Craft a Logo by Hand

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Craft a Logo by Hand

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Course Syllabus

chapter 1


  • 1. Welcome (2:19)
  • 2. Tools (0:54)
  • 3. History (1:54)
  • 4. Quick Exercise (0:24)
  • Quiz - Introduction
chapter 2

The Client

  • 5. Creative Brief (4:48)
  • 6. Mood Board (2:02)
  • 7. Key Words (2:45)
  • Quiz - The Client
chapter 3

Logo Terminology

  • 8. Logo Terminology (3:37)
  • 9. Type Terminology (2:07)
  • 10. Examining Letterforms (7:35)
  • Quiz - Logo Terminology
chapter 4


  • 11. Design Principles (6:45)
  • 12. Intro to Procreate (3:24)
  • 13. Concept Sketches (16:40)
  • 14. Concept Roughs (27:01)
  • Quiz - Concepting
chapter 5


  • 15. Setting Up Adobe Illustrator (5:02)
  • 16. Variable Width Tool (3:02)
  • 17. Shape Builder Tool (2:15)
  • 18. Pen Tool (39:35)
  • Quiz - Vectoring
chapter 6


  • 19. Texture (7:08)
  • Quiz - Effects
chapter 7


  • 20. Project Review (2:17)
  • 21. Playing with Colors (3:47)
  • 22. Sending Files (2:18)
  • 23. Conclusion (0:45)
  • Quiz - Conclusion
chapter 8

Final Quiz

  • Final Quiz

Course Description

In this course you'll learn how to create a logo, starting with a standard pencil or an Apple Pencil, and move through the stages necessary to turn your hand lettering into vector artwork. We'll make stops along the way to explore relevant history, terminology, and practical tips to help you improve and gain a deeper appreciation for hand lettering.

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113 Reviews

  • 4.8
  • fasih_ur_rehman

It was good but only for beginners. I didn't get much out of it.

  • h_dexter

Really helpful, Thanks !!!

  • Asanga

Mr. Nicolas Fredrickson
Your lesson is very good....wonderful

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  • creative shihab

Very helpful

  • rassrakib .

Very effective. Its really really helps to me.
It was a good course with a piece of good quality information! Recommend it!
Thank you so much!

  • Davit Margaryan

  • Zephyrus Celeritas

Excellent! TY for the great workflow and this course.

  • Chiara Filincieri

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  • anand3441 .

learn a lot...thanks

  • Malti Devi

Excellent Client.

  • MD Rasel Ahmed

Amazing course, thanks

  • saradonato .

Was very enjoyable!!

  • Dream Studios

great !!!

  • Angelina Karpenko

It was a good course with a piece of good quality information! Recommend it!

  • Iqra Mujahid

worth the money i paid for this course. definitely learn a lot from it . thank you

  • lyroughn .

  • Cynthia Salgado

  • vintage_valley .

really easy to learn. fiverr! thanks for offering.

  • Scott Stanford

Awesome course, learned a lot here!

  • priyasumit786 .

Great Course, Will definitely learn a lot from it

  • Alex Serrano

  • mehedi Hasan

Thanks to learn from fiverr and boost my gig...more mony....... good experincee...

  • anas_mullick .

Not bad.

  • habentesfai .

  • fena0220 .

worth the money i paid for this course.

  • trippiesteff .

little too basic

  • faisal3396 .

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  • Rony Dey

Thank your Fiverr for help to learn the professional course.

  • asif_tt .

good, But I thought it would be more interesting. To be honest the the videos were a bit monotonous. and hardly found anything special or new compared to the regular handlettering and vector tracing tutorials available in the youtube.

  • Muhammad Hammad Khan

  • zahidndc .

Suggested only for very beginers...

  • MD Afsar Uddin Chowdhury

Very Important For every Brand or Logo Designer

  • Logo Ramaa

  • aminurp .

Amazing Course. Nicolas was very easy for the process. He showed and talked about a lot of aspects that very essential. A great value of money. Highly appreciate & recommend "Craft A Logo By Hand" course for all levels of sellers. Thank you.

  • grafix_pro360 .

Good Course and Recommended for beginners as well.

  • Muhammad Tarequr Rahman

Easy to learn. Show everything steps by step. I learn a lot from this course. This course will help me to raise my sells.

  • andelby .

The course that helps basic designers and enriches professional designers. Videos explained well and directed to the point. Recommended to anyone who gives importance to handmade and typography.

  • leejohnsonvideo .

Great Course. Really made me consider the step-by-step creative process of Logo Design.

  • jelenaa .

  • Adam Samaeli

Great Course. It compliments the other fiverr learn courses very well. I wish I had started on this one before moving on to more advanced courses. I learnt alot.

  • jennfisher .

Excellent Teacher! He is easy to understand and follow. Excellent Tips! I strongly feel I learned a lot that can help me build my fiver gigs.

  • Anneliese Place

Easy to understand and follow along with. Crafted an awesome logo myself within a few hours of starting this course.

  • Noushin Sharmin Mimi

Helpful. But it's only for beginner.
It's not for those who already provide service and want to gain more experience or learn something more.

  • gigyani .

We good and detailed lessons for beginners to intermediate level designers.

  • arecia .

I actually learnt a lot from this course!

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  • Sadia Abedin

This course was really very helpful for me. My skills increased to take this course.. I recommend this course for everyone who are interest to design craft a logo by hand . Thank You.

  • top_logo_expert .

This course is very helpful for new seller.

  • sissiwedgwood .

Nice. I've always used fonts. I'm going to try a handcrafted logo soon.

  • destyfit .

Would love to see part2

  • Saberin Hasan

It is really great to see some professional creating logo

  • Aftab Hassan

Thank You So Much Very Helpful

  • sinsin .

Ok for beginner. Too short and simple.

  • maryjone .

I have learned a lot from this class, I used to make mistakes "when typing logo Terminology" I learned more on design principles and to use my Pen Tool, the classes are really interesting, I wish I can get the copies of the videos, I recommend this courses to anybody who wants to learn more about Crafting a logo by hand, thanks to Fiverr

  • arsalan3695 .

The best course for the one's who really wants to learn logo design and typography also vector tracing, I learn a lot of stuff from this course I highly recommend this course.

  • Molham Bakir

Great course, would love to see more of logo courses. There's so much to learn even tho I've a good years of experience still feel there's a lot to learn with the new modern of design.

  • balubfa12 .

This course is absolutely amazing.

  • Guilherme Faquim

Simple course, but helps who are starting.

  • Rahmat Pranata

great course to make it up skills

  • creative zone

excellent course many new things and tips i learn from this course

  • mr_enthusiastic .

Amazing, learned many new things.Great course. Well explained and put together. Thank you.

  • coneartworlds .

A great course that shows a lot through a practical example.

  • Natasha Stones

Great course

  • mariashtelle .

This course will be definitely good for the beginners with no experience in design but for an experienced designer not much to learn.

  • evgeniiserg .

Fantastic course that gives you a great advantage!

  • mrtaki .

It would be great if there was a little more theory about typography, how do certain letters interact and connect and similar things. Regardless, this is a great course, I learned a lot and it inspired me to practice hand lettering more.

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  • rosiana099 .

I don't know why It's important to show clients your concept sketches. Presenting should be go after execution and mockup. Do not show your sketches because the client doesn't know how the final logo will look like. I learned about this term from my favourite instructor Von Glitschka.

  • tgw_daniel .

Really cool and useful course! Thank you!

  • bakhtear05 .

wow really Great, I enjoyed it a lot.

  • mills_design .

In general this course even for professionals gives a lot of usefull information. I enjoyed it a lot !

  • fist_of_fury .

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  • kawsaradi .

Just wow!! I've learned so many things which I didn't know earlier about typography design.

  • digitaldream99 .

I enjoyed this course. Thanks a lot #fiverr

  • darrendesign .

Very helpful even for professionals! Great stuff, thanks

  • rohitha306 .

Cool and great! Nice tutorials.

  • treinor .

This Craft A Logo By Hand course is very useful for lettering artists, the "Concepts Roughs" contains a very valuable information, thanks for this product bro!.
As a suggestion: my first language is spanish, so the videos should have subtitles in english or other languages for a better understanding

  • dunjabosanac .

I like the course in overall. Nicolas is great teacher. I just think some of the videos are unnecessary long and could have been fast forward a bit.
In overall an amazing and significant experience!

  • sbaberf .

too short, nothing exceptional to learn, the guy just went through one example which wasnt that good as he was designer and client himself .. i think this course is not worthy

  • angela_winslet .

Great learning experience. Truly deserves 5 stars!

  • gtrobert .

Awesome course, interactive and fun for learning or sharpening your already established skills, perfecting your design process and workflow! That being said, i recommend this course to begginers but also to intermediate or professional logo designers because you will definitely learn something useful from this course!

  • Asad Zia

Outstanding Course. It's really helpful for me.

  • gfxbyusman .

Great to learn the way of thinking, making and crafting a logo.

  • workwithchris .

As I completed the class, I definitely recommend this course to newbies who interested in learning more about how to craft a logo by hand. I might be able to say something about the class. It is very well organised class; especially there is a special course for the tools and Roughs but I prefer him to speak slowly and clearly. Thank you very much Nicolas Fredrickson

  • Saad Hussnain

It was a great course learning the hand drawn logo techniques and the process. It almost included all the stages to create a stunning logo. Thank you

  • mkprodhan .

Great course! I really enjoy this class, I've been working on the logo design for a long time, through this course I learned new things, Hopefully, I can share my clients with better concepts.

  • deesajn .

Good course.

  • simonrabiix .

  • hello_friday .

Great Design Process! I think it would be very helpful if the courses have a transcript like

  • graphic_beach .

Really Great TUT...i am happy to learn with this instructor

  • andrei0425 .

The course is very easy to follow and you will surely learn a few new things even though you are an experienced logo designer.


Nice guy, Great course. Thank you.

  • logoroad .

Nice guy, nice course. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is hand lettering?

    Lettering involves creating unique and characterful letters, one by one. Lettering is different to typography, where a whole alphabet is created and each letter is reused many times throughout a text. If the word ‘Fiverr’ was written using typography, then the first and second ‘r’ would be identical. But if we used lettering techniques to write ‘Fiverr’, then each ‘r’ would be different! Many lettering projects are completed using software like Illustrator, but hand lettering is the technique of drawing these letters by hand.

  • Is hand lettering hard to learn?

    Basic hand lettering is incredibly simple – if you can pick up a pencil then you can do it! Of course, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be very good, but with practice and expert advice you’ll be able to improve your skills. Learning hand lettering is about more than just improving your practical techniques. It’s also about developing your creativity and sense of style. Hand lettering can encourage us to think about everyday shapes in new and exciting ways. The more you do it, the better you’ll get!

  • What’s the difference between hand lettering and calligraphy?

    Hand lettering and calligraphy are similar, but there are some important differences. Hand lettering often takes a long time, because each letter is unique and may include fine details. A pencil or stylus is normally used for hand lettering. Calligraphy is also about creating unique letters one by one, but calligraphy is usually performed quickly, by creating swift, bold strokes using a pen and ink. Because calligraphy is faster, it’s often used to write out longer passages of text. Hand lettering is better suited to logos, titles, or short taglines.

  • How do I become a lettering artist?

    The first step toward becoming a lettering artist is building your skills! Learn the techniques behind hand lettering and practice them until you can complete projects confidently and efficiently. Put together a portfolio of your best work; this will make it easy for clients to check that your style suits their brand image. Once you’ve developed your skills and portfolio you can start marketing your services. Creating gigs right here on Fiverr is the perfect way to do that!

  • Can you make a successful career from lettering?

    Yes – but your level of success will depend on how skilled, willing to learn, and determined you are. Lettering is a small niche and when you first start out you might need to offer complementary services (like calligraphy or graphic design) in order to make enough money. As you become more experienced you should be able to build up a client base and focus on lettering. It’s important to be patient and not to give up if you don’t achieve overnight success!

  • How much should I charge for hand-lettering projects?

    Hand-lettering artists charge anything from a few dollars to a few-thousand dollars per project! When you start out, you’ll probably need to offer low prices to attract your first few clients, but avoid working for free (charging for your work is a vital part of being seen as a professional). As you become more established, you’ll be able to raise your prices. Ultimately, you should consider the amount of time each project will take and how much you want to earn per hour.