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A Visual Guide: Personal Logo Design Tips For Non-Designers

Author: Jacob Share

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When you’re young, monograms seem nerdy. However, once you’re older and design gets involved, a monogram or personal logo can become critical in making your personal brand memorable.

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Zakelle Brown (Feb 22 2016 7:36AM) : making a personal brand marking. more

this means that when you are older and design gets involved, a monogram or personal logo can become critical in making your personal brand memorable.

Use this visual guide to create or improve your own personal logo.

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10 ideas to inspire you

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1. Is there some object or symbol associated with your profession that can be drawn with the letters in your name?

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Zakelle Brown (Feb 22 2016 7:38AM) : the logo says susan riley candles. more

i like this logo because i like candles and in the logo it talks about candles.

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2. If there is an object or symbol related to your profession, how can you fit it into your name or initials?

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3. Is one of your names a word or part of a word?

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4. Can the letters in your (first and last) names overlap easily?

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Zakelle Brown (Feb 22 2016 7:41AM) : this logo says micheal roth on it with a big m. more

i like this logo because i have lots of family members names that start with a m.

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5. What about when written in cursive?

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6. If not, try overlapping them anyway.

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7. Or flip one letter backward and connect the letters or align their “backs”.

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8. Do your initials look similar when mirrored or placed at different angles?

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9. Can one initial fit inside the other?

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10. When all else fails, just put your name in a cool font.

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For more personal logo ideas, you’ll enjoy my 123 Beautiful Personal Logos, Monograms and Wordmarks For Your Inspiration.

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Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Author:

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Jacob Share, a job search expert, is the creator of JobMob, one of the biggest blogs in the world about finding jobs. Follow him on Twitter for job search tips and humor.

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Jacob Share is the founder and SVP of Share Select Media, a company focused on empowering quality bloggers and blogs such as Group Writing Projects, The Original Home of Group Writing Projects. His JobMob blog has attracted over a million page views last year alone. He grew up between Canada, France and Israel where he had his first Internet experience in 1994 and was hooked. Since then he’s enjoyed playing a part in growing the Web as a manager-developer and project manager at Amazon.com and other e-commerce companies before starting up his own venture.

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DMU Timestamp: August 07, 2015 01:06

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