Craft a Logo by Hand

  • 4.7 (190 Reviews)

Craft a Logo by Hand

  • 4.7 (190 Reviews)
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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1

Introduction

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

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

Concepting

  • 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

Vectoring

  • 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

Effects

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

Conclusion

  • 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

  • play 23 Videos
  • time 2.5 Hours

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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190 Reviews

  • 4.7
  • 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

  • Nina

I learned alot about history and techniques about typography and calligraphy. I knew about sans serif and serif. This course is really helpful for those who want to know modern techniques using pentool in illustrator. I loved it.

  • 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!

  • Max

There is no doubt that the guy knows his job. But in my opinion it was unrealistically stretched, 2.5 hours of an incomprehensible bubbling disappointed me. And the outro at the end of EVERY VIDEO WITH DOUBLE VOLUME is a complete failure. If it was a video on YouTube, I would have closed it immediately.

  • John Peter

Nice one! Learnt something but it is a little more tilted to the beginner's side.

  • Saad

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

  • SAMSON

  • Dream

great !!!

  • Guilherme

Simple course, but helps who are starting.

  • rohitha306

Cool and great! Nice tutorials.

  • Natasha

Great course

  • 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.

  • Samuel

Great course! The instructor conveyed his message in a clear and straightforward way. It was easy to follow and being able to see his screen while he was working made it extremely simple to follow his steps and thought process.
The quiz was a great tool to see what I had missed or not remembered and helped me go back and watch a specific chapter again.
I definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about how to craft a logo by hand by an awesome instructor!

  • 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

  • Scott

Awesome course, learned a lot here!

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1

Introduction

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

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

Concepting

  • 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

Vectoring

  • 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

Effects

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

Conclusion

  • 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

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Craft a Logo by Hand

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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.