Logo Design with Grids: Timeless Style from Simple Shapes

George Bokhua, Digital Graphic Designer & Illustrator

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8 Videos (31m)
    • Introduction

      1:58
    • Why Gridding?

      4:16
    • Gridded Examples from my Work

      3:59
    • Sketching Logo Ideas

      5:28
    • Gridding Your Logo on Paper

      3:13
    • Executing Your Logo in Illustrator

      9:26
    • Finishing Touches

      2:06
    • Conclusion

      0:34

About This Class

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What makes a logo design feel “perfect”? How do you fine-tune simple shapes to achieve visual stopping power? Learn how to design a modern, minimalistic logo from start to finish, and then add that extra punch of perfection to make it stand the test of time.

In this 30-minute class, graphic designer George Bokhua walks us through his process of incorporating grids and geometric shapes into logos so that you can unlock that feeling of timelessness in your own marks.

Key lessons include:

  • Why gridding is important + examples for inspiration
  • How to sketch your logo on grid paper
  • Executing your mark in Adobe Illustrator
  • Adjusting your grids to complete the mark

This class is perfect for graphic designers and illustrators looking to explore a methodical approach to logo design, as well as entrepreneurs and brands who need a starting point for making their own logos stand out.

If you’re totally new to Adobe Illustrator, have no fear; this exercise lives 80% on paper, and that extra 20% of polish takes place on the computer.

So grab a pencil and let’s make beautiful marks together!

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For an overview on logo design theory with George Bokhua, join 20,000 fellow students in his previous class Design a Logo in Modern Style.

1,058 of 1,065 students recommendSee All

Very good step by step demonstration. Very good explanation of thought process.
This definitely helped reinforce my decision to use a logo grid and give me some ways to use them. My professor tried to tell me logo grids are restricting, but I think you may see a shape or negative space you would have missed otherwise. Bokhua's examples really helped me think about usage.
Cynthia Hughey

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George Bokhua is a very good logo designer.