Logo Design for the masses, even an inexperienced Londoner!

Logo design in 15 minutes!

The number of free online sites offering Photoshop styled drag and drop design is quite frankly staggering. Which is great news if you need a logo or info-graphic on a tight budget. Long gone are the days when you needed to have deep pockets just to whip up a quick graphic or two. The business model for these sites is truly amazing, the snowball of traffic that the bigger names receive is the envy of every webmaster. Imagine giving away the bulk of your products and services and only charging for the “extras”. The Free traffic is so overwhelmingly massive that it can sustain the running the costs of these huge and resource hungry websites. As well as deliver the expected  healthy  margin of a digitally delivered online service, with no ad revenue!

Canva generated logo creation

Today I needed a logo for encouraging Iota cryptocurrency holders to buy services with the digital currency. Getting a bitcoin logo was quite easy, by Iota is still quite young, only coming to the market in 2017 and therefore didn’t seem to be much free to use icons available. So I had 15 minutes to spare and thought I would knock something together at canva.com. They have a wide range of  templates, so it was very easy to drill down to a suitable template and pull in the images I needed for a payment icon. The drag and drop makes the whole process a doddle and if you really do need to acquire images that are a bit special they will cost you pennies and are offered to the left of the palate. So just to recap.

Step 1. Watch video on loge design principles

Step 2 Head over to canva.com

Step 3 Choose a template that best matches your target graphic

Step 4 Re arrange and structure your design on the canvas

Step 5 Download your creation

Below is my simple creation which will be also offered on a free to use licence and hopefully be spread across many sites across the internet. Sometimes, you may need something very unique put together by a pro who spends hours on every curve and every pixel has a meaning. Obsession does not come close to describing the intensity of there art. If you’re in need of one of those Graphic designers then drop your details on the contact us page and we will put you in touch.

The Case for Iota, the cryptocurrency to power the third industrial revolution

I  recently  bought Iota crytocurrency because it was very clear that if we had to have a digital currency it’s properties had a greater advantage over the blockchain variations that will have serious issues scaling in the modern world. Investing  in cryptocurrency is risky but those who took that risk with web giants Amazon, Microsoft , Google, Facebook, Ebay have done very well for themselves. They key is to do the research initially and to keep doing the research to make sure the company your investing is achieving the goals as laid out in the published road map. Iota receives a lot of FUD from it’s blockchain cousins, who seemingly want to get rid of there FREE from fees baby cousin before it matures to  it’s full potential.  After watching this video in which Jeremy  Rifkin (Economist) lays out a road map to usher in a new economic system. It covers, climate change , declining productivity, IOTA devices and  there savings. Retro fitting  old infrastructure with IOT monitors and renewable energy technology to increase productivity globally.

For me it’s a confirmation that Iota has all the benefits to be the financial backbone for the smart devices for the new emerging economic models described in the speech by Jeremy Rifkin. He makes a great point that  currently 62 individuals who have amassed a net worth equal to 3.5 BILLION people. Which is half the worlds population to highlight the imbalance of the current system.  The only thing  about the video which I find annoying, as is seems to be holding on to theory of evolution. For a man that is so knowledgeable in the sciences, how is it he is completely unaware of the blueprint code in every cell called DNA. Any programmer on the planet would be to explain that complex code can not be brought about by chance or natural selection. A code with built in error checking does not come about by chance, 1 single plant cell has code more complex  then any spacecraft man has ever built, are we to believe  that NASA Orion Space merely evolved!! Aside from that it’s very good insight into where were heading in the third industrial revolution!