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Hello, my name is Peter, i'm a founder and freelance graphic designer at Sparrow Creative™ studio based in Ipswich, Suffolk.

I have been a freelance graphic designer and Brand identity expert for over 10 years, with

BA - Graphic & Brand Design, also a multiply certifications gained from Adobe, Google and London School of Design & Marketing.

The outcome reached is a unique point of difference to your brand, combining creative flair and expertise with marketing, advertising and branding awareness. The result is engaging, thought-provoking and effective design with a unique twist, providing an original solution for your brand or product.

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FIVE Logo Principles!

In this great article, we’ll get down to the nitty gritty of what makes an effective logo design and we’ll also guide you through the principles and best practices of how to create an iconic brand identity for your business.


So, let’s begin…

First comes First…


What Is A Logo?


To understand what a business logo is, we first must understand what the main purpose of logos is. The design process must aim to make the logo immediately recognisable, remembered, inspiring trust, admiration, loyalty and an implied superiority. The logo is one aspect of a company’s commercial brand or economic entity, and its shapes, colours, fonts, and images usually are strikingly different from other logos in the same market niche. Logo is what and who you are.


Logo is a flag, a signature, an escutcheon, a street sign. A logo does not sell (directly), it identifies. A logo is rarely a description of a business. A logo derives meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolises, not the other way around. A logo is less important than the product it signifies; what it represents is more important than what it looks like. The subject matter of a logo can be almost anything.”




So, What Makes A Good Logo?


A good logo is a state of art, a distinctive, appropriate, practical, graphic and simple in form, and it conveys the owner’s intended message. A concept or meaning is usually behind an effective logo, and it communicates the intended message. A logo should be able to be printed at any size and, in most cases, be effective without colour. A bespoke logo essentially boils down to two things: great concept and great execution.

Logo Design Process.


Some wonder what’s so difficult about creating a good logo. They’re small, they look easy to do, so no problem, right? When you only see the result of a designer’s efforts, the logo creation can look like it was a simple task. But it’s not. A logo takes thought and creativity, and many elements combine to make a good one. When creating a logo, follow a process that ensures the final design meets the needs of the clients. Below, we have listed the typical process that professional logo designers follow. With practice, you will no doubt develop your own.


Design brief.

Conduct a questionnaire or interview with the client to get the design brief.


Research.

Conduct research on the industry itself, its history and competitors. Problem-solve first, design later.


Reference.

Conduct research on logo designs that have been successful and on current styles and trends that may relate to the design brief. Follow trends not for their own sake but rather to be aware of them: longevity in logo design is key.


Sketching and conceptualising.

Develop the logo design concepts around the brief and your research. This is the single most important part of the design process. Get creative and be inspired.


Revisions and positioning.

Whether you position yourself as a contractor (i.e. getting instructions from the client) or build a long-lasting relationship (i.e. guiding the client to the best solution), revise and improve the logo as required. Present only your best logo designs to your client. PDF format usually works best. You may also wish to show the logo in context, which will help the client more clearly visualise the brand identity. Preparing a high-quality presentation is the single most effective way to get your clients to approve your designs.

Canned presentations have the ring of emptiness. The meaningful presentation is custom designed—for a particular purpose, for a particular person. How to present a new idea is, perhaps, one of the designer’s most difficult tasks. This how is not only a design problem, it also pleads for something novel. Everything a designer does involves a presentation of some kind—not only how to explain (present) a particular design to an interested listener (client, reader, spectator), but how the design may explain itself in the marketplace…


Here at Sparrow Creative™, we believe in 5 types of business logo design principles:


1. Simple

2. Memorable

3. Appropriate

4. Resizable

5. Timeless


Which makes us SMART !