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Some places to create a logo yourself that you can really be proud to use

Last week I was talking about an easy way to create yourself a “logo” just by using lettering in a particular interesting/unique/stylish/elegant/classy/handwritten/minimal font.  This is a really good way to create a basic visual identity if you’re not planning to go the whole route of getting a logo designed by a proper graphic designer – which of course, is the ideal solution, but when starting out, not everyone has those resources available.

This week I’m going to show you some places you can go online to make yourself a logo.  But one that doesn’t look like a cheap option and that you can be really proud to use.

1. Hipster Logo Generator

If you want an on-trend “badge”-style logo, the place to go is Hipster Logo Generator.  Here you can get yourself a logo of the style shown below within just a few clicks:

Examples of the types of logos you can generate with http://hipsterlogogenerator.com.

Examples of the types of logos you can generate with http://hipsterlogogenerator.com.

Hint – for the top of your website, the regular logo position, you’ll probably want to download your logo with a transparent background, which you do as shown in the screenshot below.  A version of your logo with a background will usually be more suitable for a clickable badge that you can put in a sidebar, rather than at the top of your website.

How to create a transparent version of your logo on http://hipsterlogogenerator.com.

How to create a transparent version of your logo on http://hipsterlogogenerator.com.

2. WithOomph

For something with a look that is perhaps more classic, WithOomph is a good place to get a modern-looking, cleanly designed logo.  The service isn’t free, even just for a logo you can use on your website, but the designs are very nice looking and you get to see how your new logo would look printed on a variety of different products – inspiring!

https://withoomph.com lets you create a beautiful, modern logo you can use everywhere.

https://withoomph.com lets you create a beautiful, modern logo you can use everywhere.

3. Squarespace Logo Maker

The third place I’m going to suggest, the Squarespace logo maker, is not a generator so much as a tool which you use yourself to make your logo with just three elements: business name, tagline (optional) and icon. It’s tied in with Google Fonts and a huge database of icons and you can create a logo in seconds, which is downloadable for just $10.  Of course using a tool like this completely lacks the nuances of a logo that’s designed by a real person, but it can give you a really amazing result that looks modern and slick and is usable immediately on your website and any printed products you want to make.  A very far cry from the old-fashioned generators I used to see people using a couple of years ago that produced results you really wouldn’t be proud of.

The Squarespace logo maker creates clean and modern results in just seconds.

The Squarespace logo maker creates clean and modern results in just seconds.

Of course these are just three of many online resources you can use to create yourself a logo, but I – obviously – only wanted to include places you could go to to get really good, modern results.  If you know any really great, top-quality, modern-looking online logo makers, do please leave a comment below at the bottom of the page.

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