If you want to learn in-depth design software of any kind then ,I suggest checking out Lynda.com and it is reasonable. There are classes offered for beginners to experts and best of all you can do it at your own time and pace and it is guarantee to work.
Well, first you need to do your research, very important step in understanding what your client needs and wants are in order to begin the process of designing a logo. Next step is, brainstorming your ideas based on what you have gathered in your research. Third step, present your ideas that you have brainstorm to your client. Fourth step, completion of the logo, having the client finalize and being happy with the final outcome of his/her logo design. Last step is to follow up with your client after having successfully completed in creating a logo. To read more about the 5 steps click on this link http://graphicdesignblender.com/the-5-phases-of-logo-design
As an Independent Graphic Design Contractor , I often wonder how much should I charge my client for a project? Here is an article written by Shaun Hensher, a graphic designer about pricing, must read article if you are just starting a business or freelancing. http://www.hensher.ca/graphic-design-pricing
If you have clients that need their documents or files in Word Document when you have already done it on pdf, then I have come across a software called AnybizSoft PDF converter that will convert files easily. Click on the link below to download this software.
You are probably wondering why should I hire a professional graphic designer when I can do it myself? Or better yet anyone can do it so long as you have the proper tools and software right? Well, would you hire yourself or anyone to build you a home with the proper tools given? When you take the time to hire a professional graphic designer not only are you telling your clients that you care, but you look professional and credible. A good graphic designer communicates a product or service in a way that is visually appealing and effective to your targeted audience which will attract clients.
Here is another article that I have come across that may be beneficial to clients and designers to read. To read the full article click on the link below
First of all, most of my blogs are links to articles from other sites that I have come across and find it very useful and feel that other designers and or clients can benefit. Logos are very important part of our world today. We are constantly exposed to it from the time we get up to the time we go to sleep. John Cass a graphic designer from NY has a site called justcreativedesign.com of which he writes about the 5 principles of creating effective logo design which are a logo needs to be Simple,Memorable,Timeless,Versatile and Appropriate. To further read this article which I highly recommend, click on the link below http://justcreativedesign.com/2009/07/27/what-makes-a-good-logo/
I recently stumble upon a stock photo site that is good and reasonably priced.http://www.depositphotos.com/ If you happen to know any other good stock photo sites besides Dreamstime and istockphoto then please do share. Thank You and have great day.
Many times during late nights, I would surf the net for ideas and inspiration on how to start my business or at least have my work up on the net so people can view it. Then one night on You Tube, I happen to stumble upon a video about Why your business card sucks that brought to my attention to watch it. A designer by the name of Roberto Blake, who inspired me to create my own logo and create my business card. His site is an excellent source of tips and tricks for any kind of designer to get their source from. http://robertoblake.com/
I can came across this site that has really good tips for marketing your business