I am getting frustrated trying to design a logo for my company. It is taking me longer to launch my website because of it. Should I have a professional handle the logo for me or should I just throw up something I am not satisfied with?
If you’re asking this question, 99% of the time you should hire someone.
By asking this question you show that at least one (likely all of) the following are true:
- You care about the design enough to want it to be done very well (as you should).
- You don’t feel very confident in your own ability to create a great logo.
- You don’t have a very clear goal in mind and could use some more thought on the subject.
- You don’t have the know how or time to carry out your idea in a way that creates the logo at a high quality.
If two of them are true (I sure hope the first one is), you should hire someone to do it for you. That doesn’t mean you pay someone $5 to do it either, you need to pay someone who actually knows that they’re doing or else they won’t be of a help to you at all, which means it may cost little more than what you’re wanting to pay. A good logo is hard work and takes a lot of thought and effort. Compensation has to cover that.