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Professional logos designed with Inkscape
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition 800 470 Nick Saporito

A couple of years ago I made a post showcasing some of the logos I had designed for my clients using Inkscape over the previous 12 months. I figured I’d make a new post doing something similar where I share some more professional logos designed with Inkscape over the past year. I design logos for…

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Why You Should Never Design A Logo In Word
Why You Should Never Design A Logo In Word 800 470 Nick Saporito

A logo is a very important tool for branding, and if there’s no room in your budget for hiring a designer to create your logo, you may be left with no other option than to go the DIY route. Designing a logo yourself is challenging, and the results probably won’t be great, but it can…

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How to tell if a font is copyrighted
How To Tell If A Font Is Copyrighted & Why You Should Always Check
How To Tell If A Font Is Copyrighted & Why You Should Always Check 800 470 Nick Saporito

Working with fonts is a daily routine for designers and creative professionals alike. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer, publisher, or anything else that requires creative copy, you’ve likely worked with many different fonts. Not all fonts are created equal though, and they all come with varying usage permissions. In this post I’m going…

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What Makes A Bad Logo
What Makes A Bad Logo | 11 Traits That Bad Logos Share
What Makes A Bad Logo | 11 Traits That Bad Logos Share 800 470 Nick Saporito

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about what makes a good logo, but I haven’t gone in depth nearly as much when it comes to what makes a bad logo. After a bit of brainstorming I was able to come up with 11 core reasons for what makes a bad logo, and I’ll be…

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Conceptual logo design
Literal vs Conceptual Logo Design – Separating Pros From Amateurs
Literal vs Conceptual Logo Design – Separating Pros From Amateurs 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be providing an overview of conceptual logo design, and why it’s what separates pro designers from amateurs. I would recommend watching the video lesson at the top of the page. It’s taken from my Logo Design Academy course, so be sure to check that out if you want to learn more…

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Business card sizes by country
Business Card Sizes By Country | Free Templates
Business Card Sizes By Country | Free Templates 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Every country utilizes different sizes for their business cards, and in this post I’ll be sharing a complete list of business card sizes by country, along with a free download for the size templates. Business Card Sizes By Country The standard business card size for each country is listed below. I added measurements in both…

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Best logo size for shirts
Best Logo Size For Shirts | Design Guidelines From 9 Print Shops
Best Logo Size For Shirts | Design Guidelines From 9 Print Shops 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over some guidelines for designing shirts and how to appropriately size your artwork. The best logo size for shirts depends on which print service you’ll be using. Below you will find 9 of the largest print-on-demand services along with their guidelines for uploading artwork. Print Shop Recommendations Each print…

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Unique business card shapes
21 Unique Business Card Shapes and Designs To Inspire You
21 Unique Business Card Shapes and Designs To Inspire You 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Business cards don’t always have to be boring. Today I’ll be sharing 21 of the most unique business card shapes, designs, and concepts I’ve found while browsing the internet. Unique Business Card Shapes and Deigns Just to be clear, these designs aren’t my own. I did not create them personally, but I’ll be crediting and…

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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 files. The best logo size depends on the context it’s used in, but I’ve found that 1280 px is a good universal fit that covers most applications, with the larger dimension being 1280 px and…

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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 get a little trickier when pairing multiple fonts together. Sometimes fonts don’t pair well with each other, and finding fonts that do can be a frustrating process. In this post I’m going to share 11…

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