When is it time to let go of that old logo?
A logo design gives your brand an identity so it should reflect the personality of your business. Your logo is your first impression on consumers. To be recognized by consumers, your logo must be easy to read and unique so that it stands out from your competitors. Colors and fonts are chosen based upon your brand story and target audience. A thoroughly designed logo delivers a clear message about your brand and it resonates with the consumer.
Consumers associate high-quality logos with brands they can trust. To become a quality brand, you can’t use a poorly designed (pixelated, confusing, outdated) logo because it can potentially harm your brand. Using stock logo services is not the best idea for your brand because many of those logos are tweaked to sell more than once. If you are not willing to invest in developing a professional logo design, why would consumers even bother purchasing from you? If the reason you don’t have a professional logo is due to having a limited budget then your budget will always be limited because your brand will not expand.
Your logo may need to slightly change its appearance because everything evolves over time. To ensure your brand stays ahead of the curve you must continue to do research on your industry. Some of the most well-known brands have changed their logos over the years. You can learn something from the big brands by making small changes as they have done.
These changes can include:
- Creating a tagline
- Brand color change
- Font change
- Evolving the brand’s mission
Whether you’re looking to redesign your logo or make slight adjustments, your logo should be relevant and not outdated a few years from now. You can incorporate some of the latest design trends to keep your brand fresh.
Here are a few logo design trends that will continue through 2019 and beyond:
1. Negative Space
Negative Space has been around for a long time and there is a reason why. It can turn a simple design into a memorable logo with a hidden message. The key is to focus on the details of an object and incorporate that within the typography. Negative space can be used in unexpected ways.
Distortion and warping is a way to break out of the norm in logo designs. It makes the text playful. Consider options that play with perspective. Having playful icons can leave an impactful impression on consumers. Your logo can be fun while also being innovative.
It is important to have a logo that reads well across all platforms. Due to an increase in mobile interaction with brands, responsive logos are a significant improvement to the mobile experience. A responsive logo is completely scalable to any screen size.
Now that you understand the importance of keeping your logo current, we hope that your brand’s mission and logo progress together so one doesn’t outgrow the other.
If you need help with redesigning your logo, consult with a professional graphic designer by contacting us here.