Have the skills and expertise alone is not enough, in addition to technical factors there are also non-technical factors that you need to support your efforts to become a great logo designer. Like not easily give up, work hard, love what we’re doing, focus, keep practicing and want to hear from other, these factors which I think is much more important.
David Airey said: “Do it because you love it!”
By Nadir Balcikli
The only recommendation I can give to the other logo designers is that “Pay attention to your efforts and make your work have features that will distinguish you from other designers. Never give in!”
By Leighton Hubbell
Study the masters. Draw a lot. Get a sketchbook. Study typography. Study design. Be a student of the craft. Work hard and pay your dues. Always, always, always work on your portfolio.
It’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. Make it so. And most of all, give your work a reason to live.
By Jacob Cass
Do the research, study the basics, read books & case studies, keep practicing, get involved within the community, get feedback on your designs, keep active… and then repeat. Wax on, wax off.
By Mike Erickson
Yes, find your own style and do your own thing. Don’t be afraid to step out of the circle and try new things and experiment. Listen to what your elders have said though. They have been there before you and design is ART and SCIENCE and SOME rules should not be changed but don’t be afraid to try and invent new rules. Be a trend setter not a trend follower. Enjoy what you do but grow thick skin.
By Brian Hoff
In order to become successful in anything you have to love what you do. Passion will always show through in your work and writing.
By Richard Scott
I would say try to be creative and as unique as possible. Create your own little niche within a fairly tough industry. Always keep a positive mind-set and have strong intent that you can and will succeed! Listen to others, ask questions and keep practicing whatever design process you feel most comfortable with. I would always recommend a design course of some sort to gain key knowledge and understanding of design principles. Whatever your skill level the main thing is to have a great concept.
By David Airey
Do it because you love it.
Source: David Airey Interview
By Rob Janoff
This is something I tell my kids: I could do this even if I’m not getting paid for it, because I like it so much, because now more than ever before there are so many people trying to become designers and work for agencies just because the tools that are available. So, it’s harder and harder to get work. And, the way some people have to get work is by apprenticing and working for nothing for somebody until they get that job, because there is so much competition.
By Sneh Roy
Watch and learn. Don’t copy, but observe and absorb. Not everyone is going to like your designs and not everyone is going to be nice about it. Don’t let the negatives bog you down. You will know when criticism is constructive but stern and when it is just downright mean. Focus on the constructive bit and you will be fine. Push yourself harder every time and once you start something, don’t give up cause you got up too late or someone, online said something rude!
By Srdjan Wizemark Kirtic
Be honest with yourself about what you do. If you are positive about it, step in and push hard. Be courageous and audacious. Be strong and persistent, learn constantly and upgrade yourself, and you’ll get there. If you’re not so sure, try to find someone to follow and learn along the way. But be careful of who you are following as well, because, if the vision is clear, you shouldn’t waste any time.