I’m not a designer, and I’ve never been great at coming up with branding or logos. That said, side projects with distinct and creative logos always look more reputable than those without.

Since plenty of you are probably like me and don’t have the greatest logo design skills, I’ve collected several great low-cost resources for designing and improving your side project’s logo. While this list isn’t comprehensive, it should give you enough options to get started and hopefully improve your project’s branding and look. Take a look at the link at the bottom of this page if you’d like to submit your own!

All Logo Creation and Design Tools

  • 1  FlatIcon ($0) - Free vector graphics and icons for use with attribution. Lots of great full-color logo elements here.

  • 1  Logo Rank ($0) - See how well your logo stacks up against well-known logos and best practices.

  • 1  LogoFox ($2) - A step-by-step logo creator that lets you make a logo for $2. You can also use the coupon code “CHECKLIST” for 20% off your order.

  • 0  Bootstrap Logos ($50) - Limited run logos that are affordable enough for startups or side projects.

  • 0  Free Minimal Logos ($0) - Focused on minimal, monochromatic logos free for use in commercial projects.

  • 0  Logo Foundry ($0) - Free professional logo design software with ease of use kept at the top of the priority list.

  • 0  LogoDust ($0) - Download free logos or purchase a unique mark for your project with exclusive use rights.

  • 0  Logojoy ($20) - Logojoy uses artificial intelligence to instantly generate beautiful, unique logo ideas for your business.

  • 0  Noun Project ($0) - New icons are added daily and they’re free with attribution.

  • 0  The Logo Company ($199) - Get expert input from designers, redraws, and a money-back guarantee.


Did I miss a tool that you love? Submit your suggestions here, or email me to suggest an update.