If you need to brand your small business on a budget, this post can help. Whether you run a local blog or small shop, there are lovely resources to help. Most people decide within seconds of visiting your site, of whether they want to stay. You can have a pretty theme. But it often looks more professional if you brand everything together (business cards, stationary, blog logo and even shop sign).
But if you can’t afford thousands of pounds to create a custom branding, check out the resources below. You can find very nice affordable pre-made logos (you can load these yourself or pay a few pounds extra to get the text changed for you). Or if you do want a custom brand, below are some ethical designers who can do this: custom logos do cost quite a bit more, but these are run mostly by one-woman bands, so won’t break the bank, and also give you something really nice in return.
Do with these what you will: you can use them to make recycled business cards and stationary, use them as designs for your small shop reusable cloth bags, or even use them for shop signs to hang tags. You can use them for custom wedding invites, handmade soap packaging or local food menus. All you need do is make one small purchase (check the site for licensing) and then use free or low-cost software to type in your details.
Pretty Affordable Logos
- Maggie Molloy is from over the water on the Emerald Isle. She sells bundles of gorgeous pre-made logos, you are sure to find something to fit.
- Ramble Road Studios makes dozens of lovely affordable logos, for every ilk of small business. From recipe blogs to children’s boutiques to pet groomers, you will find something lovely. You can also choose to amend the colours.
- Rebecca Watson offers nice logos at an affordable price. Many are based around nature (her husband is a lecturer in forestry in Cumbria). These are really nice. Download her free logo cheatsheet.
- Wildflowers & Pixels offers really nice quality custom logos. Claire also runs Mutley’s Marketing (ideal if you are trying to get the word out about your organic dog treats!) Check out her husband’s pet photography portraits at Mutley’s Snaps – the best on the web!
Beautiful Business Branding
- Bluchic not only offers lovely themes (many with free online shop software) but also offers lots of other graphic goodies too like landing page templates and social media templates. You can if wished, buy them altogether a bundle for a cohesive brand to give your business a beauty makeover.
- Coded Creative & Blog Pixie both offer lovely graphics and logos, to match their own themes, or any others.
- Posh Pixels Co not only offers a few logos and social media add-ons, but also designs feminine branding kits. One order includes logos, business cards, blog and website elements and social media designs.
- Blog Pixie offers beautiful logos and fonts, alongside gorgeous blog kits, which you can use to customise all your branding. Typical kits include fonts, textures and graphics for your blog or stationary.
- Free Pin It Buttons are available from January May design. If you use Pinterest, it’s nice to have a pretty Pin-it button on your post (used on this site) to encourage sharing.
- Emma Curran is a talented designer in Essex. These are custom designs, but ideal for a nice English rose design, for bigger budgets.
Gorgeous Affordable Graphics
- Peace ART (also sold on Etsy) offers totally gorgeous illustrated art, inspired from Russia, the most heavily-forested country on earth. It’s clear she has a love of all species, and many of these graphics are centred around wild animals and birds. You could use them for charity greetings cards.
- Lisa Glanz offers gorgeous graphics, many feature adorable animals, you will fall in love with these. Ideal to brand a pet groomer to an animal charity shop, find everything from super-cute fonts to beautiful graphic bundles. Her personal portrait creators are especially popular.
- Nicky Laatz became the first online illustration at Creative Market to generate $1 million, that’s how talented she is. The business success enabled her family to move from South Africa to their dream home in Cornwall. Thankful for her ‘wonderful lot in life’, she loves to help others brand their own business.
Here’s from from Lisa Glanz: