I provide printing services, so I often work with clients who are in need of logo design. I think you`d do well to work with an experienced designer.
You`ll want to share some ideas about what you like, then have the designer send you some rough designs to choose from. You can then select what you like and have the designer refine the logo. Once you have your final logo, be sure to have the designer save it in several formats for you. You might want a low res bitmap version for web pages and e-mail signatures, and a vector eps file for print work.
I recently had my own logo redone by an experienced artist/illustrator/graphic designer named Barbara Harmon. She can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have referred several clients to Barbara, and all were pleased with her work.
Honestly, if you are seeking a logo that you can go here and develop your logo in a matter of minutes. http://www.logoyes.com/?bid=18&aid=CD242&opt=
This is where I send my customers when they are on a budget but want to get nice looking LOGOS, plus you get free business cards with it after you are done.
Good Luck and tell me if it worked out for you
No matter who you choose to create your logo, the most important decision you need to make is about your brand identity - and you need to be crystal clear in your own mind about what that is before you ask someone else to create a visual symbol of that identity. Don`t confuse your logo with your brand. Hopefully, you`ve already got this handled, but just in case, I wanted to warn you.
I`ve seen so many businesses whose logos have no relationship to what their businesses stand for and, of course, that`s just a symptom of a bigger problem. They haven`t stopped to clearly define the promise they are making to their customers and potential customers, the words they want to "own" in their customers` minds - in other words, the value they bring to the table that makes them unique from, and better than, their competition in at least one meaningful way.
Having said all of the above, I also agree with those advocating for use of a professional designer - one who also understands the mechanical side of their designs - that is, what prints well, what prints cheaply, etc. A design that fails to take real-world applications into account will end up costing you far more than a good designer.
True to what PeerBoard Coach said,
It took me 14 designs, before I made a commitment to my companies Logo. Once I made the commitment and was able to relate my business with the Logo it was easier for me to brand the business. I think before you decide what you want to represent to others, make rough drafts, show them to friends, peers, and others and see what they have to say. Sit back and think to yourself "Is this really how I want people to identify me as" and the image will be much clearer that what you expected.