Logo Design Resources

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Design Software

Adobe Illustrator – Industry standard, monthly subscription
Adobe Photoshop – Industry standard, monthly subscription
Sketch App for Mac – Does not support CMYK, annual subscription
Affinity Designer – Free software for designers
Corel Draw – Perpetual license or subscription

Education

Main educational resources

Skill Share – A learning platform with online classes taught by the world’s best practitioners, annual subscription
Lynda learning – Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry experts
Logo Coro – Masterclass: Learn Logo Design
Creative Live – Art, design and branding
Udemy – Lessons on Branding

Other educational resources

Photoshop tutorials – 101 Fave Photoshop Tutorials
Photoshop tutorials – Top 10 Best Photoshop Tutorials
Ustmo – Pixel perfect precision
Understanding Composition – by Andrew Price
Understanding Colours – by Andrew Price
GoodUI – The 75 GoodUI ideas

Blog, News & Inspiration

Logo Design Love – On logos and brand identity design
Logo Designer – is dedicated to corporate and brand identity work
Logo Lounge – logo inspiration
The Logo Smith – logo & graphic design blog
Just Creative – just creative blog
Logo Gallery – logo inspiration
Logo Moose – logo design community

Branding & Identity Mockups

Pixeden
Design Cuts
Freepik
Graphic Burger
Freebiesbug
Pixel Buddha
PSDDD
Free Mockups

Fonts

Font Font – The world’s largest library of original contemporary typefaces
Font Squirrel – Quality freeware licensed fonts for commercial work
What the font – A tool helping you identify fonts
t26
House Industries
Emigre fonts
Type kit – A tool helping you identify fonts
Lineto
Grilli Type
Design Cuts
By People
Google fonts
Lost Type

Useful tools for designers

Colour scheme

Colour Hunter
Color Explorer
Paletton
Copaso
Color Hunt
Coolors
Pictaculous – Generates a colour scheme from an uploaded picture
Colorzilla

Design Awards & Competitions

Logo wave – Recognises and rewards your logos to positively impact your design career.
IVIA – International Visual Identity Awards
Transform – The only global magazine for rebranding and brand development
HOW Logo Design Awards
Best Brand Awards

Inspiration

Instagram

@logoinspirations – The largest logo curation profile on Instagram
@logonew – An inspiring range of logos showing everything from logo process, to grids and real-life application
@logoawesome – Showing only the best of the best from the logo design world
@logo.inspire – Featuring inspiring logos
@logoromm – A first-rate source of creative inspiration and beautiful logos
@logolearn – Selected logo design process inspiration
@logoplace – More than 450k followers, with each post ranging from 2k-6k likes
@logofavs – A logo curation account run by the king of gradients, Jeroen van Eerden
@logos.ai – No clichés going on here
@logoinspiration – A great portfolio to check on a daily basis

Other

Logo Lounge

Influencers to follow

From the design world

Logo Geek – Ian Paget interviewing successful graphic designers and entrepreneurs
Aaron James Draplin – Great lessons on Skillshare
George Bokhua – Great lessons on Skillshare
Matt Vergotis – Great lessons on Skillshare
The Futur – The Futur is an education platform where creative professionals can learn business principles.
Ran Segall – A designer creating a great vlog on youtube

Outside the design world

Benjamin P. Hardy – A top writer in Business, Entrepreneurship, Life, Life Lessons, Productivity
Paul Jarvis – Helps people build better (not bigger) businesses

Useful tools

Toggl.com – Time tracker
Gridzzly – Create print-ready grids