Custom Logo Design

With over a decade of professional design experience, I have come to believe logos should be clean, simple, timeless and memorable. This means staying away from current logo design trends and fads. Trends fade quickly, your logo shouldn't. I have an extensive portfolio full of award-winning work, and a long list of satisfied clients and testimonials submitted by them.

What's Included?

  • Ownership of Rights
  • 1981 gives all rights to the final logo to the client. I do however, reserve the right to showcase your logo in my portfolio or other marketing materials as I see fit.
  • Vector Format
  • Images in come in two formats, bitmap and vector. Explaining the difference can be very complicated but I'll try to keep it short and easy. A bitmap image is pixel-based, meaning the image is created of different colored dots placed in relation to other colored dots or pixels. They look their best at a specific resolution or size. If you try to make a bitmap image larger than it is, it will pixelate and become distorted. This means that if you have a bitmap image for your logo thats a certain size, you will only be able to use it in that size or sometimes smaller. This is very limiting. A vector image is totally different. Vector graphics use geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygon(s), which are all based on mathematical equations, to represent images in computer graphics. Because of this, it doesn't matter how the graphics are re-sized, the math re-creates the exact image before the change with no distortion.
  • Logo Style Guide
  • PDF document outlining the colors (hex, rgb, cmyk), fonts and symbols used in the logo. The style guide also typically provides guidelines to follow when using your logo across different mediums.
  • Lifetime File Storage
  • 1981 will store a copy of your final package for life. If you ever lose your copy, just shoot me an email and I'll send you a direct download link to a new copy within 24 hours.
  • CD Copy of Package
  • I will provide the client with a CD or DVD containing all of the files in the final logo package. (Upon Request)
  • Award Site Entry
  • The design community is a large one, but also very close. 1981 will submit your final logo to all of the top Logo Design galleries across the web. If your logo is accepted for an award, I will send you an email with a link on where it can be found. Typically, if a logo is awarded by one site, it will be picked up by others. This is a great source of advertising for your new brand not only because a lot of people will see your logo, but everywhere your logo is seen, there will be a link to your website. These small perks go a long way in increasing your traffic rank within search engines.

    Logo Design Process

    With everyting, there is a process. 1981 has streamlined the logo design process to make it as effortless for the client as possible. This doesn't mean that you won't be involved, it just means that the process has been simplified to minimize the asmount of work done by the client. Simply complete the Logo Design Questionniare, review your initial concepts, receive your final package via secure email download link.

    Step 1: Portfolio Review

    Before deciding on a person or company to create your new brand identity, it's best to review portfolios to find a designer who's work matches the style or feel you would like to present. If you want a very clean, rounded modern feel, you wouldn't want to hire someone who's portfolio only consists of formal, classic lawfirm logos. Our portfolio is located here. If you haven't taken a look yet, I would suggest you do.

    It's also a good idea to read past client testimonials. Because some designers "create" their testimonials out of thin air, you should look for testimonials which include the persons name, and a link to their website. This is the best way to insure that you are reading legit testimonials.

    Step 2: Fill Out Project Brief

    In order for me to provide you with a high-quality logo that meets your needs and best represents your brand, I need some information about your likes, dislikes, competition, and industry. The Logo Design Questionniare isn't too long, but it helps if you (the client) provide as much information as possible, including website links where applicapble. You also have the ablility to upload any sketches, pictures or files that may be relevant to the project. You should receive your quote within 24 hours of submission. To move forward with your project, a 50% deposit is required, along with the final 50% due upon approval of final logo design. Assuming you have decided to move forward with your project, now all you have to do is wait for your initial concepts.

    Step 3: Review Initial Concepts

    Some time has gone by and you have received your initial concepts. Now is the time to choose which one you want to move forward with. When you look over your concepts think about what you like and don't like. It's also good to ask for other peoples input here too, as an objective opinion is always a good thing. When you decide upon a concept, just reply to the email that contained your concepts with your choice and what you would like to see changed. This process will happen two or three times depending on your package.

    Step 4: Receive Final Logo Package

    After we have finished the revision process I will send you an email containing a link to where you can download your final package. No matter what package you ordered, your final files will be industry standard vector files and should be useable by any print or graphic shop. Additional file types available upon request.

    Click here to start your project.