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Finishing a logo

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Ben Maud, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Ben Maud

    Ben Maud Member

    Hi all,

    I'm new to this forum, so firstly nice to meet you :icon_smile:. Secondly, I'm starting out in graphic design, and was wondering, when you finish a logo on illustrator, before sending it to a client, does it matter what size the artboard is? Should it be as close to the size of the logo or not make a difference.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  2. gprovan

    gprovan Member

    Probably best to keep the artboard close to the edge of the logo. Sometimes if there's to be clear space around the logo, make the distance to the artboard the size of the clear space.

    I also find that if you've created the logo at say 20cm in width that if you reduce the size to 5cm (including the artboard) and save, this reduces the file size yet keeps all the information there. Plus it's a good size for the client.
  3. Ben Maud

    Ben Maud Member

    Can you see how wide you have made the logo? I have made it but different really give too much thought to the size as it can be scaled down by the client/printer or web designer im guessing?

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    It really doesn't matter. I send all my clients logos in an A4 document, 2 on each page.
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  5. Ben Maud

    Ben Maud Member

    Cheers just what I needed to know. Also anyone that freelances, how do find you best bring in new business??
  6. Ian Bonner

    Ian Bonner Member

    That's a million dollar question with probably a million different answers.
  7. Ben Maud

    Ben Maud Member

    Ok ill rephrase that slightly different,

    Just out of curiosity what ways do people feel best brings it in for them. Do some of you prefer cold calling, do others send out literature etc? just curious to know what different people do and what kind of results they recieve.
  8. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Get out there and get talking to people. Drop people emails, you never know what's going to happen!
  9. Ben Maud

    Ben Maud Member

    Yeah its a good idea, had some success emailing so will continue with that. Is it hard to keep a constant workflow coming in as a freelance designer? obviously im guessing big contracts with a lot of work are ideal, but are they few and far between or quite easy to come across?

    Basically as Im starting out, just want some help in how others have achieved succcess.

    Appreciate the feedback

  10. NUGFX

    NUGFX Member

    when i can i tend to go to design expos in the nec / london and make potenial clients that way also emails and going round bars / clubs (not the scally places) but business places.

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