Do's and Don'ts When Designing Remarkable Logo


Logo is the central element of any company’s brand to define its recognition. This is the image of of the company’s name, its face, reflection of style and the first impression to most people.

Here are some rules that will help you to create a professional looking Logo that will succeed. Here we go:

Compositions rules:
1) Less colors and fonts

It is not desirable or recommended to use more than 3 colors or 2 fonts. Logo’s need be vivid, clear and distinct.

2) Use the right font

Statistics says that logos of the most prominent companies were made with simple, readable fonts, like Arial, Times New Times New Roman, and Helvetica.

3) Design as simple as possible!

When creating the logo, the image has to be easy to remember and recognizable

4) Avoid highlights, gradients and shadows

All of these are connected to the next rule, but are very important due to the logo composition. Each of these effects distract and are difficult to read.

Structural rules
1) Logo should be easily transferred to different sizes

It should be just as recognizable on an envelope and a billboard. There are a great variety uses for logos, such as websites, mobile applications, mugs or hats, and much more.

2) It is important that your logo translates to black and white

e.g to print an article in the newspaper, or release a notebook with the logo, etc...

Conceptual rules
1) Logo should obey the rule "KISS" (Keep It Simple Stupid)

It should be unforgettable and vivid and stylish and at the same time simple

2) Forget-it-not Logo

Make it unforgettable

Creating a Logo is art and science in one. Here are some examples of great logos:

Ukietech tips on designing logo

And examples of logos today:

Logo design

See also: Responsive Web Design from a Designer's Point of View