I love working online and over the years I have discovered where my strengths and weaknesses are. I’m not ashamed to admit that design is something I’m not good at. I can write an article from a blank slate, but when it comes to designing from scratch, I just can’t do it. I think it’s because I’m very analytical, and not creative. So today I want to share with you how to get a high-quality minimalist logo for cheap.
Finding the Hidden Gems on Fiverr
I am a huge fan of minimalist logos! If you look at all the biggest brands out there such as eBay, PayPal, Stripe, Uber, etc… they all have very minimalist logos. My previous woorkup logo was simply something I bought off of GraphicRiver a couple years ago for $20. I was never really happy with it, but at the time it worked. I lot of people I know have used 99designs.com to get a logo and it has been hit or miss. I have seen really bad ones and really good ones. The problem is their prices start at $299. Ouch!
Now don’t get me wrong, I fully believe in investing in your brand. But I was not quite ready to fork that over yet. I also run 7+ different sites that probably could use new logos. So I went hunting for alternatives. I have had good success on Fiverr in the past, in fact, that is where both my brother and I got our caricatures. There is talent on Fiverr, you just have to find it.
A big thing I think people forget about Fiverr is that not everyone lives in the awesome USA. The cost of living here is pretty outrageous, that and self-employment taxes can be killer. I could never make a living on Fiverr simply because I would have to crank out more than what is possible for one person. Even if I outsourced stuff the margins would still be incredibly small.
I bring this up because a lot of the great talent is Fiverr gigs from creators outside of the USA. The cost of living in some countries is dirt cheap, and there are even countries that don’t have taxes! Wow, I am already convincing myself to move… So there are creators in these countries that can make a perfectly comfortable living; especially if they are fast at their craft.
Fiverr also recently introduced Fiverr pro gigs, which are higher-quality gigs that cost anywhere from $20 all the way up to $500. So in my opinion, the quality on Fiverr is getting better. These new gigs will attract even more talent. But you still have to be very careful.
obus88 Minimalist Logo Gig
Today I’m giving a shout out to obus88 on Fiverr. After looking through his portfolio I decided to give him a try. He has over 4,500 reviews with a 5-star rating. For $50 you can get a vector logo with 2 revisions. $30 if you don’t want the vector! That is more of the price range I was looking for. Especially if I become a repeat customer. If you want more than one logo mockup you can upgrade as well. Here’s a small glimpse at some of his previous portfolio pieces.
2018 Update: He has raised his prices to a $100 minimum. He is that good and I don’t blame him. It’s still a killer deal for this guys talent if you ask me.
Pretty great stuff right? A lot better than I’m sure you are used to seeing if you looked for logos on Fiverr a couple years ago.
The New woorkup Logo
I purchased the minimalist logo gig from obus88 and it took about a week. I got 2 revisions and below is what I finally ended up with. I am still contemplating a different font face, but am very happy with the results. Since I got a vector of the logo, I can easily change the font myself and scale the logo as needed in Affinity Designer. As you can see it is very minimal and had no issues with the seller at all. I will definitely be purchasing again for some other sites.
As you can see, getting a high-quality minimalist logo for an affordable price is very possible! There are a couple Fiverr gigs this year that I have now been using for a variety of different things, and I have been pleasantly surprised. You just have to do a little searching beforehand. Ready to get your own logo?
I would love to hear what you think about the new woorkup logo. And if you have any awesome Fiverr gigs you think I should check out, let me know below in the comments.
6 thoughts on “How to Get a High-Quality Minimalist Logo for Cheap (Case Study)”
The new logo looks really neat and clean. Thanks for sharing your experience.
I’m looking for a good logo and will surely look on Fiverr now.
Glad you like it! Yes, I was surprised by some of the talent on there! Fiverr is definitely getting better. Will definitely be my go to for logos from now on.
Always loved the logo so it’s interesting to know the story behind it – thanks for sharing! :)
Obus is great and docile person with much enhanced creativity.
I used couple of gigs, but he is best.
Thanks Brian! His prices have now doubled! Did you use him for any other sites? Portfolio is impressive.
Hey Bill! I see that. I’ve added an update to the article. I personally think this guy was undercharging because his talent is way above most of the others on Fiverr. Even with his new prices, it’s a no-brainer in my opinion.