Logo Design

We’ve practiced a bit with InDesign and Photoshop, but the other big program that you definitely need to know in order to be a designer is Illustrator. Having scalable vector graphics is key, and something your clients will definitely want, especially for their logo, which may be used on something as small as a business card, or as large as a billboard.

Here’s a great tutorial that will get you started designing a logo. Please work through it a bit at a time and create a logo. It will be easiest if you just copy the pizza parlour logo in the demonstration, but if you like you can start to work on something of your own design.


noun_182130_ccYour next assignment will be to design a logo for a program/department here at St. James. Choose your favourite (or something that inspires you) and come up with a logo that represents that department/program and incorporates effective colours. Use the Jimmies logo and/or colours somewhere, but also choose your own colours that represent the right mood/feeling. Choose an effective typeface or two and use those. You may wish to incorporate creative commons vector shapes & images. For now, I’d like to recommend a site called The Noun Project. The free versions of their icons usually have attribution information on screen, but for now you can leave that in or cut it off.

If you want to include a Jimmies logo or get the proper colours, follow this link and download whatever you need.

Examples of programs/departments:

  • Art
  • Autobody
  • Band
  • Electronics
  • English
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • French
  • Graphic Tech
  • Jimmie Jam Radio
  • Jimmies Junction store
  • Math
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Woods
  • etc!

Tell Mr. Robson what's on your mind!