Self-promotion is a powerful way to grow your business. A DJ logo would be used on banners, business cards and even newspaper ads, so it needs to be exciting and engaging and garner attention. Do not let budget constraints or the lack of a professional graphic designer become a deterrent. Start with online royalty-free clip art to create a professional-looking DJ logo.
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Things you need
- Graphic design program (Illustrator or Freehand)
Create a list of words that describe the DJ. This could include, "punk," "rock," "edgy" or "retro."
Search expert clip-art sources or use a clip-art typeface such as Webdings or Dingbats for images. Choose one image or combine several; select one design style, such as geometric or cartoon.
Place the art in your computer drawing program. Change images by flipping, distorting or adding colour. Use basic geometric shapes as a background to add interest.
Add your name and slogan to the design. Experiment with different contrasting fonts of varying shape and weight, such as a bold, heavy font with a handwritten script.
Align your text flush right, flush left or centred. Try placements to the right, left, above or below your design.
Add a complementary colour to the design to keep the logo uniform. While colour is not required for a good design, it will draw viewers' attention.
Export the image as a GIF, JPG or PNG at 72 dpi for Internet use; export as a TIFF, EPS, PNG, GIF or JPG at 300 dpi (dots per inch) for offline commercial use.
Tips and warnings
- Keep the logo design simple. Complicated logos only add confusion.
- Always design with high-resolution artwork of 300 dpi (dots per inch) if planning to use commercially, such as on business cards, vehicle magnetics or billboards.
- Export the image to the exact size and at 72 dpi for Internet web applications.
- Avoid copyright infringement: Never use Internet artwork without permission.
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