Want to learn graphic or logo design online?
There’s certainly no shortage of graphic design and branding courses, classes, training videos or tutorials online, making it difficult to choose what’s right for you.
To help this process, I’ve compiled the best graphic and logo design courses online based on my experience as a brand designer and by asking other experts in the same field.
When choosing your course, take into consideration the value, cost, length and content of each course, and the fact that some options are subscriptions, meaning you will get access to multiple courses and instructors.
Top 5 Graphic and Logo Design Courses (Free & Paid)
These are the top free and paid graphic and logo design courses online, with their cost and time required to complete the course/video.
See here for the best free graphic design courses.
The Logo Logocore Masterclass is the most in-depth online logo course available, perfect for beginners and intermediate designers looking to learn logo design.
Master Adobe Illustrator, learn grid structures, how to vectorize a logo, how to present design work, create a style guide, build a creative brief, get valuable feedback, animate logos and so much more. They also have a mentorship program.
The Logo Design Masterclass on Udemy uses a hands-on approach to learning Adobe Illustrator and logo design as a whole.
This course contains 13 sections and 85 lectures, so it’s packed with value!
In addition to understanding the qualities of an effective logo, I also love that you learn about:
Working with clients and conducting research to give them the logo they desire
Formulating and sketching your logo ideas
Creating, editing, and finalizing your logo in Illustrator (There is a heavy focus on this)
There are two great teachers on LinkedIn Learning that I recommend you check out; Von Glitschka and Bill Gardner, both heavy-weights in the design industry.
Von’s 2.5hr class ‘Learning Logo Design ‘is packed full of juicy tips, not just for creating logos but the actual business of design; determining scope, quoting, naming, crafting identities and brand systems, pitching your work, style guides and much more. Von also has 6 other classes available.
Currently, Bill has 10+ tutorials on logo design, but I recommended to start on his ‘Logo Development ‘series which goes into the fundamentals of logo design. Bill actually goes into the of value of preparation and research before getting into the creative side of things, discovering the motivations behind a client’s decision to rebrand as well as competitor analysis. A higher level looks at the logo design process.
Futur – Logo Design & Construction Course
This Logo Design & Construction course from The Futur, teaches you the creative process of logo design and “best practices from design professionals who charge £10k+”.
There are 6 modules that explore the different types of logo design; letter marks, monoline logos, word mark logos, symbols, combination marks and crests. The Futur also have a number of free logo design videos on YouTube.
If you would like to find out more about logo design courses or business branding strategies, visit my website and blog https://www.zmitsolutions.co.uk/logodesignipswich