Does Your Company Need a Logo?
A lot of online content is available to help assist with your company’s start up. You can easily find databases, small business programs, and more. But what better place to start with is your logo? That logo will take on a major role/part of the marketing machine. If done correctly, you’ll want to display it on anything and everything from documents, business cards, emails, websites and more.
To get a logo designed can be expensive. If you have some time and are ready to pull your sleeves up, remember there are a few online communities that can help you out.
Logo Open Stock is one website that has over 500 logos and logo templates to get you started. All the templates will be geared toward a variety of business types. If you work in a more corporate environment to a specific trade service, they’ll be sure to have something for you. Download the zipped folder, open it up and start customizing it to your business.
TemplatesBox, along with amazing website templates, has a section devoted to helping with your logo and business card. Download the file and personalize it fast and efficient.
If you did a Google search for free business card logos and templates, you will find over a million hits. However, I did find Atul Perx’s blog, where they posted 50 free Photoshop Business Card Templates. Have a look online and try a search for something specific to help fit your needs. An amazing example is shown below. Some templates you come accross will be simple and others will incorporate a logo/design that might fit your need perfectly.
Remember, it’s always better to design your logos in vector graphic format. Vector images are defined by math, not resolution and pixels. They can be re-sized both up and down without any loss of quality.
The advantage to all of this is smaller file size, resolution independent and conversion can still be easily achieved. The one downside to vector graphics is they do not support photography. Programs that support vector graphics are Illustrator, Corel Draw, Flash, and Inkscape (free download).
If you need some help finding additional vector graphics for your business card, go to Open ClipArt Library. The Open Clipart Library (OCAL) is the largest collaborative community that creates, shares, and remixes clipart. All clipart is released to the public domain and may be used in any project for free with no restrictions.