Logos. Branding. It’s something that eludes a lot of people. Why on earth would you spend that much money on a little logo that probably took someone 2 minutes to do? 

I get it. Not everyone is a logo designer running on coffee and 2 hours of sleep. When a designer sees a logo that makes no sense, it could cause real health problems. But to everyone else, it might just be another graphic.

Right? But no, I disagree. And it’s not just because design is the reason I live and breathe. It’s because a logo that is done well and professionally will take your business to new levels. 

So here’s a quick list of free logo makers that you can give a try.

Best Available Free Logo Design Services of 2019

1. Hatchful

Hatchful website

Hatchful is one of the easiest free logo makers online currently. First, you get to choose your business space, which is the industry that your company fits into. Once you’ve selected that, you get to choose your visual style. Then you add your business name and slogan (optional).

Next, you can select the logo that fits your needs best, and edit it as much as your heart desires. You can play around with the font, color, icon, and layout until you’re happy with the result.

Once you’ve found one that hits the spot, you can adjust the font, palette, icon and layout until everything’s just right, and then download your logo in all the forms you’re likely to need.

2. Canva

Canva website

You may know Canva as a social media tool, but it can also be used to create a logo. Canva has a drag and drop interface, which is great for those who have no design expertise. It’s a simple process to create your logo with over 100 templates to choose from.

You enter the name of your company to get started, and answer a few simple questions to customize your logo search. You’ll be asked about the industry, and to pick your style from a wide variety of different style templates (based on the industry that you picked).

The best part is the logo will be high resolution at no extra charge. Yet another great free logo creator that doesn’t require any design experience.

There are plenty of free elements to play with; if you need more choice you can pay to use a larger selection of premium elements. Once you’re done, you can download your finished logo as a PNG or print-ready PDF for free.

3. Tailor Brands

Tailor brands website

Tailor Brands’ logo maker is one of the easiest to use. You can create a text-based logo, choose from a huge icon library, or even upload your own images (on the paid plans). The text, fonts, and colors are all customisable.

The logo maker is 100% free to try. You can design multiple options, but you have to pay if there is a design that you like.

3. UCraft

UCraft website

For a more hands-on approach, UCraft’s Logo Maker gives you just enough tools to create your own logo from scratch in short order. It’s basically a bare-bones vector editor that gives you a big selection of icons to play with and supplement with text, shapes and colour until you achieve the look you’re after.

Create a logo using a wide variety of icons, shapes, and text. With this easy-to-use logo creator, you can design and export your logo in less than 10 minutes. They require you to make an account in order to download the logo, but that’s a small price to pay for a free sexy logo. Once created, you get a transparent PNG high-resolution file for free.

4. LogoMakr

Logo Makr website

A slightly more sophisticated option comes in the form of LogoMakr. It offers the same basic tools as Ucraft, but with a friendlier front end and a few more options and fonts to use. When you arrive at LogoMakr, you’ll find a helpful video that shows you exactly how to use their free tool. Their interface is also drag and drop. 

This online logo creator is very easy to use, although a bit limited compared to the tools above as far as customization goes. The low resolution option is free to download, but they do charge for the high resolution file.

5. DesignEvo

Design Evo website

Whether you want to build a logo from scratch or work from a ready-made template, DesignEvo‘s Free Logo Maker can help you out. It has a searchable selection of over 6000 templates to choose from, enabling you to quickly find a good starting point for your logo.

If you prefer to do it yourself you can start with a blank layout and build a logo using symbols, shapes and fonts. When you’re done you download a free low-resolution logo.

You Get What You Pay For…

It makes absolute sense that if you have a brand new business, or even just a small business that is still growing, you don’t necessarily want to be spending money on “art”. Why pay someone to do a quick doodle of your company name when you can do it yourself for free, right?

Good point. And as a designer myself, I will always be biased towards professionally done work over free work done online. But more on that here: Why Graphic Design is Useless (Revealed!)

However, I really do care about what your logo looks like – even if it’s just for the sake of designers that will be walking past it on signage boards.

So here’s a quick few reasons why you really should consider getting your logo professionally designed.

1. The design will likely not be very good.

This is not a hit on your personal creative ability. It just means that the artwork will likely be unoriginal, especially if it’s based off of a standard template. It is also worth noting that designers are professionals who know about industry best practice. Do you know the difference between raster and vector format? 

If doctors were treated like designers.

2. You may end up wasting your time.

This by far is the most important takeaway. You’re designing something yourself, which means you’ll be biased towards it and most likely take that much longer to get to a final version you like. Not to mention, if the logo isn’t done right, it’ll cost you heaps of time in the future with back and forth with the printers or website developers.

3. Only limited features are available to you.

You may have noticed in the above list that a lot of the websites only offer limited features, or end up asking you to pay if you happen to like what you created. It’s very disheartening. 

Luckily, when you pay the flat rate (R750 excl VAT per logo) at Printulu, your wish is our command. You will be advised on industry best practices, but as long as it’s within our capabilities, we will do it for you.

P.S. – If you want to spend on a logo but want to get creative yourself, check out LogoGenie – a logo maker that has great offers adapted to your needs.

So Let’s Talk About Moola.

In the year 2000, British Petroleum, known today as BP, replaced the strong logo that they had used for over 70 years with the current “Helios” logo, which cost a total of $211,000,000!  

The old BP logo VS the new BP logo

It’s crazy to realise what people pay for logos, especially when they’re pretty simply designed. When you think about it, it makes a ton of sense that people are trying to get logos done for free. But the other side of the coin with free designs is that they may end up costing you more in the long term.

That’s why Printulu is here to offer you a middle ground. We charge R750 excluding VAT per logo design, which includes 3 drafts/revisions – similar to having any other product designed by us. Our pricing is competitive and our design process is super efficient. Check out more on this here: Our Game-Changing Design Process: And How To Use It

Our design services come with no strings attached. Once you’ve payed for the design, you are entitled to the high resolution, vector format logo with no strings attached. As simple as that!

Ask us for a quote on your logo now – simply drop us an email at [email protected] or give us a call at 010 593 0558.

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