1. Gaylene
    April 4, 2017 @ 8:53 am

    Hi Moon,

    I do my own graphic design work using mostly Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, but these are great tools for people just starting out. Thanks for sharing this information.


    • Moon
      April 6, 2017 @ 10:02 am

      Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are great tools to use for graphic design, sounds like you are proficient at it! I didn’t recommend these because they do cost a bit, but if you are looking to become more professional, these are really good programs to use.


  2. rebecca cosmidou
    April 4, 2017 @ 8:51 am

    Great idea and very useful sharing! I have a tennis website and I am about to change the logo that I already have! I was about to pay for a new logo and I just read your article! I would try to make one my own and let you know how it was! 🙂
    Best wishes,


    • Moon
      April 6, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

      That’s great Rebecca! Go for it and try to make your own, you can always go back to your choice and pay for a professional if you really set a very high standard for your logo, at least you would have tried it out first! 🙂

      Do let me know your results, I will be very interested to see how it goes!


  3. Arief Wibowo
    April 4, 2017 @ 8:41 am

    I love Canva. All my designs were created by using Canva.
    I’m trying to understand GIMP but it has a rather steep learning curve. Do you use GIMP?


    • Moon
      April 6, 2017 @ 1:57 pm

      Yes, Canva is a good program to use, this is one program which many people are using for their websites. GIMP I am not so familiar, just that it is an open-source program, I think it will take a bit of a study to master it but they have tutorials, so I guess you can try out. Thanks, perhaps that’s my next project, to learn how to use GIMP and then post something here. Thanks Arief!


  4. Jessie Palaypay
    April 4, 2017 @ 8:01 am

    I’ve been looking into creating a logo for my website and was looking at hiring a graphic designer. I will definitely look into the platforms and create a logo and see how it goes. It seems thats what has been holding my back in doing work on my last website.

    Are the possibilities endless as far as what I can create, like nothing would be generic?

    Thank you for giving me this information.



    • Moon
      April 6, 2017 @ 2:03 pm

      Hi Jessie,

      You can always try out first and hiring a graphic designer can be your second choice, so you can save money. Do try out, a beautiful website will attract visitors. Having created something will also give you a sense of satisfaction, and perhaps that will give you the motivation to further work on your website. Best of wishes to you there!

      You can mix and match any way you like, with the different combinations, you will get a unique design everytime. You can also use your own photos with Canva so that it’s one of its own.


  5. Reinis
    April 4, 2017 @ 7:58 am

    Free logos a re a good way to start while experimenting, but generally I find most of the offers lacking. Even my leet MS Paint skillz can’t help me there 😀
    I find that it’s usually a better option to actually find a professional to do these things. Sure they cost, but that little image is something that you’ll be associated with for a long time, so make it count. Regardless, this is a good stepping stone. There’s always the option of rebranding.


    • Moon
      April 6, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

      Hi Reinis,

      If you could afford it, it will be good to spend that little extra on engaging professionals to do some jobs for you. I’m just offering the free options here as not many would want to spend money upfront if they have not made any money or if they are just starting out. Also along the way, we can always do rebranding, but maybe that is something down the road in the future when the business takes off and our logo is what is preventing us from scaling our business.


  6. Kristen
    April 2, 2017 @ 10:49 am

    I have been thinking about branding and logo creation for days and could not for the life of me think of a way to feasibly do it. It all seems so clear now. Thank you for laying this out so clearly. I would not have occurred to me to use MS Paint for anything nowadays.

    Great article, thanks.


    • Moon
      April 3, 2017 @ 1:23 am

      Hi Kristen,

      Logos are important for us to build up our brand and image. Engaging a professional designer would cost too much and we don’t want to incur that cost right when we started out, so I thought of ways (lots of ways in fact) to DIY a lot of the much needed but costly stuff.


      • Kristen
        April 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am

        I have been messing around with canva and I love it! There may be a DIY logo in my future! Thanks again.


        • Moon
          April 6, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

          Hi Kristen,

          I am so pleased to hear that. Messing around sounds good, that’s the way to learn! Looking forward to seeing your new logo design, do share with me 🙂


  7. David
    March 29, 2017 @ 8:54 am

    This is awesome, I have just started a new website and I am really struggling about creating a professional looking logo and I wasn’t sure where to look, these suggestions you have outlined look super which can do the job, thanks for the share


  8. Melody
    March 29, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    Thank you for sharing such a detailed article and the list of suggested logo creation programs is priceless. l really needed this after blowing a lot of money on Fiverr paying freelancers to create a logo for me. Maybe l am picky, but they all looked ugly and far below my expectations. Checkin out Canava, l have already fallen in love with it. Thanks for sharing samples of logos that you created. Which of the above programs did you use if you don’t mind sharing?


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