Design A Free Website Logo Using Canva

When I first thought of the name of my domain I didn’t give much thought into the fact that I would need to design a logo. It took a little time to get the website up and running and getting to the point where I needed my logo. I designed a free website logo using canva.com.Stop Waiting Start Creating

How Important Is A Logo

A logo is a necessity for any business. It will help you build brand recognition meaning people will become familiar with it and remember it. With time people will learn to trust you and your business.

Large corporations know the importance of a recognizable logo and some of them have spent thousands of dollars to get one professional and scientifically designed. Sometimes spending even more on research to design the perfect one.

Your logo is your signature, people will trust your website and the information you have to share.

When you are just starting a business this can be a large unexpected expense but it doesn’t have to be. And you don’t have to be a graphics design artist either.

With canva.com you can sign up for a free account and create your very own custom logo that you can upload to your own website to give your site that finished professional look.

Create a Free Account

When you create an account they will ask you for an email address, I haven’t received any spam email from them so I think it’s mainly to notify you of account upgrades or changes.

When you have your account set up you area able to find photos or clip art that correspond to your chosen niche.

Just click on the “Create A Design” button located at the top left of the page. This is a big green button.Canva Create Design

Across the top bar you will see the word “LOGO” (Your may have to scroll down the sidebar to “Marketing Tools” and find it there)

When you click on this you will see tons of logo samples. Your can type in the style you are looking for but personally I just scrolled through all of them so I didn’t miss anything.

Choose Your Template

Your can easily pick one of these templates and customize it to whatever you like.

Click on the template that appeals to you.Canva Logo

Now it’s time to have some fun and design your very own logo. Keep in mind that colors and fonts can be changed, even the little clip arts can be switched out to one that fits your theme.

Changes you make will be auto saved occasionally as you go but when you are finished you will want to be sure to save your logo so you can go back and edit if you need to.

Download Your Logo

When you have your logo all done to your liking you will want to download it so you can upload it to your website or be able to print it on letterhead or flyers.

To do this click on the “Download” button on the upper right corner of the page.

It’s best to download them as a JPEG or PNG. Downloading as a PNG will give you the option to have a transparent background so you can set your logo onto a photo you have in your website header or your can place it onto another photo.

That’s it, that’s all there is to it. You now have a free custom professional logo.

Give Your Logo Some Thought

So if you check it out and find it’s a little confusing here are a few additional tips that might help.

Have an idea of what you want your logo to stand for.

Do some research and see what logos catch your eye when your looking at other websites.

Make note of what colors draw you in and what colors are just too basic. Keep in mind who your audience will be and the overall theme of your website.

Do you gravitate towards the modern look or the rustic. Bold or feminine.

Look at other websites in your niche to get an idea or two. Is there something that you could do that relates to your domain name?

What do you want people to “feel” when they are on your site? The colors you choose can effect a persons perspective of your site.

Pick Your Colors WiselyCanva Create Logo

If you website is about landscaping, recycling or veggie gardening you might want to have some green in your website or logo.

You could choose red to grab someones attention and make them stop and look further. Yellow is another color that will make people stop and look. Statistics show that red and yellow cars get pulled over the most because they catch the eye of the police officers.

Yellow is also bright and sunny and can portray a cheerful and uplifting feeling.

Blue is known as the color of technology. But it can also be used for happy sunny days with blue skies to portray new beginnings or summer water activities or tropical travels.

Another color to consider is purple. Purple has been associates with an elegant luxury lifestyle. Your can use this for a luxury spa get away or high end lifestyle items.

Now that I have given you a lot to think about I want to tell you one more thing.

Canva Memberships

Canva has a free membership and also a paid membership.

If you have already been to canva.com and looked around you may have noticed that some of the pictures say free and some have a dollar amount listed meaning that these photos are available only at a cost to use them.

This means the person or company that owns the rights to the photos are asking for a fee to use them.

With the paid membership you will have access to many more photos for free without having to pay the per photos price.

The membership cost that I paid was $119.40 for an entire year. To me that was a fair price because now I have access to hundreds of photos to use in my website content without having to look all over the internet for royalty free photos. I have them all in one place.

With either membership you will have ample choices to personalize your logo to match your website.

And if you don’t have a website yet read my review about Wealthy Affiliate. They offer 2 free websites with their free starter membership that includes the website hosting. And just in case you’re a complete newbie to having an online business their training on how to build your website and how to attract traffic to that site is the best in the industry.

So sign up for canva.com and start designing your professional logo.

I love to hear your comments and questions so feel free to leave them below in the comment section.

Wishing you success,

Pam

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Great post which showcases how awesome CANVA is! I have just recently discovered CANVA and absolutely love how easy it is to use and now I’m busy beautifying all of my website content. I see you have also done a review about the free websites on Wealthy Affiliate – they have some amazing tools on that platform too, and they all work seamlessly with products like Canva. Thanks so much for sharing, Cheers, Karen

    • Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you are loving Canva as much as I am. You are so right about Wealthy Affiliate also, one of the main reasons I joined Wealthy Affiliate was the free starter membership so I could check it out ahead of time. But that’s another story. Best wishes on your Canva adventures, Pam

  2. Wow, this is an amazing guide. I love how easy it is to create a website using this Canva software and have actually never used it before. I’m glad it has a free trial since I don’t know what it offers yet but I can jump in and see what I’m getting myself into first. Thanks for all your help 🙂

    • Hi Brandon, yes you can jump in and see what Canva has to offer for free. Go check it out I know you will come up with something you can use.
      Thank you for visiting my site, I’m glad you found it useful, Pam

  3. Hi, Pam,

    Thank you for the topic!

    It was in my recent to “do list” to learn how to design a website logo, and I saw your post. I have heard of Canva, but I wasn’t quite aware of what they are doing.

    I was pleasantly surprised they have a logo design service (which is free)!

    I am not technically savvy, and I wasn’t sure if I will make it, but I followed your steps. Now I have my first logo, designed by me! Thank you!

    And by the way, I was quite interested in the Wealthy Affiliate platform you’ve mentioned, and I have read your review.

    What would you recommend to a person, who is on the fence to subscribe?

    • Hello thank you for stopping by and looking around. I’m glad you were able to take my Canva information and put it to good use. Congratulations on your personally created logo…Bravo!

      Wealthy Affiliate will get my vote every day of the week. If you have even the slightest interest in starting an online business or website, or even just a curiosity about what it is, I would say sign up and check it out. You don’t need any payment information to create an account and you can remain a free member as long as you like. There are only two levels of membership so if you like what you see you can upgrade one time to the premium membership at anytime thats convenient for you.

      I hope this answers your question, thank you so much for visiting my site and leaving your comment.
      Best wishes, Pam

  4. I thought your post was very informative! I struggled in the beginning with a logo design. Canva gave me inspirational ideas on different shapes and sizes of graphics and fonts. The free membership gave me plenty of creative options to choose from. I highly recommend Canva as a logo creator tool!

    • Hi, thank you so much for reading my article. I had a hard time pinning down exactly what I wanted my logo to look like and I think I scrolled through all of the templates and messed around with a lot of different fonts and styles. It was pretty neat to see the pieces come together. After I created my logo I jumped into the annual membership because of all the additional photos that were available for me to use in my articles. It saves a lot of time since I don’t have to hunt all over the internet to find free photos that I can use I have them all at my fingertips in one place.
      Thank you for your comment, Best wishes, Pam

  5. Great post for anybody who has never heard of Canva before and very well written.

    • Thank you for your comment. When Canva was recommended to me by someone that I really trusted I figured I better check it out, and I am so glad I did. I’m glad you found my article helpful.
      Best Regards, Pam

  6. Pam, congratulations on an excellent post about designing a logo using Canva. I have been using Canva for a little while now and the more I use it the more I like it.
    You have presented this description of how to use Canva brilliantly. Branding is an important key to establishing yourself as a business and you have made that clear and provided some good tips on the use of colors and design.

    • Thank you so much Judy, I really enjoy using Canva and like you, the more I use the more I like it. I’m so glad you enjoyed my article. Wishing you a great day and wonderful experiences with Canva.

  7. I am going to have to step out of my comfort zone and give designing logos, and banners a shot. I am not much of an artist, but I do understand the importance of originality. Thanks for giving the push I need.

    • Thank you for stopping by and reading my article. Like I said you really don’t have to be an artist to design a logo. Just think about what you want it say about your business. You can do it. Check it out and spend some time fiddling around with it you’ll come up with something that’s just as unique as you are. Best wishes, Pam

  8. I actually need to be more serious about creating a logo for my site. I have put it on the back burner for some time now because I just couldn’t decide on what I really liked and what might be best. I have heard a lot about Canva but don’t remember visiting them. Now might be the time! Lol!
    I also like that you mention how to pick the right colors. I never really thought of that. And it’s good to know.
    Great info Pam! Thanks!

    • You are so welcome, I’m glad you found my article useful. YES you need to get your logo done, I hope you can utilize Canva to get just the right look for your wbesite.
      A family member (who was a State Trooper) told me years ago that yellow and red cars are pulled over more than any other color vehicle and a sign company once told me that you always want to have red and yellow in your company sign to grab peoples attention.
      I’ve always remembered these but never thought I would actually have my own business to be able to pass that information on.
      Get busy making your logo, you will be glad you did
      Best Wishes, Pam

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