In today’s world, the more the number of followers, likes, and comments you get on your social media accounts the more the validation of your success as a business, brand, and even as a person. Everyone is out to get that validation, some more successful than others. Leading to ‘a fake till you make it’ among the unsuccessful ones who resort to buying followers, likes, and comments.
No doubt, social media has become crowded and noisy, and breaking ground for newbies and startups can be a backbreaking and bank-breaking task. You can tweet every ten minutes, send out Facebook posts every 20 minutes, put up a gram every half an hour, but all you get is dead silence with cricket sounds as your only solace.
Branding Yourself to Stand Out
The need to stand out has never been greater than in this digital age when it is so easy to become a copycat. You need to own your digital assets (website, blogs, social media accounts, etc.) by branding them, and one way to do that is to put your logo on it.
In this article we are going to share with you some easy to use, Do It Yourself (DIY) tools that can help small businesses and people working on a tight budget create a professional logo. These tools give your logo the flare and glamour, which if you play around enough, the product you get will match that of a professional designer. The logo can be ranked right up there with artwork created by a seasoned graphics designer on bespoke software like Corel or Photoshop and the likes.
Canva has over the years proven itself to be a stellar logo designer for ‘dummies.’ Most would agree it takes minimum technical skills to pull off a professionally looking logo design on Canva. This tool runs entirely online and on your browser, so you don’t have to install anything on your computer.
On Canva, you get more than just logo design. It has tools for tweaking pictures, banners, cards, invites, posters, and much more. The tool gives you free templates and base layouts from which you can play around and come up with a design customized to your liking.
The Canva online editor allows you to make changes in real-time. By simply dragging and dropping, you can add or remove various design elements. The drag and drop feature is what makes Canva user-friendly to people without graphical editing skills. As they can come up with a logo or highly polished artwork quickly and it will be of high quality.
From the on-start, DesignHill – Logo Maker gives you thousands of beautifully crafted logo templates. You can then simply tweak the template and customize it to portray your unique message for your audience.
If you are a student or a startup creating any digital asset (website, Facebook Page, WhatsApp Group, Blog, etc.) hiring the services of a professional graphic designer might be out of your budget.
Logo Garden is a DIY tool where you can create unique themed logo customized to the message you are trying to put across to your audience. Stats has it that the platform is used by millions of entrepreneurs looking to create a logo on a budget.
Logotype Maker works a little differently from the rest of the tools featured herein. You only get to type in the text and allow it to generate a logo for you. The designs are random but still good enough, especially if you are looking for something affordable yet presentable.
This tool is ideal for a busy person who just wants a logo and does not have the time to start playing around with the editors. Just simply type the name of the logo, allow the system to generate one, if you don’t like the first one, click again, and again until you find something you like.
With some time in your hands, even the very novice user can create a professional-looking logo on Logaster. The final artwork can be downloaded in whichever resolution you desire. Although you will have to part with just $9, which is still affordable given the quality of artwork you will get.
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