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4 Tips For Designing an Effective Logo

Your logo is one of the most important aspects of your brand identity. It’s what people will see first when they encounter your business, and it’s what they’ll remember long after they’ve left. As a business owner, you want your logo to be memorable, recognizable, and effective in communicating your brand’s message. But how do you go about designing a logo that achieves all of these goals? In this blog post, we’ve compiled four essential tips for designing an effective logo.

1. Keep it Simple

One of the most important things to remember when designing a logo is to keep it simple. Your logo should be clean, clear, and easy to read at a glance. Remember that your logo will be used in a variety of contexts, including on your website, social media, marketing materials, and signage. Make sure it's easy to recognize in small and large size-format.

2. Consider Your Brand’s Message

Your brand’s message should be reflected in your logo. Think about what you want your customers to associate with your brand, such as reliability, innovation or sustainability. Consider the colours, fonts, and graphic design of your logo, and how they can be used to communicate your brand’s message to your target audience.

3. Be Original

When designing your logo, make sure it’s original and unique. Avoid succumbing to the temptation to copy or use clipart. Take some time to research competing brands in your industry, so you can create something that stands out from the crowd. This is the opportunity to showcase your brand’s uniqueness and creativity through your logo.

4. Test and Refine

Once you've come up with a few ideas for your logo, test your designs on people who are not familiar with your business. Their reaction to each design can provide you with valuable feedback on each one's effectiveness in communicating your brand image. Use the feedback to refine and perfect the design so that it reflects your brand image accurately.

Bonus: Hire a Professional!

After all is said and done, it's important to remember that the right logo can be the calling card for your business. It must be unique, eye-catching and easily recognizable. That's why it's so valuable to hire a graphic designer to help you create just the right logo to represent the company that you've worked so hard on developing. At our company we understand this concept and can provide you with a creative design custom-tailored to your needs. In addition, our experienced professionals can guide you through art direction, photo retouching, typography selection, brand consulting and even website development projects. We want to make sure that every single element of your logo—and broader branding efforts—is well thought out and realized in its full potential. So if you’re serious about making an indelible impression with your logo, look no further. Check out our website to see our work and call us for help on crafting an effective logo today!


Designing a logo that is effective in communicating your brand message is essential for business success. Keep it simple, reflect your brand’s message, be original, and test and refine until you’ve achieved the desired result. With the right approach, you can create a logo that leaves a lasting impression, makes your business stand out from the crowd, and, most importantly, does a fantastic job of representing your brand image. So start designing your logo, and take your business to the next level.



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A Note From the Author

As a business owner, brand strategist, and graphic designer I run in to questions and ideas every day.

As the owner of Norris Design, I started out wanting to solely be a designer, but education changed the way I thought, the way I viewed business and the way I viewed my role in helping other's businesses.  

Graphic design will always be my original love, but as I grew in knowledge, I realized the small view of design for the sake of something beautiful was such a disservice to businesses.

Businesses needed much more than just graphic design.  They needed to see the bigger picture of their businesses from the perspective of a designer.  Once I realized that branding had a huge role in large businesses that see amazing success but very few small businesses even think about branding or brand strategy, I realized that if I could offer a brand strategy view as a consultant rather than just an order taker graphic designer, I could actually move the needle in their businesses.

This is the beginning of where I started to fall in love with business, marketing, branding, brand strategy, consulting and brand building. 

It all started with education after college.

I obsessively read articles, listened to podcasts, watched videos, read books, and took classes.  This was to fulfill this desire to be more involved in the businesses side of design rather than just design alone.

So, this is why I wright. I appreciate other people's perspective and I hope that one day, mine can help someone else.

Kimberly Norris

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