Custom Logos and Icons with Free Online Tool

Branding is very important. This is true of everything from a blog to a brick-and-mortar business. And a big part of branding comes from having your own unique logo. You could hire a freelance graphic designer to create a logo for you, but this can prove costly. There has to be a cheaper alternative.

And that’s what leads us to today’s review. We’re taking a look at Online Logo Maker, a “free professional logo design tool” for everyone. The interface is reasonably simple, yet the features are remarkably robust for what you get. Do you want a free custom logo? Let’s see how it works.

Making Logos For Free Online

Even people who are more technologically savvy can struggle to truly understand more complex programs like Photoshop and Illustrator. More still, these programs can be very expensive and they require a local installation on your computer.

Two of the big differences with this logo creator is that it is free and that it is completely online. This means that you don’t have to outlay a large sum of money for the software and it also means that you can access the tool anywhere you can get onto the Internet.

This isn’t necessarily a replacement for hiring a professional, per se, but it is a great alternative for people on tighter budgets who still want to exercise a great deal of control over branding.

Choose From Several Symbols, Colors and Fonts

After going to the main page for Online Logo Maker, you’ll see a very obvious button where you can launch right into the logo creation tool.

Packaged in with this online software are a variety of tools you can use to create your custom logo. In addition to a range of different fonts, you’ll also find a substantial library of symbols that you can mix, remix, and rearrange to suit your needs. Shown above is just a small sample from this library. By combining and re-arranging them, you can really make your logo your own.

There is also the option of uploading images from your own library to supplement these symbols. This will be important if you already have a certain style, logo, or symbol that you would like to include in the new art design.

The Creation Tool and the Final Product

In regards to the creation tool itself, I found it quite easy to use and understand. Unlike PhotoShop where you need to switch layers before being able to manipulate that layer, the Online Logo Maker lets you click on the object itself and make changes as needed.

I used the free logo making tool to mock up a new logo for Dot Com Pho, just to see what was possible. So, in this case, I stacked one symbol (the one with the three people) on top of another symbol (the bowl of rice… since I couldn’t find a bowl of noodles). I then changed the colors for some of the individual segments by simply clicking on that area then selecting the color from the selector in the lower-right. Finally, I added the text, changed the font, and put on a texture as the color.

This was all very easy to use and, when you consider importing some of your own custom art, you can see how it can be very easy to make a unique logo. Even changing the font size didn’t mean choosing a specific font pitch; you simply dragged the anchors that appeared around the text box. One caveat is that the file can only be saved as a PNG at the moment and this isn’t immediately obvious from the “save” screen.

The Accompanying Free Tool for Making Icons

Going along with the logo creation tool is a free icon maker that works in much the same way.

This utility is much more limited, though, as you only select the colors, the text, the font, and the shadow. It does the job, but it doesn’t allow nearly as much for customization.

PhotoShop and Illustrator for Dummies?

Both the Online Logo Maker and the Online Icon Maker are fairly simple to use and the price is certainly right. You will need to take some time to fiddle around with the available options, but this much more novice-friendly than a fuller program suite like Illustrator and Photoshop. At the same time, this is much more purpose-built than a program like MS Paint. You don’t want to make your logo in Paint.


54 thoughts on “Custom Logos and Icons with Free Online Tool”

  1. Goa Carnival says:

    Really awesome tool, We can get our amazing logo at no cost. 😉

    1. This will be a really boon for those people who have tonnes of website and want to have logo in each one.

      1. Erwin Miradi says:

        Yeah that is right. When you have tons of websites the last thing you want is wasting more time on logo creation for each site. This free online tool will definitely comes to use.

    2. panax says:

      I absolutely agree:)

    3. Mate Hegedus says:

      With a bit of photoshop, we can do just that.

      1. Erwin Miradi says:

        @Mate Hegedus

        Sure we can. But don’t you think using this tool will save more time and money? Unless you were talking about cracked version of PhotoShop of course.

      2. panax says:

        A good website for photoshop, but who do not know

    4. Erwin Miradi says:

      @Goa Carnival
      Yeah you are right! “At no cost” sounds nice for me..

  2. A very good tool indeed. I’m sure it will be popular. As for me though, I prefer Photoshop but I do see a need for a service like this, fast, simple and nice looking logo’s in no time 🙂

    1. panax says:

      There is already a long time on this web site

  3. panax says:

    A great program. review and if necessary I will buy

  4. Rafal says:


    I use for all my logos. Check it out. It’s free and you might like it.



    1. Hey that site is good , just made one for my bollywood site.,

    2. Erwin Miradi says:

      Thanks for more reference Rafal. I’ll put it on my note so whenever I need to create massive number of logos I can choose which online tool to use.

    3. panax says:

      Even free demo will be sufficient.

  5. Divya says:

    you are right friend, really it is nice tool to make logos, but may i know what are major advantages of using this tool, when compare to other tool.

    1. Rafal says:

      It’s quick, free and you don’t have to have graphic designer skills to make a really nice logo. It’s kinda cheap and quick solution if you’re on a budget.

    2. @ Divya

      Michael described all the benefits in his post. Please read whole post and you will get it.

    3. Erwin Miradi says:

      Explaining it will be an act of repeating the whole posts all over again. Try to read the post, man. Michael explained that already in the post.

  6. Linetoweb says:

    Yeh nice tool to make logo and icons that too free

    Thanks for sharing this


  7. Marcus says:

    This review came at the perfect time, as I was looking into outsourcing the creation of a new logo. I still might do it in the end, and hire a designer off one of my favorite Internet marketing forums.

    But it’s nice to have this easy, DIY alternative. I could even use Online Logo Maker to produce a rough concept of what I want in a logo, and then bring in a designer to give it a professional look.

    Thanks for the tip, John.

    1. Now that we call a perfect professional thinking.

  8. Thanks John..I’ve been thinking I need a logo for my new coaching business–will check this out.


    1. Its Michael. Newly wed boy ..

      Michael your post is helping someone nice to see that.

    2. Erwin Miradi says:

      Yeah this post is indeed helpful. But that was Michael who wrote it, not John.

  9. Joe says:

    Are you guys kidding me. This is about as useful as a cock flavoured lollypop. This would help you, Maybe, if you were a low income farm supply store operating out of a trailer somewhere on the florida panhandle.Otherwise if you are serious about people taking you seriously, hire a designer, spend the money and you wont look like a tool.

    1. Erwin Miradi says:

      Man, you sound like a desperate and scared logo designer to me.

  10. This website will help all them who want a logo or icon for for their website or any upcoming project.

    1. So Madhav are you going to try it ?

    2. Erwin Miradi says:

      Yeah. Especially those who don’t have much of time to design their own logo with PhotoShop.

  11. PPC Ian says:

    That’s really cool, it’s amazing what you can get for free these days. That logo and button builder seems really great. Man, I feel like I’ve paid $ for stuff that I could have just gotten for free. 🙂

    1. But in that case you need to invest your time and in such time you could have earn in multiple times.

      This is great for those people who wants to build logo for each website so that it can get professional look.

    2. Erwin Miradi says:

      Yeah. There are a lot of services available these days so useful that I think they aren’t supposed to be free. But well, they always have some way to make money out of it.

  12. It’s a great concept if the program actually worked.

    I can’t change the colors at all and there’s no way to upgrade.

    They should have their act together before promoting it.

  13. fazal mayar says:

    nice review, as bloggers or online business owners we need a professional logo 🙂

    1. And for that you should hire a professional logo designer because they know colour combination better than you.

    2. Erwin Miradi says:

      I agree. It’s important for branding purpose. If you have tighter budget, then this tool is one good option.

  14. fas says:

    Very nice service indeed. Worth a try.

  15. Free tool cannot make a professional logo so we always prefer to buy custom logo design

  16. Hey Michael hows your honeymoon collection is going on ?

      1. Erwin Miradi says:


        Michael Kwan just got married sometimes ago Mate. Maybe you missed the post.

  17. Beautiful,nice,awesome logo and very useful and helpful tool
    thanks john

  18. winning says:

    great stuff, thanks John

  19. Cheolsu says:

    I have always used free online tools to design logos. I will add this to list of websites I am currently using. Thank you./

  20. DRG says:

    Great Work..Thnks..!

  21. great tool,thanks for share.

  22. Erwin Miradi says:

    Nice tool. For such useful tool I can’t really believe that it’s free. I have a lot of websites so maybe I can use this to create a lot of different logos instead of going back and forth to the PhotoShop. I’ll try the tool out pretty soon.

  23. panax says:

    Add pictures that play well?

  24. Tools will help to reduce manual design work process

  25. Divya says:

    yeah its a great tool., where even i dont know about photoshop and all. but now i created a simple logo for my online money making blog… thanks for the tool;

  26. iskandarX says:

    This great, I don’t need photoshop anymore. Photoshop require high skill but this tool as easy to use for everyone.

  27. TV Rockstars says:

    Sweet! I’m going to try and make 1 for my blog. Wish me luck.

  28. Good Stuff – I usually use Gimp for all my image-manipulation needs – but this is actually remarkable. I had some websites where you can actually hire people to make logos for you – I don’t need to name them anymore since this is REALLY A GAME CHANGER 4 me…

    Good stuff as usual…

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