When you see a doughnut logo, you will know that it is a doughnut store, and by the design if it is familiar you may even know the name of the store that sells that doughnut.
That is the very importance and use of a very effective logo, it identifies the certain business or company to a person and send out information as to what is the company all about. For a beginner, if you are planning to create a logo and wants to do it yourself, there are certain factors that you should know to bring that kind of effect to consumers that you want to target.
First, find a very convincing inspiration to create your logo and be open to the many possibilities and ideas by asking suggestions from your friends, colleagues, and even family members as to what they can share about coming up with a logo. Aim for uniqueness and simplicity in your design, do not go beyond or even underdo it as it may not be effective as you expect it to be, simplicity always works best.
Your logo should mirror the personality of the business as it is because you cannot create a cartoonish logo for a law firm, can you?, therefore you must be consistent to ensure that your logo at a glance will tell who you are and what you do. Your choice of color, font style, and size, even the figures should be visible, recognizable, clear and concise no matter the size of the logo to give it a better distinct identification.
You can make drafts of your logo, recreate, revise, make adjustments, do some tweaks on it until you come up with the most appropriate design that best represents your company or business.
To better help you achieve your goals in making your own logo, there are several application software tools or logo makers that you can check out and see which is best for you to use that is user-friendly and efficient. Choose something that is cost-effective, that will meet your needs according to your budget and skill as a beginner, and do not rush into it as you may not achieve your goal.
But you can always compare services, program or software usability, and efficiency of the tools effective for you and find websites that can greatly help you improve your design.
A DIY logo is who you are and your business, and when you want to be identified by your customers and be remembered by them, you should make sure that your identity is properly pronounced by the logo you create and designed to ensure that you will hit the mark of getting the acknowledgement you deserve.