HOW TO AVOID THE LONG DESIGN PROCESS AND STILL GET A GREAT LOGO!

Well it’s crunch time, you are starting a business and have lay down the foundation but found yourself with very little time for the visual representation side of the business but need something such as a logo to visually represent your business. As we all know first impressions are important and any successful business needs good design to convey the message to their audience. Now finding or designing a visual representation that conveys what your business is, what your services or products are and how you do business is delicate process. The logo design process should not be rushed, should not be thrown together and their should be plenty of time as well as thought put into the end result. However, if you have reach crunch time and just don’t have a lot of time to invest or want to avoid the long design process (which I don’t suggest) there are ways of still getting a well design logo that visually expresses the very message you seek to convey to your audience and customers.

Get A Well Design Logo But Avoid The Design Process!

If you happen to find yourself with very little time to devote to the design process and looking for a way to jump straight to a perfectly design logo that fits your business just right I would suggest checking out some of the pre-design logo websites or asking a design you may know if they have any unused logo design that they believe would work well to represent your business.

Logo Design WebsitesThere are plenty of Pre-design Logo Website on the internet such as Brand Crowd, Logo Ground, Stock Logos, Logos My Way, Design Hill and many many more. Now for logo designers who have unused logo design like I do that need a good home this is a great way to give them a purpose but this post is intended for those who are on a truncated timetable and in seek of a well design logo.

Now as a designer I have used Brand Crowd, Logo Ground, Stock Logos and Logos My Way. A designer must upload their logos, wait for a panel to look over their design and approve it for sale. The approval process looks for uniqueness and overall design quality. There are several categories on each site, plenty of good designs to choose from and the opportunity to work directly with the designer to tweak the logo design to fit your business. You can download the logo and work on tweaking it yourself if you have a little design knowledge but I suggest taking advantage of any logo designers who are willing to revise the design.

PRE-DESIGNED LOGO GUIDELINES

When looking for Pre-Designed logos I have some suggestion, guidelines if you will, that I think you should keep in mind when searching for the right design and weeding out designs that will do more harm to your brand then good. Now I know time is of the essence but I believe there still needs to be some structure to the process and before you just choose a design because you are fond of its appeal, you should make sure it is an effective fit for your business.

GET TO KNOW THE DESIGNER AND THE DESIGN

You should get to know the designer you are purchasing from and the design you are thinking of purchasing. What is the designer’s background? Ask them to see a portfolio? Give them a brief of your business, what it is and what your services are? Then ask them to explain why the logo you are thinking of purchase would fit your business and product. Let them know your intended audience and what messages you would like to convey? If the designer can provide an explanation that makes you confident the design will successfully convey your business message then, by all means, this is the right design for you.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF REVISIONS

If the designer is offering revisions take advantage of this, don’t just purchase the design and go about revising yourself. Revisions give you the opportunity to tweak the logo to your liking and get the right color scheme that will better convey your business’ message to your audience. Do keep in mind the designer is educated, has a certain amount of experience in taking a message and converting it to a visual design so don’t get to caught up in what is appealing to you because that just might properly get your business message to your audience.

Final Thoughts

If you’re limited on time and need to bypass the long design process then purchasing a pre-designed logo is an option.There are some really well-designed logos out there without a home and just might get lost amongst all the really bad design. If you have decided your time is short and you think that hiring a designer to design a visual representation of your business will take more time then you have, choosing the right pre-design logo could save time. My only suggestion is before making a final decision on a final design or making a purchase make sure you and the design selling the logo have both agreed it properly represents or convey your business’ message or you will find it does more harm than good.

Have any question about pursuing a pre-designed logo or logo design in general please don’t hesitate to ask below in the comments and also remember if you have a limited budget I do offer free logo design which just might be what your looking for and also check out the store for pre-designed logos!

 

January 21, 2018 Salvatore Jenkins Jr. Uncategorized 12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. MrAbramburica

    January 31, 2018

    Seems easier than I thought plus the process requires very little time(for me it took 15 when I bought one).I will check out some free logos or artworks for myself at a later date but I think you provided the best sites for these.However one question: why do we need to know the designer?That seems too much work just for a logo,right?
    Anyway great in-depth explanation of the process.
    Hope you post again soon!

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      February 1, 2018

      Even though you might be looking to bypass the logo design process and purchase a pre-designed logo you still want to make sure you are choosing the right visual representation for your website or business. Knowing the designer a little can help determine where there skill set is and you can then trust that they can guide you in making the right choice. 

      Just a suggestion of mine but you can choose to purchase a logo from a designer you aren’t familiar with if you trust the design conveys the message you are trying to get across to your audience!

  2. Sukumar Thingom

    February 1, 2018

    Good article. I have always wanted a minimalistic design and now I think I know what I should be doing. And since I don’t have the time to go for the long design process, I just might have to go for a pre-designed logo for my business. I just might need to contact you soon 🙂

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      February 4, 2018

      I pre-designed logo might just be what your looking for if your on a limited time schedule, you my contact me via the email link or the social media of your choice by clicking the provided links in the contact link below! Look forward to hearing from you!

  3. Marques Pizarro

    February 16, 2018

    As a young entrepreneur, and owner of a business, I realize that I need to make a better logo. As my business is growing and growing over time, I need a professional logo. I love the idea of finding a designer for my logo, as well as looking and interviewing their portfolio. How much do they usually charge? Lastly, I like how you mentioned the logo is for the audience, not for the owner. Thank you so much, and I will comeback for more help and knowledge!

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      February 17, 2018

      Thank you, I’m glad you found the post informative… For me price is normally determined by project, we go through an introduction where I find out who you are, a little background on the business and your services. After that we determine what you need and discuss a price. I am also working on gathering some pre-designed logos that need a good home and posting them on the site. We can find my contact information on the contact page!

  4. sheikave

    February 27, 2018

    I can greatly relate this to me. I was always trying to make a logo from scratch. In truth, it was a real pain. I always find others logos better than mine.

    Then after visiting a website that has logo template I was amazed. Everything became so simple. You just need to adjust to your need.

    But if you do have money you can ask the designer what kind of business you are in and I do bet they already worked with a client in the same field. So they will have a lot of unused templates that you will like.

    The best thing is that you can adjust until you feel satisfied. One important thing is that your logo represents your business so it is better you get the message spread out.

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      March 2, 2018

      First impression are important and the first thing the community, consumer, your client will see is your logo! Your words are a great addition to the Post, thank you!

  5. Ephraim Gerstein

    March 6, 2018

    Is there a typical price range to license pre-existing logos? Are there consultants one can hire to assist in selecting the logo, even if one does not want to go through a lengthy design process? Perhaps a way to cut the process a little bit shorter but still involve some expertise?

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      March 7, 2018

      Pre-design logo prices vary depending on the designer… I do suggest getting to know the logo designer a little bit, their background and maybe get a feel for what type of designer they are. Most Pre-designed websites such as brandcrowd.com allow you to contact the design, this is how you can express what your looking for, explain to the designer what your services are, your audience, the message you want to convey and see if they can explain why they think their logo is a good fit!

      Thanks for the comment, any other question feel free to ask!

  6. Daniel Jackson

    March 8, 2018

    Great article on logos. I never knew all that information, but now I do. Way it is going I will be needing a logo soon. Now thanks to you I will know what to do and how to do it. Great job on all the research and information you posted. Thanks a ton for making it easier for me.

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      March 10, 2018

      I glad you found the information beneficial and if you need any help or advice choosing the right logo don’t hesitate to ask!

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