Logo and Brand Identity Design Resources October 2010

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Logo Design Resources October 2010

It’s time for the monthly logo design resource roundup once again. This month’s post has a slightly different format from those previous. I felt that the old ten link format was a little bloated, so this month the list has been reduced to just five links. The links below are what I personally consider “must read”. I hope you find them valuable. 1. Unevolved Brands via Imjustcreative Unevolved Brands is a study of logo and brand simplification, launched by Graham… Read more

Are you designing logos for portfolios or clients?

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lovvve

I was recently having a discussion with another designer who claimed that most talented logo designers are naturally gifted. The gist of his thoughts was that some designers simply had an ‘eye’ for creating brilliant logos. In his words, you either had ‘it’ or you didn’t. To give examples of designers who he thought had ‘it’ I was referred to some logos he had seen on a popular logo design gallery. If a logo design was a competition based on… Read more

Logo Designer Interviews: Steve Zelle

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Logo Designer Interviews: Steve Zelle

Steve Zelle is an award-winning logo and identity designer with over 20 years experience, based in Ottawa, Canada. Apart from being an extremely talented designer, Steve also runs two websites; idApostle – his personal blog and portfolio site, and Processed Identity – a site dedicated to exploring the creative processes of visual identity designers. I highly recommend you take a look at Steve’s sites to check out his outstanding work and read some very interesting articles and discussions on identity… Read more

Logo Designer Interviews: Steve Douglas of The Logo Factory

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Logo Designer Interviews: Steve Douglas

Continuing the popular logo designer interviews series, this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Douglas, creative director at The Logo Factory. Steve has been involved in offering online design services since starting The Logo Factory in 1996. No that isn’t a typo, 1996. If it has happened in the online design space, Steve is likely to have witnessed it. He is a true pioneer. In this interview, Steve discusses how he got started using a free 10 megabyte… Read more

Logo and Brand Identity Design Resources September 2010

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Logo Design Resources September 2010

Its that time again where I like to share a collection of my favourite logo and identity design articles from the past month. As usual, there was no shortage of quality posts in September. Without further adieu. Logo and Identity Design Resources 1. Would your logo fit on the moon? via Echo Enduring Blog 2. How to find the right logo designer via Leighton Hubbell 3. Showing Sketches to Clients via David Airey 4. The designer and the tech guy… Read more

Stop Designing Forgettable Logos

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Simplicity

This guest post was written by Paul Galbraith, a freelance logo designer based in the UK, who works with clients worldwide to produce successful logos, identities and rebrands for all types of businesses. ### With thousands of logos being created each year, it makes it extremely difficult for new ones to be designed that have something distinguishable to make them stand out, whilst staying simple enough to be memorable. This difficulty could well mean you’re producing logos that, although well… Read more

More on Google and Logo Designers

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Google

This brief guest post was written by Perth-based Customer Experience Design and Marketing Consultant, Bernadette Jiwa. The article is in response my previous post on Google and logo design. More food for thought perhaps. _______ Couldn’t you just throw your hands in the air and jump up and down doing a merry dance at the unfairness of how Google ranks logo designers. The good guys (and girls), the really great guys can’t possibly get a look in. Search is flawed, … Read more

Logo and Brand Identity Design Resources August 2010

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Logo Design Resources August 2010

It’s that time of the month again, where I like to give out some “link love” and share some of the best logo and brand identity design resources from around the web. August has been yet another huge month packed with plenty of quality posts. Instead of making this monthly roundup a free-for-all, this month I have restricted the list to just 10 resources. Although this means that some really good articles didn’t make the cut, it also ultimately means… Read more

Logo Designer Interviews: Leighton Hubbell

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Logo Designer Interviews: Leighton Hubbell

I am hugely excited about this post in our Logo Designer Interviews series. This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Southern California-based designer, Leighton Hubbell. Leighton is an exceptionally talented designer whose award-winning design career started more than 20 years ago. His logo, identity, and graphic design work have appeared in no less than two dozen publications. His past client list includes Sheraton Hotels, Nestle USA, Samsung and many more prestigious names. A few days ago when I first … Read more

How To: Fix Adobe InDesign to PDF Character Conversion Problem

I love designing

If you are a graphic designer and frequently convert Adobe Illustrator and InDesign files to PDF’s, you have probably encountered issue with the “i” and “l” characters rendering too thick. If you are using PDF’s for client presentations, this can be a major problem that potentially could compromise the acceptance of an otherwise great design. Here is an example of the problem. If you look closely at the “I” characters you can see that they are slightly bolder than they… Read more

Logo Designer Interviews: Jacob Cass

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Logo Designer Interviews: Jacob Cass

Continuing our series of logo designer interviews, this week I was fortunate enough to interview fellow Aussie designer, blogger and web entrepreneur, Jacob Cass. Most of you may already know Jacob from his highly popular blogs, Just Creative Design and Logo of the Day. Since moving from Australia to the U.S. in January, Jacob has worked for NYC-based new media marketing agency, Carrot Creative, and has recently joined, The Wonder Factory. To stay updated with future posts in this series… Read more

Essential Logo and Identity Design Resources on Twitter

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Twitter

When I first started using Twitter, I had no idea how to find the best logo and identity designers to follow. I knew some of the more well-know identity design bloggers were on Twitter, however there were many other people and resources that took months to discover. The goal of the list below is to become a comprehensive resource of logo and identity design resources on Twitter. It will be updated frequently. The list has been split into three categories.… Read more

Logo and Brand Identity Design Resources July 2010

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Logo Design Resources July 2010

This is a new series on Logobird where I will be posting a hand-selected roundup of the best logo and identity design related articles at the end of each month. July has been an absolutely huge month packed with awesome posts about logo and identity design. Originally, 18 articles were on the short list, however in the interest of keeping it somewhat brief, I cut the list down to what I thought were the 12 very best. The posts are… Read more

Logo Design Love Book Review Plus Giveaway

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Logo Design Love

This is a somewhat belated review of one of my favourite design books published in the last 12 months, Logo Design Love: a guide to creating iconic brand identities, by David Airey. I first purchased my copy of Logo Design Love back in January, however given that I have just read it for a second time I thought this was the perfect opportunity to post a brief review. Giveaway: We are also giving away a brand new copy of Logo… Read more

Developing an Effective Logo Design Brief

Logo Design Brief

This post was written with the client in mind, however may also prove to be a useful resource for other designers. To develop an effective brand identity for your business it is essential that you are proactively involved in the process from the start. A designer can’t possibly hope to design an effective logo without your input, which is why the very first step in a logo design process should always be the development of a detailed design brief. The… Read more

Help Fix the Feedburner Subscriber Count Problem

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Feedburner

If you are a blogger or an avid reader of blogs, you are probably well aware of the ongoing problems with the RSS subscription service, Feedburner. While Feedburner has always had its problems, over the past few months the variations in Feedburner subscriber stats have been so erratic, they can no longer be trusted. I have seen subscriber counts fluctuate 50-70% on any given day. Many other bloggers have also reported on the same issues with huge Feedburner fluctuations. This… Read more

Logo and Brand Identity Design Resources June 2010

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Logo Design Resources June 2010

There are so many articles published every month, it can be really difficult to keep up with the great ones. This post is a monthly roundup of my favourite logo and identity design articles for the month of June 2010. If you find this collection of resources useful please let me know, and I will make it a monthly staple here. I hope you enjoy! Importance of Questionnaires in Logo Design and 7 Fantastic Resources Have you ever wondered how… Read more

The Ultimate Productivity Tip for Logo Designers

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Ultimate Productivity Tip for Logo Designers

Picture this. You sit down in front of your computer in the morning, eager and ready to get some work done. Suddenly, you realise that a couple of hours have passed and you are still on TweetDeck, trawling though Google Reader and checking emails. You wonder to yourself, what on earth happened to the last 3 hours… I am sure that the situation above will sound familiar to many of you. It was a regular problem for me, that was… Read more

5 Awesome Applications for Running an Efficient Graphic Design Business

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Freshbooks

I am frequently asked by other designers (and sometimes clients) what tools I use to run Logobird Designs. Let’s face it, running a graphic design business can be challenging, so if there is an application out there that helps you get things done in a more efficient way, you would be pretty silly not to use it. In this post, I will share with you some of my favourite applications I use to run Logobird in a more efficient way.… Read more

Google Reader and Declaring RSS Bankruptcy

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RSS Feed

Over the past few months my RSS feed reader of choice, Google Reader, has officially gone into meltdown. Well not the application itself, but more so my ability to manage the 412 blog subscriptions that I have “acquired” over time. This is not the first time this has happened either. It was only about 6 months ago that the number of sites I was subscribing to crept up to a whopping 564. Mental chaos ensued, I then slowly peeled that… Read more

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