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7 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING A LOGO DESIGNER

7 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING A LOGO DESIGNER

When it comes to hiring a logo designer for your company you want to make sure you choose the right person. A logo requires time and inspiration. Neither of those should be rushed or neglected. Nevertheless, I am going to discuss seven things to consider before hiring a graphic designer. This will help you prevent time loss and revisions used.

  • Understanding what you want

Like I said earlier logo design takes time and inspiration. If you are trying to hire someone to design something that will represent you and your company. You need to make sure you already know what you want, lots of times companies know they need logos but don’t know what they want.

A good way to help understand what you want is to look at other companies’ logos. Gaining inspiration from other companies and holding on to them for reference. It will help you better explain to your designer what you want.

  • What key things do you want to convey about your business?

Finding things you want to express about your company in a logo can sometimes be hard. Try to not make it so personal, when thinking of ways for your business logo to convey messages. Think about what your company has to offer, and how you want to appeal to someone who needs a service or an item from you.

To better understand what key things you want to convey about your business in the logo. Ask fellow workers or friends about your company. First explain your company, then explain to them what your company can do for them. Finally, ask them for their impressions. Lots of times you can obtain eye-opening information.

  • Drawing it out

If you have something in mind try sketching it out. Even if it comes out looking terrible it can still help your designer better understand what you want.

  • Knowing the different file formats you will need

Having an understanding of what type of file formats you will need is crucial for quality purposes. Some files are used primarily for printing and advertising.

There are formats your designer should deliver to you.

  • Vector format: EPS, PDF or AI (Vector allows for enlarging photos without pixelating)
  • CMYK file
  • Pure black file (designer provides logo in black or white)
  • White knockout file
  • RGB file
  • Generally you will receive them in TIFF (1500×1500 300DPI) JPEG / PNG (800×800 72DPI)

These are files you will need for your website, blog, clothing, advertising, stationary etc…

For more information on file formats click here.

  • Keep it simple

When it comes to logos, for quality and printing purposes you want to make sure you keep it simple. You don’t want too many colors or any kind of gradient in your design, try to aim for 3 colors. You want to appeal to your customers and brand yourself.

  • Different types of logos

There are different types of logos out there, deciding what category you want your logo to be in is helpful for communicating to your designer.

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  • Realizing designers don’t have telepathic powers

Designers are not capable of reading your mind. While that sucks,  you’d probably be glad they couldn’t read whats going on in your head. When it comes to communicating with your designer, it is key to make sure you both stay on the same page. This allows for a more efficient and effective use of time. Also, make sure you are very clear with the designer on your expectations. It is very easy for a designer to get creative and get swept away, so it’s a good idea to clarify exactly what you want from the beginning.

These seven things can help your expiernce with a designer. Here at Such n Such we offer quality services to ensure a better expierence. If you are interested in hiring a logo designer click here. As soon as you contact us you will recieve a call from us discussing our services and better understanding what you want. Once then you will recieve an email that will include a questionnare. This will help us fully understand what you want, the questions may seem weird but they are designed to interpret your view.

Austin Sinclair