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Cost

2 out of 5

This is a very low-cost option, with packages ranging around $50. You'll get some quality assets and then it's up to you to make them work.

Timeframe

3 out of 5

Searching for the right logo template can be time-consuming. You may also need to learn new software depending on what file formats you're provided with.

Quality

4 out of 5

You're getting professionally designed assets, so the quality should be good. The downside is that someone else may be using the same package to design their logo.

Pros and cons of logo templates

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Why you should

  • +Professional design

    You can take comfort in the fact that someone with design knowledge and skills has done a big chunk of the work for you.

  • +Low cost

    Templates come relatively cheap; most designers make their money on multiple purchases, which drives down the overall cost.

  • +Vector files usually included

    These designs are meant to be editable for you to make a logo your own. You'll most likely be supplied with editable Illustrator or Photoshop files.

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Why you shouldn't

  • Not original

    The designer has created a template that anyone can purchase and modify. Be aware that your logo will not be 100% unique out of the box.

  • Someone else could have same logo

    This may not be the option for you if you're looking for a logo that's truly original and custom.

  • Need appropriate design software to edit

    You'll need the same editing software that the designer used to create the logo template, which could mean extra costs and learning time.

Where to find logo templates

Creative Market logo

Creative Market is a marketplace for ready-to-use design assets created and sold by independent creatives. You can find a wide range of assets, including logos, website templates, product mockups, and photography.

Check out Creative Market
Graphic Burger logo

Graphic Burger is an excellent resource library for design assets and freebies, with some created in-house and some sourced from around the web. Many of the assets are free, so make sure you're getting the correct file types you need to customize your logo.

Check out Graphic Burger
GraphicRiver logo

GraphicRiver is part of the Envato Market, a wide network of marketplaces for different resources. It offers a huge selection of assets available for a large number of industries, with costs varying depending on the asset.

Check out GraphicRiver

What you'll get

You'll be provided with the working logo template files so you can edit the name or other design elements. Check to make sure a vector file is included before purchasing.

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Who it's for

There are plenty of pre-made logo design options to choose from, as long as you're okay with the possibility of someone else having the same logo. You'll also need the appropriate software to edit files (e.g. Illustrator), but that gives you the freedom to make adjustments as you see fit. This is a good option for someone who needs a starting point and isn't afraid to do some DIY customization.