100.00 (which I’d advise against unless its like your cousin and you pay the rest of the fee to him in beer and dinner because thats a scary low price otherwise.) So you look around at some inspiration from big company logos like Nike to friends of yours who have their own logo, you crack your knuckles and be like, I got this. Let me help you.
Aight so check it out, you can have a word mark, you can have an icon or you can have both.
Word Mark example:
Not too difficult to duplicate.
Tool of the trade we’ll use, Canva. Among other great things like designing proposals, Canva helps you design your own logos for guess what, FREE! Here is a process used for my fake new business called Paper Stacks.
First, go to Canva. Sign up. And get started.
Search for the photo or illustration you’d like to use for the icon. In this case, since I’m talkin bout these rubber band stacks aka the mula, I searched for money illustrations. There are both free and paid options you can choose. I chose the one for the free.
Change the size and color of your illustration or just the size of your photo. I made my money icon smaller so I have space for the text that I’m going to add next.
Type in the name of your business. You can switch the font, the font color, weight, size and spacing with the options on the top.
After getting that line of text just right, you can add a second row of text if you like or something like your company slogan.
After playing around and getting all text and images all fancy just like you like it you can save your logo in different file types and you’re ready to rock.
Go get yo paper with your new logo!