Nonprofit Logo Design Process [Infographic]

Sara Lowe May 31, 2017, by Sara Lowe

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Think about some of the big brands in the world.  McDonald’s. Apple. Starbucks. Coca Cola.

How long does it take you to imagine these brands in your head? You can probably visualize their logos in an instant upon saying their names. That shows the power of a great logo.

Over two thousand years ago, Aristotle said, “The soul cannot think without a picture.” Nonprofits need great imagery and well thought-out design bundled up in a small icon to represent their organization. This is how great logos are born.

In this infographic, we will walk you through the 6 steps a designer takes in order to create a great nonprofit logo design. (Click to enlarge image.)

You can also check out some of the Best Nonprofit Logos here.  

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Sara Lowe

Sara Lowe

Sara Lowe is the Communications and Partnerships Manager at Elevation, a full-service nonprofit web design agency. Sara began volunteering with nonprofits at an early age, including helping her hometown military community at the USO, teaching useful skills to inmates at a local jail, and traveling to Cambodia to help implement sustainable farming practices in a small village. Aside from loving to travel and learn other languages, Sara can often be found trying exotic new foods, doing Crossfit, or attending wine tastings.

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