Logo Design Basics

Logo Design Basics


“The process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product in the consumers’ mind, mainly through advertising campaigns with a consistent theme. Branding aims to establish a significant and differentiated presence in the market that attracts and retains loyal customers.” Source

In this case theme being what I will refer to as style.


“Recognizable and distinctive graphic design, stylized name, unique symbol, or other device for identifying an organization. It is affixed, included, or printed on all advertising, buildings, communications, literature, products, stationery, and vehicles. Not to be confused with a brand, which identifies a product or family of products”. Source

Logo Design Basics

-Text Logo

Using typography in a unique way to create your identity.

Logo Design Basics, Text Logo Design Example

-Symbol Logo

Using a symbol or image to create your company identity. 

Logo Design Basics, Symbol Logo Design Example

-Mixed Logo

Using a both a symbol and text to create an identity were they can work together or apart.

Logo Design Basics, Mixed Logo Design Example


“Central, recurring idea or message that connects individual ads (comprising an advertising campaign) to produce a cumulative effect far greater than the total effect of the individual, disconnected ads.” Source

Brand Identity

“Characteristics or elements combined and expressed in a particular (often unique) and consistent manner.” Source 
Logo Design Basics, Brand Identity
Ex: Artistic, Unique
 Why Should I Brand My Company?

Written by Chris

I am the Marketing and Brand Manager for Lotus Apps. I have a degree in Industrial & Graphic Design.

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