8 Jan 2018

The best kept secret of header & logo design*

Last month - it feels so strange saying last year! - I embarked on a mini design project and created my own professional logo with Logojoy. I first came across them as I was looking for something glamorous, subtle and
 understated, yet shabby chic for my business card logo. I adore my header but found it didn't work too well on a card with extra information on it. Here is my honest review of the whole process. For anyone looking to design their own header, a business logo or for anyone starting a blog in 2018, I hope this might be helpful!
Logojoy design girly blog header logo review
The design process was really fun and easy as you are guided step by step. I first picked through the logos I liked the most, followed by colour schemes, although in the end I went for something a bit different! Even though the logo is generated for you, you have so much freedom to create. To add a little symbol simply search for the object you are looking for, a bit like the microsoft search 'insert clip art' tool that the little paperclip used to come up with! I feel old. This time, instead of little cartoon lightbulbs, neon arrows and googly eyed faces, the little symbols look sleek, simple and professional and there are endless varieties to choose from! 
Logojoy design girly blog header logo review
I spent ages poring over ice creams before flowers before petals and got lost searching through hand mirrors. There was every variety under the sun, some simple, many beautifully detailed. I eventually found a lovely ornate looking hand mirror that I loved with the text. I had a little hiccup changing the colour and size of the font, me being me, while trying to keep the logo from changing I could have easily asked for help on the live chat but I am stubborn and also shy haha. There is the option to have shiny ombre gold coated text and I chose it for the 'whispers clara' line. It brings an edge of sophistication and I love it with the blush pink.
Logojoy design girly blog header logo review
I love how this whole process is completely free and you are free to make as many logos as you please and experiment to your heart's content without having to run ideas through a team first. It's possible to create anything through the designer, twirly script with pretty petals, ribbons or something entirely minimalist. 
Logojoy design girly blog header logo review
Here is my final result. Mine here is on the transparent background (I can't wait to try it against pink!) but you also receive a version with a background of your choosing, as well as a black and white version. This is for the price of £48/$65, which includes full copyright ownership of your design. It's sleek, sharp and of such great quality, it looks so beautiful and professional. There is also a lower resolution package for £15/$20 that can still make a gorgeous header or even a blog button. Although the editor gives you so much freedom to create to your hearts content, if you're planning something particularly flamboyant, illustration based or tricky to create I would advise seeking a custom graphic designer, although it can cost a lot more. This is an amazing option if you're looking for something understated and professional, or if you are a brand or business that is new and you want to explore lots of options and don't want to invest too much at once. It is an affordable way of taking your whole project to the next level as it looks like it's been hand crafted by a team of designers!

I love the idea that a blog is never finished, never complete, always being added to, redecorated, redesigned. Give it a go here and leave your links below so I can check out your header/blog graphics and get inspired! 

19 comments:

  1. this is such a darling design, as an artist I love looking at different headers and logos haha

    http://www.thewhimsicalwildling.com/2017/12/top-ten-moments-of-2017/

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  2. your design is so cute! I love love love the mirror on it! x Brynn

    https://www.brynnieblogs.com

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  3. This was such a great post. I love the design you ended up going with. I'm thinking of changing my header soon in order to try and make it more professional. This app might be a good idea if I'm thinking of trying to get a more budget friendly header. Super informative post xxx

    Melina | www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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  4. It's great to create your own logo! Being 100% involved in the process makes it more special than having totally designed by someone else. Thanks for explaining the whole process! It makes me want to do my own :D

    Julia x
    www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. That's such a beautiful design! Can't believe you did that

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  6. I love the design!

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  7. I'm always redesigning little things on my blog! I've been doing that with my room my whole life too!

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume 

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  8. Really cute design dear :D I like it :D
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  9. Such a lovely design! I'll have to give that site a try!

    xx Tess Pretty Little Things blog

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  10. Cute design, the site sounds like it's so easy to create!

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  11. Cute design. I'm trying to come up with a new logo and will def be checking them out.

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  12. That's such a gorgeous logo!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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  13. Love your logo. Beautiful work. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/valentines-day-2018-on-zaful.html

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  14. Love it! Thanks for following me darling, I'm following you too now also on Instagram and Bloglovin! :)

    https://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it

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  15. wow! I hate contacting my graphic designer to make my logos..you just cut out the middle man for me! Thanks!

    P.S. Your journal is SO cute.

    ♡ www.KimCao.com

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  16. Wow! Thanks for sharing this with me. I'm not exactly sure when I shall take the step from being an amateur blogger to a "slick one". Furthermore, when I do come to that decision, I'll keep this header designer in mind. After all, what does a blogger like more than a lovely header which sums up the blog in basically a logo?😌😏

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. wow amazing design I love it!
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    Alessa Bernal

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  18. The mirror makes the design even cuter. Very nice!

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