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Advanced Logo Design Class

learn logo and identity branding online

Advanced Logo Design Distinctive logos are easily recognized worldwide. In this class, you'll build your portfolio by creating challenging logo designs. Lessons will cover corporate identity, branding, image, and repositioning, with reference to real-world case studies. Class exercises will offer a range of creative challenges, allowing you to build your personal style while fulfilling realistic project briefs.

This class addresses each stage of the logo design process, from concept to execution and client presentation. When a business client calls, you'll be ready to wow them with your innovative logo designs.

Class Projects and Objectives:

This online training class is packed with strategies for logo and identity branding. Students will meet the following objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of how logo design evolved from early logo marks to the icons of today's consumer society.
  • Create three distinct logos in black and white for a record label.
  • Develop an understanding of the influences of corporate identity, image, and branding on logo design.
  • Develop a brand design including a overall brand, logo, and identity for an airline.
  • Develop strategies and techniques for brainstorming creative logo ideas.
  • Create two visual identity marks for a major sports event at a city.
  • Understand and express the fundamental properties of successful logos.
  • Create three distinct logos, a brief, and a criteria matrix for a movie studio.
  • Learn techniques for the contraction phase of a logo design project and for working with clients.
  • Create a branding statement and three visual identities for a designer or design agency.
  • Learn approaches for the finalization and presentation phase of logo design.
  • Finalize a visual identity for a designer or design agency and develop visual mockups of the logo's application.

TOP: Image from Advanced Logo Design. Countless logo design case studies are presented in this class.

Class Instructor Bio:

Thom McKenna is the Owner/Senior Creative Director of FlatironWorks, a graphic/multimedia design firm based in New York City. Thom has over 12 years experience in the graphic design industry, including multimedia and television work within the advertising, design and publishing world. As Art Director of Emerging Markets, an international daily newspaper covering the major IMF/World Bank and Regional Bank meetings, Thom has published on-site in the following countries: Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Ivory Coast, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, The Philippines, Portugal, Russia and Spain. His current clients include Sports Illustrated, JP Morgan, American Express, AIG, Thomson Financial, Thomson Publishing, Berlitz International, Citibank, Tower Air, and Merrill Lynch.

  • Computer with Internet connection (56 Kbps modem or faster).
  • Adobe Illustrator or equivalent vector-based illustration program.
  • Basic experience in graphic design and the software packages needed for this course.
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