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Best logo size
Best Logo Sizes for All Applications | 2019 Design Guidelines
Best Logo Sizes for All Applications | 2019 Design Guidelines 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over some guidelines for determining the best logo size to use when preparing logo…

Logo font pairings
My 11 Favorite Font Pairings for Logo Design
My 11 Favorite Font Pairings for Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

One of the more challenging aspects of designing logos is finding a nice font to pair with them, and things…

Bad logo designs
14 Bad Logo Designs That I Created As A Beginner
14 Bad Logo Designs That I Created As A Beginner 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I took a trip down memory lane recently and looked at some of my old logo designs from 2012 when…

How many colors a logo should have
Why A Logo Should Have 1-3 Colors At Most
Why A Logo Should Have 1-3 Colors At Most 1024 602 Nick Saporito

How many colors should a logo have? In my experience, anywhere from 1 to 3 colors. There’s always exceptions, but…

Typography

Free calligraphy fonts
11 Free Calligraphy Fonts To Add To Your Collection
11 Free Calligraphy Fonts To Add To Your Collection 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Every once in a while I’ll do a roundup of some free fonts that I’ve been enjoying lately and share…

7 Fonts You Should Never Use For Your Branding
7 Fonts You Should Never Use For Your Branding 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be outlining 7 different fonts that should never be used in branding — whether you’re a designer or…

Premium Logo Fonts – Why You Should Use Them + My Favorites
Premium Logo Fonts – Why You Should Use Them + My Favorites 1024 602 Nick Saporito

For the longest time I fell into the trap of thinking free equals good, especially when it comes to fonts…

6 Free Awesome Fonts to Kick Off 2017
6 Free Awesome Fonts to Kick Off 2017 850 500 Nick Saporito

Last year I wrote a post outlining my favorite free fonts for logo design, but as time goes on I…

Color Inspiration

Business

How much to charge a friend for a logo
How Much To Charge A Friend For A Logo Design
How Much To Charge A Friend For A Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you offer your design services on a freelance basis for long enough, you’re eventually going to run into a…

The problem with 99Designs
The Problem with 99Designs | Ordering Steak At a Buffet
The Problem with 99Designs | Ordering Steak At a Buffet 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I recently had a potential client reach out to me and ask how my logo design services compare to those…

Logo design invoice template
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing my logo design invoice template in a variety of editable formats that you can…

Starting an LLC as an artist
Starting an LLC as an Artist | My Experience with Incfile 2018
Starting an LLC as an Artist | My Experience with Incfile 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’ve been in business as a freelance designer since 2011, but I always did business under my own name. In…

Tech

Logo design software for Ubuntu
Top 3 Logo Design Software for Ubuntu | 2018 Recommendations
Top 3 Logo Design Software for Ubuntu | 2018 Recommendations 1024 602 Thiago Abreu

As Linux users, we’re somewhat limited when it comes to graphic design software.  Finding the best logo design software for Ubuntu…

Graphic design studio equipment
Recommended Graphic Design Studio Equipment for 2018
Recommended Graphic Design Studio Equipment for 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Over the past 7 years that I’ve spent as a graphic designer, I’ve learned the importance of having the right hardware.…

Ubuntu Video Editing Software
Ubuntu’s best video editor is Blender, and it isn’t close
Ubuntu’s best video editor is Blender, and it isn’t close 1024 602 Nick Saporito

For a long time I used Ubuntu as my primary operating system for both personal and business purposes, and it was…

Best graphic design laptops under 500
Top 5 Best Graphic Design Laptops Under $500 | 2018 Edition
Top 5 Best Graphic Design Laptops Under $500 | 2018 Edition 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’re going to be running applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or even Inkscape and GIMP — and you want…

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