Getting a good logo is HARD!
There’s no doubt about it, unless you have the right programs and knowledge to make your own logo it is near impossible to make something that doesn’t look like your seven year old niece made it on Paint. So instead let me show you how we got our awesome logo for $22.
While I have some training in programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop I don’t have access to the full program so I did some research and found Fiverr. Fiverr is a website where freelance artists can advertise their services for an extremely reasonable price. As you look through the listings artists show examples of their work to showcase their specific style.
What should you look for?
It’s a good to have some idea of what you would like before looking for someone to make your logo. The artist is going to want to know what you are looking for, what colors you want in there, how much detail you want or if you want it to be very simple, they will design a logo for you if you don’t know what you want but have a few ideas but I didn’t go that route so I can’t testify to that service.
Make sure you choose an artist who offers UNLIMITED REVISIONS. I almost chose one who offered 3 revisions thinking, “how many times could I really have an issue with it?”. Well quite a few times apparently. I had her do five revisions and I wasn’t truly in love with it until the very end. But oh, do I love it now!
For our purposes we really only needed the source file and the vector file, but some offer social media kits as well as other advanced options, but for a usually higher price. So you should look carefully and choose what is best for you. You can add on extras later at an additional fee with most artists.
I LOVE our logo!
So now I will show you how ours came along with the artist. I knew I wanted a round logo, I also knew I wanted a Golden Retriever in the center, a carrot on one side and a strawberry plant on the other (read more about our logo and how we chose our name HERE). I also knew I wanted our name, Dog Hill Farm, in the center with our location Barnet, Vermont on the bottom. With the information passed on to the artist I waited 2 days for our first draft!
I will admit, I had some huge hopes for this logo and I was bummed I was going to have to wait for another revision to get closer to a finished product (yes, I’m so impatient).
I told the artist I would like more detail in the golden retriever, I wanted to have our location in the circle, as well as all around larger items in the logo. What I got was great!
But I still had more to ask for. I loveeeeed the Golden Retriever at this point but now the carrot and strawberries looked a bit silly so I asked her to add more detail to the carrot, move the EST. 2018 back together, and make the dogs tail a bit bigger. And she delivered!
And now we were making some serious progress! BTW, at this point revisions were taking her about a day, pretty reasonable I think! Then we went through a few more small revisions to include the strawberries and the dogs tail. Finally we got an awesome product we could stand behind!
So, hopefully this helps you in the development of your logo, it was incredibly inexpensive, high quality, and it was really nice to work with a real person who turned my vision into a professional looking logo for the homestead!
Check out the artist we used here!