Want to know how to get a logo for free? These are the top platforms that allow you to get a logo for free (or almost free).
Logo design is one of the most important (if not the most important) visual assets a company can have. The cost of logo creation ranges from about $25 to thousands of dollars, in the case of well-known corporate logos designed by big design agencies.
There are many reasons why you shouldn’t design your own logo. A poor design could harm your brand recognition and end up costing you a lot of money down the road (e.g. if you need to create different logo versions for different purposes or in rebranding).
However, there are some cases in which a DIY approach using an online logo maker might pay off. Consider a free logo if:
- You have some basic knowledge of graphic design
- You have a simple and clear concept that’s easy to execute
- You want to launch your business as soon as possible (and have the resources to rebrand if needed down the road).
If you find yourself in one of these situations, these are the best places to create a perfect logo for your small business.
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Website builder logo generators
There are a few website builders that have their own custom logo-making tools. This is a great option in case you also want to host the website on the said service since in many cases the logo design tool will come free in the mix
We have a whole article explaining how to use the Wix logo creator as well as a full pricing breakdown. The thing to remember about this option is that while it’s free to create a logo, you do need to pay for commercial usage rights, high-resolution files and specific file types like website, business card, or social media versions (but it’s just a one-time fee of $20 or $50).
However, you get to use the logo maker for free in case you also use Wix for hosting your website or online shop.
2. Hatchful (Shopify)
Shopify and Wix each come with their own set of benefits, however, when it comes to ecommerce, Shopify is by far the superior solution. Just like Wix, it has its own logo-making software called Hatchful, which might be a great option if you use Shopify to create an online store.
Hatchful and Wix logo work quite similar in that you’re given options to choose from based on the answers you give to the set questions. Hatchful logos are also fully customizable.
The big difference between them is that Hatchful is completely free to use, meaning you’ll get all the high-resolution files, social media logos and commercial use completely free! That said, when it comes to the quality of designs, Wix probably beats Shopify.
The third popular website builder which allows you to make your own logo is Squarespace. Although it’s completely free, Squarespace’s logo maker has very limited options.
Basically, the only thing you can do is create a logo with your business name and a simple vector icon. And you can only use one graphic element for the logo.
If you want to create a very minimalistic logo this might be a good simple option for you, but for anything a little more custom Squarespace doesn’t provide a very useful solution.
Perhaps slightly less well known than the previous three website builders, Ucraft is another online tool that allows you to create and host your own website.
Its free logo maker is fun to use, although those without a design background can find it difficult to create the perfect logo with this tool. Instead of editable logo templates, with Ucraft it’s up to you to put different design elements together and make the logo look cohesive and professional.
Logo making sites
If you’re all set for website building, then good places to look for free logos are websites that specialize in logo design. Some require a moderate fee and others are completely free. We’re looking at just a few options with the best design features.
Looka is one of the most well-known logo-making platforms. It allows you to create and customize your logo for free, however, you will have to purchase the commercial usage rights and any assets you need to use.
Looka has three pricing options: $20, $65 or $80 for logo only (each option gives you different file formats and further customization options). Or you can create a purchase a complete brand kit that costs $4.99 or $7.99 per month based on your needs. The best thing about this option is that you retain full ownership of your logo even after your subscription ends, so it’s a pretty sweet deal for those who want to make sure their logo can’t be copied.
When it comes to design and customization, Looka scores quite high. After you’ve answered questions about your businesses and selected styles that you like, you’ll get a vast range of options to choose from.
The one thing that makes Logomakr stand out from the rest is definitely the quality of icons. Apart from the simple vectors, Logomakr has some truly stunning and detailed graphics, so it’s a good option for a business that wants a more visually striking logo.
Logomark is different from some of the previously mentioned logo generators since it requires you to start the design from scratch. So it’s a good option if you have at least a basic understanding of graphic design.
Logomakr only allows you to download a file for free in small resolution; for high-quality files, you will need to pay a fee of $19.
If you’ve even considered making any DIY, then probably the first place you tried was Canva. This design tool is known for its gorgeous templates and a simple, beginner-friendly design process. It’s often used by non-designers for creating things like social media graphics, and even print designs like business cards or
Well, unsurprisingly Canva offers this option too. With Canva’s easy templates, you can get started by selecting the type of logo you want to design (e.g. badge logo, computer logo, fashion logo, or even animated logo!). Canva offers plenty of interesting and nice logo templates, however, remember to customize any design you pick. The ready-made ones are free to anyone on the web and it’s quite possible that someone from your industry will be tempted to grab the same one.
Since you cannot trademark a logo created in Canva (Canva retains all the rights to individual design elements), you should make sure that your logo at least looks different.
Tailor Brands is another super simple logo generator with plenty of nice options. You can create a logo in no time, entering a business name and selecting the type of logo (graphic, wordmark or initials) which is pretty useful to narrow down your options.
Tailor Brands scores high for design and especially interesting geometric designs, perhaps particularly fitting for the tech industry. What’s specific about this tool is that it’s not really ideal for creating a logo only. Instead, Tailor Brands offers comprehensive pricing options that will allow you to create an entire brand kit. For the price of $5 per month billed annually (their mid-range plan), you get a lot of useful branding assets and full ownership of your logo. But, if you just wanted a simple, free logo design then this might not be the most cost-effective option.
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Why you shouldn’t get a free logo
As you can see getting a free professional logo isn’t all that complicated or even impossible. However, there’s a reason why some of the most famous logos (even if strikingly simple) cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to create.
No matter how well designed, free logo makers are still unable to match human creativity, meaning that the end result is something that will probably look a bit uninspiring.
Places like Upwork and Fiverr have a plethora of talented logo designers who can help you create something truly unique and custom without breaking the bank. However, if you want to build a successful brand from scratch, and get a professional design service you can depend on, you should give ManyPixels a try!
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