Branding

Color palettes with blue
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

For those who love blue, in this post I’ll be sharing 16 color palettes with blue that you can use as inspiration for your design projects. The HTML HEX codes are included with each color palette. These palettes are based on a 3-color scheme. Be sure to check out my post about 3-color combinations for…

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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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Beach sunset color palettes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a collection of 12 beach sunset color palettes that I created based on some example photographs found on Pixabay. These color palettes were created with the intention of logo design in mind, so I made sure to abide by my own guidelines for color usage in logos and kept…

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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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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 I first started getting hired by clients on a regular basis. I knew I was a beginner back then, but I didn’t realize just how bad my logo designs were. They’re so bad that it…

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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 that seems to be the sweet spot. Let’s elaborate on this a bit. How Many Colors A Logo Should Have 1 Color One of the many characteristics of a good logo is that it’s simple,…

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Logo trends to avoid
Logo Trends To Avoid in 2019 and Why | 6 Examples
Logo Trends To Avoid in 2019 and Why | 6 Examples 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be going over logo trends to avoid and why. I normally don’t have a problem with using design trends in most applications, but when it comes to logos, trends should generally be avoided. The main reason why is because a logo needs to be able to stand the test time, and…

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