DesignEvo: Creating Banners & Logos

When you first create a blog, website or even a company, the first thing you start thinking of after the name, si the logo to represent you and your work. There are two ways to go around it:

Either… you hire a professional and spend a ton of money.
OR… you create your own. For free or for a small sum of money.

Being an unpaid blogger who wants her blog to be of as high-quality as possible, I chose the latter, and the website DesignEvo has been really helpful with doing so.

Just a quick heads’ up, this post will consist of screenshots of everything step-by-step and then captions explaining what is happening. So without further ado!…

Sample work + Background information

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Sample #1 – using the ‘Free’ pack of DesignEvo.com
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Sample #2 – using the ‘Free’ pack of DesignEvo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is the homepage of the website. You can either

a) create a logo without signing up for an account
b) sign up for an account, confirm your email and start creating your logos.

I found this to be really good especially if you’re just testing out the website.


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The above are two examples of logo categories:

  1. Popular (first photo)
  2. Lifestyle (second photo).

These categories are super helpful to those who are still exploring potential logos and set templates of their own.


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Above you can find the steps you need to follow. There are three sections for a logo:

  1. Icon
  2. Text
  3. Shapes

These can be divided even further.


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As with many websites nowadays, you have two options to register:

  1. By using the traitional email and password
  2. By connecting with Facebook

For my personal account, I connected with Facebook, but with my blogging account I used an email and password. Both work well in my opinion, but I find passwords hard to remember sometimes.

(REMEMBER GUYS! Do not use the same password for everything! Using the same password makes it easier for hackers to hack your accounts!)


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As you can see above, there are three packages:

  1. Free
  2. Basic
  3. Plus

These prices compared to others I have seen are actually quite reasonable. With the Basic and Plus options, you can turn your logo into a banner, which is quite convenient if you want to create banners as well!


Getting started with your logo!

Here I tackle how the actual logos are created. The featured image of this blog post was designed on DesignEvo using the Plus package, which gives you the option of creating banner-sized logos.

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As an example for an icon, I decided to look up ‘crown’. There are 50+ options for a crown, which is great to accommodate all your tastes! Something I have not seen in many websites is the option of gradient colours, that is, starting with one colour and ending with another.

You can do this with text, icons, background, shapes, vectors… EVERYTHING!


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Text is divided into two:

  1. Company name – larger font
  2. Slogan – smaller font

Then there are two further types

  1. Classic – normal fonts. This category is even further divided. You can have Bold, Modern Sans, Traditional Serif, Handwriting and Funny type fonts
  2. Art – like the ones we used to use in the old school Word Processor (this section gave me major throwback vibes!)

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Other things you can add to your logo are:

  • Badges
  • Decorations
  • Lines
  • Solid/Outlined shapes
  • Banners
  • Symbols (like ™ and ©)

Final Verdict

This website is very easy to use, the packages are at super reasonable prices and I love that you can use gradient colours, which I found as a nice touch to make your logos colourful. The latter I have never seen on any past website I used. I highly recommend this website to design your logo as a startup.

 

 

 

 

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