Creating a logo is a major undertaking—if you ask the brand agencies that charge thousands and thousands of dollars to make them. We all know how essential logos are to build a strong brand identity, but it doesn’t have to be rocket science—stock vectors can be easily adapted to create a unique and powerful logo for your company or organization. The beauty of using Storyblocks is that our license allows you to adapt existing graphic elements into logos without any copyright worries.
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Take a look at these formulas, which show the simplicity behind the logos of major, international corporations. Hopefully, these will get your design neurons firing.
A common combination is an icon plus your company’s name:
Although this is an older version of Starbucks’ logo, the badge is a well-known composition in logo design, especially for traditional or nostalgic industries:
And yet another classic example of icon plus business is from our very own sister site, Storyblocks:
The key to successfully incorporating stock vectors into your logo design is to look for parts of each vector you want to download and blend it into your overall aesthetic. That means avoiding a copy and paste technique, and instead picking and choosing which elements inspire you the most and can help streamline your process. Here are our 30 favorite vectors for logo design.
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Keep an open-mind as you explore our our graphics and try to imagine the possibilities and opportunities when you combine a variety of elements. And remember, simplicity is the key!