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Effective Logo Design for Non-Designers in PowerPoint

Learn the main principles of logo design and practical techniques to create your logo in PowerPoint 2010

  • Free tutorial
  • Rating: 4.7 out of 54.7 (218 ratings)
  • 10,481 students
  • 1hr 9min of on-demand video
  • Created by Anita Nipane
  • English

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to create professional looking logos in PowerPoint 2010 or newer version
  • Learn the basic principles of good logo design
  • Understand the color psychology
  • Understand the meaning of shapes in logo symbols
  • Learn how to combine fonts
  • Add new fonts to your computer
  • Test, if your logo is readable
  • Know where to get images that can be legally used


  • Basic Knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Access to the Internet
  • Willingness to learn


The course was fully updated on Jan 4, 2018.


Need a logo for your startup or blog, but don’t want to hire a designer? That’s OK. You can learn how to create a simple logo by yourself. I’ll show you how to do this in PowerPoint 2010 (or you can use a newer version).

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In the first part of the course I will explain you good logo design principles, basics of color theory and shape psychology. You will also learn the rules behind combining different fonts so that they look good together and will find out how to install free and beautiful fonts on your computer so that you can use them in PowerPoint and create more sophisticated designs.

In the second part you will discover how to practically create your own logo in PowerPoint by using the existing shapes, combining them and creating new shapes. You will also learn how to test your logo to be sure that it will look good and will be readable on different color backgrounds and in different sizes. 

And in the bonus section, you will find out where you can get free images for your other design projects,  and few more cheap logo creation alternatives.

Don’t worry if you haven’t studied in a design or art school, because with the tools available, ANYBODY can create simple logos for their startup, blog or website. And this is what you will learn in this course. As a result, you will be able to create your logo even if you are just trying for the first time.

Since I value your time, the lectures are just as long as they need to be in order to show you practical information and tips. No empty talk.

In the case you don’t find this course valuable, you can always receive a full refund within 30 days of purchase through Udemy.

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Enroll in this course and create your logo now!

Who this course is for:

  • Bloggers
  • Startup owners
  • Solo entrepreneurs
  • DIY marketers

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Course content

10 sections β€’ 35 lectures β€’ 1h 18m total lengthCollapse all sections

Welcome to The Course!1 lecture β€’ 1min

  • Introduction01:20

Choose Your Brand Personality to Increase its Recognition4 lectures β€’ 14min

  • How Do You Want Others to Perceive Your Brand?02:12
  • 5 Main Principles of Effective Logo Design03:40
  • 5 Types of Logo Design03:15
  • The Psychology of Logo Shapes04:23

Create Professionally Looking Color Schemes4 lectures β€’ 9min

  • Why is Your Logo Color Important?02:36
  • Which Colors Would Look Good Together?04:07
  • How To Choose Your Brand Colors?00:18
  • 7 Tips That Will Help you Choosing the Right Colors for Your Brand02:10

Combine Fonts Like a Pro4 lectures β€’ 10min

  • Understand Fonts02:38
  • 3 Principles of Perfectly Paired Fonts04:45
  • 7 Typographic Contrasts02:22
  • Use Thousands of Free Fonts to Create More Creative Designs00:21

Practice – Create Your Logo in PowerPoint 20106 lectures β€’ 10min

  • Create Your Logo Using PowerPoint Standard Shapes03:10
  • Create Your Logo by Changing Forms of PowerPoint Standard Shapes02:17
  • Create Your Logo by Creating New Shapes in PowerPoint03:28
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in PowerPoint00:20
  • Combine Shapes Explained00:35
  • Make Your Logo Offline/Online Ready1 page

Test Your Logo3 lectures β€’ 5min

  • The Principles of Testing Your Logo02:38
  • Test Your Logo in Black and White00:46
  • Invert Your Logo01:06

Other Cheap Tools For Creating Your Logo3 lectures β€’ 6min

  • Create Your Logo from Templates04:14
  • Use Free Logo Design01:43
  • List of 25 Online Logo Maker Tools – Create Text Based or Icon Based Logo00:30

Get Free Images Legally2 lectures β€’ 3min

  • 60+ Resources – Get Free Images Legally for Free00:22
  • Find Any Image You Need on Google02:39
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Archived Lectures – Create Your Logo in PicMonkey5 lectures β€’ 17min

  • Create Your Logo With Picmonkey10:29
  • Create a Logo from Scratch in PicMonkey – 2 More Examples03:55
  • Test Your Logo in Grayscale01:08
  • Test Your Logo with Colors00:51
  • Don’t forget to write down your brand color codes and font names!00:34

Conclusion3 lectures β€’ 3min

  • Create Your Logo Style Guide02:11
  • Resources00:04
  • Conclusion00:24

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