If picture is worth a thousand words, a logo could be worth much more. Companies can be closely associated with their logos and use them widely on their products and services.
But logos aren’t just for businesses. People can create logos for personal use.
Whether you’re starting a blog, want a design for an email signature, or are focusing on personal branding, you may want to create a logo for yourself.
Your logo could reflect your profession, interests, hobbies, favorite sports, causes you support or something else personal to you. It can have colors, fonts and icons that express your personality. Make your logo yours.
Although designing logos can be a major expense for companies, most people can’t, or don’t want to, invest significant funds in creating a logo.
DesignEvo is a new website whose sole purpose is to let users design logos for free. The site is filled with free templates to inspire you to create a logo.
I asked DesignEvo how it makes money from the website. Their response, “Currently, DesignEvo is totally free, no hidden fee. We hope it could reach and benefit more people to create free custom logo designs. We don’t make money from it now.”
You can use DesignEvo to create a personal logo or a logo for a wedding. club, event or business. The website is simple to use, it walks you through the process of designing a logo from scratch.
You don’t need to sign up for an account or register, you can just head to the DesignEvo website and begin creating your logo.
DesignEvo makes creating logos fun and easy by providing templates. All you need to do is select one, then add your name and perhaps your personal motto. They have over 3000 templates to choose from, with designs for lifestyle, sports & fitness, non-profit, nature & environment, business & finance and many more.
Plus, you can get more creative by choosing fonts, colors, icons, background colors, and other design elements. Get fancy by adding decorative lines or banners. You can even choose the shape of your logo. It doesn’t have to be just a square or a circle.
You can move images and text from front to back, and vice versa. Tap the layers icon to choose whether an element is moved to the front or back of your logo.
This video demonstrates how to create a personal logo with DesignEvo:
Note that you can’t add your own images. So if you want to add a photo, or an icon from another site, you won’t be able to do that on DesignEvo. But the site has so many different design options that you may not miss being able to add your own images.
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Colors are important and DesignEvo has handy tools to select colors for fonts, icons, backgrounds and shapes. You can choose a background color for your logo or make the background transparent if you want your logo to be a stand-alone shape.
Use a color code to add an exact color or use the color slider to hone in on the color you want.
Add a solid color or select gradient colors using the color slider. With gradient you can have varied colors for your icon.
You can add words to your logo by clicking on the Text option in the menu on the left side. DesignEvo has dozens of choices for fonts and has them arranged in a way that makes it easy to find the best font for your logo.
There are two main categories for fonts: Classic and Art. Within Classic are sub-categories such as Modern (Sans), Traditional (Serif), Handwriting and Funny. There is also a sub-category for Bold, but you can make other fonts bold and/or italicize them within DesignEvo.
Each sub-category has lots of fonts within it. Explore to see which ones are the best fit for your logo.
The Art fonts add a 3D element to the letters. Choose from different artistic fonts based on their style. You can change the color of the font if you don’t like the sample color.
Editing Your Logo
As you explore creative possibilities, you can try different elements without fear, thanks to the handy Undo button. If you don’t like a change you make, just hit Undo and you can go back to the way it was before.
Or you can start from scratch by clicking the Template button and then the Start from Scratch button. Or click Return to go back to the logo you were designing and continue editing.
Preview Your Logo
If you think you’re finished editing your logo, click the Preview button to see what your logo will look like on business cards, letterhead, website, t-shirts, presentations and more.
If you don’t like what you see, you can go back to editing. If you like what you see in the Preview, you’re done and can download the logo to begin using it.
Downloading Your Logo
After you’re satisfied that what you’ve created is a logo worthy of representing you, download it onto your computer to use later. Click the Download button to begin the process.
DesignEvo asks that you share DesignEvo on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google Plus. Alternatively, you can add code to your website or share via email.
By giving DesignEvo a link on social media, you can download the logo for free. There is no other option to pay money, for example, so you either share or you don’t get to download.
Note that what you’re sharing from DesignEvo is a link to their website. You can share your logo on social media if you’d like, but that’s not what is required to download your logo.
My DesignEvo Logo
In writing this article, I designed a logo for The Wonder of Tech. Let me know what you think in the Comments section below.
Have you ever thought about designing a personal logo for yourself? Have you ever designed a logo for a business? Have you tried DesignEvo?
Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!