A logo is a way for a business to convey its identity and purpose. But hiring a designer to create a logo can be an expensive and intimidating process. There are a wide variety of online tools available to create a unique logo without spending a huge amount of money.
Here is a list of resources to help create a logo. There are freelance designer marketplaces to simplify the process, affordable logo design sites with in-house designers, and even do-it-yourself sites for free logos. In addition, there are logo galleries for logo inspiration and to see what works.
Logo Design Sites
99designs. 99designs provides design contests where designers submit competing designs in response to customer design briefs. It has hosted more than 225,000 contests. It also sells ready-to-use logos through its Ready Made logo store. Projects start at $299.
crowdSPRING. crowdSPRING is a marketplace to help people access creative talent and to help creatives find new customers. Start a project with your specifications, and then choose from the designer submissions. Projects start at $269.
Freelancer.com. Freelancer.com is the largest freelancing marketplace. Post a project contest and receive entries, or just post a project. See screenshots of what your freelancer is working on and track the progress. Currently there are nearly 400 active logo projects. Projects start at $5.
MycroBurst. MycroBurst is a community of more than 40,000 graphic and logo designers to compete for your business. Complete your project in only one week. Post a project contest and get at least 30 concepts from freelance designers or your money back. Projects start at $199.
LogoMyWay. LogoMyWay is another site to hold a logo design contest, with over 14,000 registered designers. It guarantees unlimited logo revisions until you are satisfied. Projects start at $200.
BusinessLogo.net. BusinessLogo.net provides in-house designers to design your logo. Select a design package and fill out a brief questionnaire on your business and vision. Initial designs take from three to five business days. The site has a large portfolio of logos by industry category. Price: Starts at $99 for 3 design concepts and 2 revisions.
Logo Design Studio. Logo Design Studio features a 48-hour turnaround time, a dedicated team of designers and a low cost. Click on respective designers to view their portfolios. Packages include unlimited revisions. Price: Starts at $69.97 for 2 design concepts.
LogoMojo. LogoMojo is a division of Deluxe with an in-house design team. Its basic package provides four design concepts, two designers and two design revisions. Initial logo designs are designed and ready for viewing within three to five days. Price: Starts at $195 for 4 design concepts.
Logo Design Team. Logo Design Team has more than 100 in-house team members. In addition to logo creation, it has a logo repair service to transform an existing logo into something current, exciting and effective. The site has a wide range of samples in its large logo gallery. Price: Best Seller package offers 8 designs from 8 designers and unlimited revisions for $149.
Logoworks. Logoworks has designed over 200,000 logos for 45,000 customers in 70 countries. Its designers have an average of 10 years experience designing logos. The site has some nice recent examples in its design gallery. Price: Starts at $299 for 4 design concepts.
LogoMaker. LogoMaker is a do-it-yourself logo creator with more than 10,000 different icons to choose from. Search the images by category or keyword. Customize the image and add text. Create and save up to six different logo designs for free. Price: Logo is free; hi-res download is $49.
Supalogo. Supalogo is a nice and simple logo maker if you need to create a fast font-based logo. Type in your text, customize and download. Price: Free.
LogoLounge. LogoLounge has over 170,000 searchable logos in its database. It was born out of a need for a more efficient way to find reference material for logos.
LogoMoose. LogoMoose is a logo design community showcasing logos from professional graphic designers worldwide. It features over 8,000 logos submitted by designers and community members.
Logo Of The Day. Logo Of The Day is a site that rewards the best professional logos and trademarks throughout the world. All suggested logos are screened by a professional logo designer.
Logospire. Logospire is a logo gallery by Dmitry Fadayev. Logos are voted on by registered users. The best logos are selected by the moderator for the featured directory.
Logoed. Logoed is an inspirational blog on logo design and brand identity. The blog was started in 2001, so it has a comprehensive library of logos to browse.
Logopond. Logopond is another site for logo inspiration. The site was started in 2006 and has over 6,600 in its library. The site also has a forum to find designers.