Introducing Express Delivery for Logo and Stationary Design

We are glad to introduce express delivery for our logo design and stationary design packages. With express delivery, our clients would be able to receive logo drafts of their order within 24 business hours instead of 2-3 business days.

Pricing for the express delivery is mentioned in the table below. Price specified is only for the express delivery excluding the respective logo and stationary design package’s price.

Package Delivery Time Express Delivery Price
Startup (Logo Design) 24 Business Hours +$25 USD
Small (Logo Design) 24 Business Hours +$40 USD
Plus (Logo Design) 24 Business Hours +$65 USD
Startup (Stationary + Logo) 24 Business Hours +$40 USD
Small (Stationary + Logo) 24 Business Hours +$60 USD
Plus (Stationary + Logo) 24 Business Hours +$85 USD

It’s important to note that if an express delivery order is placed on a weekday except Friday then it’ll be delivered the very next day however if the order is placed on Friday or Saturday or Sunday then the files will be delivered on Monday since express option promises delivery in 24 business hours.

Similarly, if there is a holiday next day then files will be delivered the day after or after the holidays are over. If needed, you can confirm about the holidays by contacting us before placing the order. Orders received without express delivery will be delivered as per their regular timelines.

We also plan to add express delivery option to our other services, e.g. website design services, banner ads design services and poster design services, in near future but if you are interested in express delivery for these or even any other service offered by us then please contact us so we can work something out if possible.

Update on Logo Design Plans

Effective 20th February 2016, we have made some changes in our logo design and stationary plans as per the details shown below.

As per the new plan, startup package includes 2 logo design concepts, small package 4 concepts and plus package includes 8 logo design concepts. All the plans include unlimited revisions as earlier. If you ordered on or before 19th February 2016 then old plan would be applicable to your order. All orders received on or after 20th February 2016 would be processed as per the new plan details.

Decision to reduce the number of concepts in logo design plans has been taken as a result of increased cost of operations. On the brighter side, it would help us further improve the quality of our designs and reduce delivery times. There have been no changes in the pricing.

We are rolling out this change on an experimental basis for now. Depending on your feedback and other factors, we might either roll back the changes or continue as per new plan.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

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14 Work Habits of Professional Logo Designers!

A logo is an element of identity. A simple apple is associated with a multinational organization like Apple Inc. and a small tick mark is the logo of a big brand like Nike – a small logo is the factor that brings to mind an entire brand.

There are graphic designers who design all kinds of things for clients, and then there are designers who make logos. The reason why logo designers are a different and unique class is that logos are much more than just mere designs – they bring a lot of information to the world. A logo is what comes to mind when a person thinks of the company behind it, and vice versa. Thus logos are a very important part of the marketing industry, and the people who are behind such an important creation need to be very careful while doing their job – a logo is most likely going to be with a company for its lifetime, so it better be good.

So what makes one logo designer better than his counterparts? What are the qualities and habits that lead to a designer being great at his work? Here is an insight into the fifteen most popular habits and ways of work of professional logo designers.

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1 Learn everything about the company!

The first and foremost thing that you need to do to become a successful logo designer is to know your client inside out – and we mean each and every detail, no matter how small or trivial. It is only by being aware of this that you can actually be in tune with what they want, and how you can successfully reflect the company’s values, mission and vision in the logo. This often forms the most crucial part of the logo, as the final product has to be a delicate balance of all things for which the company stands.

2 Who is the audience?

Knowing your audience includes analyzing who will be seeing your logo – is it going to be an international audience or a local one, is it going to be targeted towards a specific age group or is it going to be general, and similar things. Since the audience is a key component of the logo branding and selling process, it is imperative to know your audience, or you will have a logo that does not serve any purpose at all.

3 Keep all your work!

Although this might seem a bit silly to some, saving all your work, including drafts and sketches you have moved beyond, is a good move. Many times, you may discard really good designs simply because the client does not care for them. But you just never know when your sketches might come in handy. You could look into your old versions of the logo for improvements and inspiration, and work on from there. Whatever the reason, it does not hurt to save your old work.

4 Time Management

This is a crucial aspect where many designers fail – and not due to lack of trying. Time management is not something many people are good at, and this is a skill that logo designers, in particular, need to perfect. The nature of the business is such that whenever the client needs some work done at short notice, the designer needs to be able to step up and deliver, no questions asked. This not only builds up the reputation of the designer, but can also bring in potential customers.

5 Simplicity is the key

Believe us or not, the most famous logos are the ones that have been kept simple. Sure, when you are just beginning out and have managed to get a client, the only thought that’s going to be in your mind is that you need to please your client. In this over-eagerness, you can end up making a really complicated logo that not only needs complex decoding skills to understand, but is also too loud or garish for many to look at. This will end up dissatisfying the client; so try to keep your logo as simple as you possibly can, while not compromising on any of the other factors or the client’s expectations and vision, of course.

6 Do not get distracted – ever

Another crucial aspect of being a successful logo designer is not getting distracted. Often, it has been observed that when designers are quietly and efficiently working on their logos, the client seems to have a change of mind and all of a sudden, has a completely new idea. Now, he wants the designer to implement the same. While the designer has to keep what the client wants in mind, the point to remember here is that since the designer has already begun work, he/she can actually give suggestions on how the old scheme will work and make more sense, instead of simply getting distracted by the client’s new ideas. After all, as a designer, you will understand the effectiveness of a logo best while a client can be influenced by factors that may result in a logo that is not so effective or meaningful in the long run.

7 Prototype Testing

When you are done with the initial draft, try to test the logo on a small group of people – these might be from the company, or your family or friends, or just random strangers. Whoever the people may be, you need to make sure to take feedback from each and every one of them. The most important part of testing is getting feedback, and depending on the type of response you get, and specific feedback, you can decide your next course of action. This gives you an assurance that the logo will work in the larger market and you will not end up with all your hard work going to waste because the target audience did not like the logo. Testing, therefore, is very important.

8 Make sure the letters are clear and legible

The problem with some really good-looking logos is that the text on them is really illegible, and the average person who looks at the logo, sees a different word each time. This can prove to be a bad mistake, as what makes the entire logo work for the company and brand is the simplicity of the text, and the ease of readability. It is thus very important to make sure that the letters, numbers, or symbols that are used in the logo are very clear, legible, and if possible, large enough in size to create the best impression.

9 Remember that you are working with your client, not for them

A logo design process is an intricate one that is built on a professional relationship between the designer and the client company. Some people put self respect aside in the hurry to please their clients, but this should not be the case. You are not working for them, but working with them. This needs to be remembered and valued at the same time. Sometimes the client may make obscene demands that just can’t be met. In such occasions, the designer needs to stand up for himself and be as polite as he can while suggesting how some changes are not for the better or how you cannot be rushed any more than you are already working. After all, the designer is the expert and that is the reason he is called in. A client’s desires need to be met, but not at the cost of quality.

10 Be Different

You must be willing to refuse to go along with any enticement to mimic. Keep reminding yourself that you may fail, but there is always scope for you to give it another try. Be well informed, look around, imbibe, and have a firm and calm mind set while you go about your work. Do not let yourself be flooded with too much so that you do not know how to move ahead. Before you proceed, make sure that you research about similar companies in the same line and what their logo is and its significance. This will ensure that originality and inspiration can hit the highest point.

11 Remain Updated

Top achievers make it a point to read. Reading keeps you informed. Make sure you read about the culture of different countries, what is acceptable and unacceptable in certain nations, how the mindsets of the people of different nations vary and also about companies and what they do. This will ensure that you design your logos lucratively, without hurting the sentiments of your audience. Additionally, you will also ensure that the client does not face any problem on account of a logo that is not acceptable in any culture of the global market to which your client caters. Reading also helps you to keep yourself updated with the latest trends in the market that will help you in the process of designing a logo.

12 Learning to Handle Criticism

Successful logo designers must be able to handle criticism. If somebody says that your work is not up to the mark, it does not mean the end of the world. It simply means that there is so much more you can do with the logo in order to make it effective. Different clients have different requirements and they may act and react differently in similar situations. So if you want to be a successful designer you must learn to take all criticism in good spirits and be motivated to learn from the criticism and to do your best.

13 Choosing your font and colors

Choose your fonts and colors with a calm mind. Do not be carried away when you find eye-catching fonts online. You must always keep in mind what the client requires and the positioning of the brand –who is the target audience, what kind of product it is, and other such concerns. One must choose the typeface that is most appropriate to the client’s business. When choosing colors for the logo, consider the various media on which the logo is to be used, including both dark and light backgrounds. The logo must work on any background. For example, the logo of Google Plus is clear on both light and dark backgrounds. A logo designer always ensures that this basic requirements is met.  Compare, contrast, and choose the best.

14 Be passionate

Being passionate will make one love the job he is doing and also take him to greater heights by nurturing his imagination. Procrastination, or being kept out of the loop, can upset the client. A successful logo designer must never get weary to recreate any work that he has already done. Being passionate about your job will hone your creativity and this in turn will help you present a better logo to the client.

Got any questions? Feel free to get in touch with us or comment on this post.

Hearing the Unsaid Words

Creating a logo requires the logo designers to gain an in depth understanding about your organization. This is something that has always remained true simply because your logo needs to be all about you. So how can an online business that caters to clients from across the globe gain that understanding? This is a question that we get asked very often, and the answer lies right here, within this very post.

To begin with, let us give you an insight into the process we undertake to create the logo that is perfect for you. First, you begin by selecting a package. This can be a startup, small or plus package, each of which has its own advantages and clientele. You can choose your package here. Following this, you fill up a simple, one page form that gives us details about you, your organization and the work that you do. For example, the Small package form can be found here. Once you provide us with the information that our designers need, you turn your attention back to your business while we take over your logo design worries. Within as few as two days, we get back to you with a few logo design concepts, after giving you an equivalent number of mockups of course! We then await your feedback on the concepts and proceed to make any revisions to these concepts as you may deem necessary until you get the design that you love.

This brings us back to the point of understanding our clients. How do we know what it is that you truly expect your logo to represent? How can we get all the information we need from one simple form? The answer to that concern is in the fact that our simple form is just that – simple! Our questions are designed to extract the most from your vision in the quickest and most specific manner possible.

One of the most important parts of our form is the single line that describes your organization that you need to fill in. When asked to describe your business, your baby, in one line, you are bound to list those aspects that define your work. That is exactly what we carry into your logo design.

We know that your logo can be created in a variety of styles. In fact, you may not even be aware of the styles into which logos can be categorized. We solve this problem by listing the number of styles accompanied by logos that fall under each category. The result? You can choose the multiple styles that your logo should incorporate!

Did you know that red stands for passion as well as anger while green denotes fertility? Colors make up an important part of your logo; and you want to be certain that the color you choose denotes your true style. That is why we provide a color guide along with space for you to note down your preferred as well as least favorite color options. Just like colors can be confusing, so can assigning traits. How do you explain that you want a logo that says ‘I’m tough’? Simple – you want something masculine. Our information form lists a number of traits, giving you the option to choose between two contrasts, or even a combination of them through a simple scale. Added to this is the option of penning down whatever thoughts or even ideas you have for your logo. All of it simply gives our designers a deeper insight into your vision.

Finally, we turn the focus to your target audience. We bring out all details about your target market, right from its geographic location to the characteristics that you would associate with and cater to. After all, your logo should be recalled, remembered and loved by your target audience while being representative of your brand.

Simple doesn’t mean minimalist, and that is what our information form proves. Through a simplistic approach, our logo designers learn all that they need, the words that you don’t even have to say. This means that you don’t need to spend hours explaining your organization and brand to us – our form does it for you and you don’t even realize! This effective simplicity is what helps us create great logo designs; and if 40DollarLogo can give you an effective and aesthetic logo in a matter of days with limited investment of time and effort on your end, why go somewhere else?

Free Logo Design for Non Profit Organizations & Educational Events

Have you ever wondered why customers recall some brands easier than others? Why is it that some events are remembered more than others? The answer is often simpler than you would have thought – branding centered around an eye catching logo. Logos make for the single most important aspect of your branding. It is what customers see, remember and recall. That is why creating the perfect logo has been recognized as central to the branding of any business, non-profit organization, event and even educational institution.

We, at 40DollarLogo, have revolutionized the very concept of logo design with our innovative services. We offer logo design services with unlimited revisions, the fastest turnaround time in the market and the most economic investment on logo design. Those are the three unique selling points that have made us a market favorite with SMEs as well as larger, established companies. In just a short period of time, we have become one of the most popular choices for logo design; and to thank you for your continued support, we are offering free logo designs for non-profit organizations and for events & fests organized by educational institutions!

Spreading the word about your organization or event begins with creating a catchy logo. That’s what we do for you, for free. If you’re a non-profit organization, investing your time in making the world a better place to live, one step at a time, then let us help you spread your message. Our free logo design services will allow your organization to become more recognizable and consequently make your efforts more appreciated and effective.

We also offer free logo designs for educational institution events. Whether it’s a cultural fest, tech fest or college fest that your institution is hosting, you want people to remember it as a benchmark for future events. Our free logo designs will help you get the branding you desire.

Free Logo Design Service Details

Here is the blueprint of the offer. Feel free to get in touch with us should you need any clarifications.

  • You get two unique logo design concepts and three revisions on the design that you shortlist – absolutely free of cost!
  • Our free logo design service is available for non-profit organizations and for events organized by educational institutions.
  • Our free logo design service is available for events and fests hosted by any educational institution, but not for the logo of the universities, colleges and schools themselves.
  • Our free logo design service is not available for government entities and organizations, religious or spiritual organizations, hospitals and health care organizations.
  • We aim at accepting all the qualifying applications for free logo designs that we receive; however, we may have to reject a few due to some unforeseen reasons.
  • Every month, we accept 2-3 applications for free logo designs.
  • We reserve the rights to list, in our client list, the organizations for which we design the logos.

Application Process

How do I sign up and get my free logo designed you ask? It’s simple. All you need to do is click on the link: http://goo.gl/9xKCTp or fill up the form below and provide us with all the required details including your official email address.

We do, however, require that the email address is an official one from the organization or institution that you represent and not one that is hosted by free email services such as Gmail, Yahoo or other email clients. We will get back to you within 24 hours from time of submitting the form and you will find yourself choosing between logo design options within a week!

40DollarLogo Changes the Face of the Corporate Logo and its Design and Development Process

NOTE: The post below is a re-production of our website coverage by PRWeb.

40DollarLogo has changed the way the logo design industry works. In a market torn between long established, global firms and freelance logo designers, 40DollarLogo has found a niche that is growing with every passing day. Startups, small and medium enterprises, which have often overlooked the importance of logo design, are now growing as a potential market for the industry, a growth that is fueled to a great extent by 40DollarLogo.

With its unprecedented service that combines creative logo design with minimum investment of finances and time, 40DollarLogo has reinvented the logo design and development process. Commitment of too much time and finances led to SMEs and new start-ups ignoring the important role that a logo could play in raising their brand awareness. But 40DollarLogo has worked to change that mind-set, providing its hundreds of SME clients with logo designs that have caused a spurt in their brand awareness. This has led to the emergence of a new market altogether for the logo design industry. The creative solutions that lead to high return on investment and greater brand visibility has made 40DollarLogo a popular solution for the logo design needs of SMEs. Testimonials depict their satisfaction.

“I want to thank the 40DollarLogo team for their vision and creativity. My logo is exactly what I wanted, but was not what I first envisioned. They have the rare ability to give you what you need but can’t explain. Great job guys!”
— Chris W, Texas Way Mortgage

“I was very picky with the design and the support team at 40DollarLogo was very patient and made the changes that I asked for with no questions asked. They did this until I was completely satisfied. I was waiting for them to blow a gasket and say, “go fly a kite” but it never happened and I ended up with a product I am happy with. I would recommend them wholeheartedly and the price is superb as well.”
— Dr.Z, Prinet Health LLC

The reason for the growing popularity of the services provided by 40DollarLogo is the precision with which it works. Other than providing a low investment logo design option, 40DollarLogo also brings high creativity, speedy execution and absolute customer satisfaction to the equation. Service packages start as low as $40 USD and can be customized to suit the way or working that the client desires. Infinite revisions are a part of every package, regardless of its cost and every option comes with the standard of delivery within three to five days. Its 100% satisfaction guarantee is proven by the existence of its money-back policy that, although rarely invoked, assures client satisfaction to the very end.

Additional to SMEs, 40DollarLogo offers its innovative services to anyone in need of logo development and design. Its numerous options, coupled with its secure payment facility and global reach, make it a preferred choice in the market. It brings together the experience, reach and appeal of a global firm with the creativity and dedication of an individual designer. With over four hundred clients and growing, 40DollarLogo has created a new type of organization, one that appeals to the growing needs of the corporate logo design service industry.