Top 8 Best Logo Design & Branding Courses Online (Free & Paid)

Top 8 Best Logo Design & Branding Courses Online (Free & Paid)

Want to learn logo design online?

There’s certainly no shortage of logo design and branding courses, classes, training videos or tutorials online, making it difficult to choose what’s right for you.

To help this process, I’ve compiled the best logo courses online based on my experience as a brand designer and by asking other experts in the field.

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There are courses from industry veterans; Debbie Millman, Bill Gardner, Von Glitchka, Chris Do and many more.

When choosing your course, take into consideration the value, cost, length and content of each course, and the fact that some options are subscriptions, meaning you will get access to multiple courses and instructors.

Top 8 Logo Design & Branding Courses (Free & Paid)

These are the top free and paid logo courses online, with their cost and time required to complete the course/video.

Please take note you will need software such as Adobe Illustrator to learn logo design. Click here for 65% off  Adobe Software.

Course Provider Cost (USD) Length
LogoCore $72-$320 (inc 65% off Adobe CC) 15-20 hours
Coursera 7 day free trial then $49/month 6 months (or less)
Udemy $10/course 10-15 hours
LinkedIn Learning 1 month free trial then $49/month 1-2 hours per video
Skillshare 2 months free trial then $10/month 30mins – 2hours per video
CreativeLive $39/month 3-5 hours per module
Futur $149 12 hours (2 hours per module)
Adobe on Udemy Free 8 hours

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See here for the best free graphic design courses.

LogoCore Masterclass (includes 65% off Adobe Creative Cloud + 10% Discount)

LogoCore Masterclass

The LogoCore Masterclass is the most in-depth online logo course available, perfect for beginners and intermediate designers looking to learn logo design.

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Master Adobe Illustrator, learn grid structures, how to vectorize a logo, how to present design work, create a styleguide, build a creative brief, get valuable feedback, animate logos and so much more. They also have a mentorship program.

Get an exclusive 10% discount with coupon code ‘JUST10’. Simply enter the coupon at checkout.

The best part? You get 65% off Adobe Creative Cloud.

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$72-$320 | 15-20 hours

Coursera (Extensive 6 Month Design & Branding Course)

Coursera Design Course

If you’re wanting to a deeper dive into design fundamentals, typography, branding and logo design you should enroll in Coursera’s Graphic Design Specialization Course in association with California Institute of the Arts. The course goes over six months and costs $49 a month, and has a closing course ‘Brand a New Brand’ which puts all your new skills into practice.

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7 day free trial, then $49/month | 6 Months

or get Coursera Plus for $499 for the whole year, with access to 3000+ other courses.

Logo Design Masterclass on Udemy

Logo Design Masterclass on Udemy

The Logo Design Masterclass on Udemy uses a hands-on approach to learning Adobe Illustrator and logo design as a whole.

This course contains 13 sections and 85 lectures, so it’s packed with value!

In addition to understanding the qualities of an effective logo, I also love that you learn about:

  • Working with clients and conducting research to give them the logo they desire
  • Formulating and sketching your logo ideas
  • Creating, editing, and finalizing your logo in Illustrator (There is a heavy focus on this)

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$10 (Exclusive partner price – 90% off!) | 8-15 hours to complete

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda)

LinkedIn Learning - Von Glitschka Logo Course

There are two great teachers on LinkedIn Learning that I recommend you check out; Von Glitschka and Bill Gardner, both heavy-weights in the design industry.

Von Glitschka (Learning Logo Design)

Von’s 2.5hr class ‘Learning Logo Design‘ is packed full of juicy tips, not just for creating logos but the actual business of design; determining scope, quoting, naming, crafting identities and brand systems, pitching your work, styleguides and much more. Von also has 6 other classes available.

Bill Gardner (Logo Development Series)

Currently, Bill has 10+ tutorials on logo design, but I recommended to start on his ‘Logo Development‘ series which goes into the fundamentals of logo design. Bill actually goes into the of value of preparation and research before getting into the creative side of things, discovering the motivations behind a client’s decision to rebrand as well as competitor analysis. A higher level look at the logo design process.


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1 month free trial then $59/month with LinkedIn Premium | 1-2 hours per video

Skillshare

Aaron Draplin Logo Course

For a quick dip into logo design, Skillshare offer short classes on logo design. Although these classes are a great way to wet your toes, they don’t offer a holistic solution to learning brand design, but they are perfect for learning & refining particular skills. For an energy-packed class, be sure to watch Aaron Draplin’s logo design tutorials.

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2 months free trial then $10-$20 month | 30 minutes to 2 hours per video

CreativeLive

CreativeLive Branding Courses

CreativeLive offer a number of logo design & branding tutorials from a variety of different teachers. Like Skillshare, these vary in scope and quality and are shorter in length.

If you’re a business owner (non-designer) and are looking to learn the basics for your own “DIY logo”, check out this class on logo design for your small business.

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$39/monthly pass or $25/month with a yearly subscription | 3-5 hours per module

Futur – Logo Design & Construction Course

Logo Design Course

This Logo Design & Construction course from The Futur, teaches you the creative process of logo design and “best practices from design professionals who charge $10k+”.

There are 6 modules that explore the different types of logo design; letter marks, monoline logos, word mark logos, symbols, combination marks and crests. The Futur also have a number of free logo design videos on YouTube.

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$149 | 2 hours per module (x6)

Top Free Logo Design Courses Online

Want to know how to learn logo design for free? Here are the best free course to learn logo design online.

Professional Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Udemy - Free Graphic Design Course Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

In Professional Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator, created by Rawson Uddin, students are given access to over seven hours of on-demand video courses, as well as full lifetime access and receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. The only recommended requirement is to have a basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator as the course is an advanced lesson.

Throughout the course, you will learn about a plethora of topics that can help you design your own logo or maybe even start a logo design business on the side. These topics include:

  • How to choose the right typeface
  • Using simple shapes in a design
  • Designing with negative space
  • Choosing colors for the logo
  • Adding other effects to your logo design

Along with the course, you can download a working file to practice with as you go through the course. All in all, the Professional Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator provides a robust class for those looking to start designing logos.

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Free | 8 hours

See here for more top free logo design courses.

How to choose the best Logo Design Course for you

Choosing to take an online course to learn logo design or the business of design is a very honorable thing to do. Like you, I understand that time, money and many other factors can keep you from picking one course to take over another.

I hope that the courses showcased here can give you some idea of some of the best paid & free logo design courses available online today.

Top 8 Logo Design & Branding Courses (Free & Paid)

Here are the best courses summarized again.

Course Provider Cost (USD) Length
LogoCore $72-$320 (inc 65% off Adobe CC) 15-20 hours
Coursera 7 day free trial then $49/month 6 months (or less)
Udemy $10/course 10-15 hours
LinkedIn Learning 1 month free trial then $49/month 1-2 hours per video
Skillshare 2 months free trial then $10/month 30mins – 2hours per video
CreativeLive $39/month 3-5 hours per module
Futur $149 12 hours (2 hours per module)
Adobe on Udemy Free 8 hours

 

Have you taken an online branding course? Let us know more about it in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Top 8 Best Logo Design & Branding Courses Online (Free & Paid)”

  1. Hey Jacob,

    Great list! For anyone that is interested in a course about the thinking that comes BEFORE logo design, I created a course that helps you in becoming a more strategic designer. The course focusses on the fundamentals of brand strategy. There’s also a mini-course on learning how to do a brand workshop, with helps so much in creating more appropriate design solutions and endless feedback iterations.
    For anyone interested, you can find out more here (some free lessons as wel): https://let-s-talk-branding.teachable.com/

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