How To Create An Awesome Logo On A Budget

By Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on 30 January 2021

A logo is an important part of your organisations’ style and branding. It’s often the first impression people get of your business, so you’ll want to create the right look and feel. 

Many small business owners attempt to create their own logo. Then they may post their shortlist on a Facebook group and ask for opinions and help to decide on a final logo.

However, these logos tend to look amateurish and may not have been created with the right software. Here are some low-cost options that might be a better alternative: 

Noun Project

The Noun Project is a website that aggregates and catalogues symbols that are created and uploaded by graphic designers around the world. The website features the most diverse collection of icons and stock photos ever. Download SVG and PNG. Browse over 3 million art-quality icons and photos.

Creative Market

Creative Market is one of my favourite resources. You can accelerate your projects with millions of ready-to-use products. You’ll find professionally designed graphics, fonts, templates, add-ons, photos, web themes and 3D elements. The website has over one million users and more than 250,000 purchasable items.


Etsy has premade logos and graphic templates designed by graphic designers. You can buy these custom made or if you have the right software you can easily tweak them yourself. Just make sure you read the instructions clearly and be aware that your design may be purchased by other people.

99 Designs

99 Designs starts with you creating a brief for designers. The global creative platform that makes it easy for clients and designers to work together online. Since 2008, the freelance community has brought more than one million creative projects to life for thousands of genius entrepreneurs, savvy business owners, and brands with big ideas.


If you want a free text-only logo, then you’ll need to look no further than Dafont. You can use the website to enter the text you want as see a preview of your selected font before downloading it to your computer. 

The fonts presented on this website are their authors’ property and are either freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain. The licence mentioned above the download button is just an indication. Please look at the readme-files in the archives or check the indicated author’s website for details.

If you’d like to arrange a collaboration with art or graphic design student, contact your local TAFE or university. The student will be gain real-world experience with an internship job and to their portfolio, in exchange for a testimonial. 


You can also designing a logo on Canva for free. Canva’s logo maker provides all of the ingredients you need to create a custom logo, fast – and for no money at all.

Please leave a comment and let us know how you created your low-budget logo? 

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