What themes should I focus on in my childcare logo?
A childcare logo should look inviting, warm and nurturing. Basically your logo should be designed for two audiences: the parents or the caregivers, and the children. Both need to feel invited and nurtured by your logo. When your logo appears child-centric and nurturing, people and kids are more likely to get attracted to your business. And because your logo is the first point of interaction between you and your client, this is an important message to give on the outset.
Here are some examples:
Bubbly and energetic fonts
What are the best graphic design techniques for a school logo?
Design techniques vary according to the message and tone you want to embed in your logo. However, some of the most popular school logos and daycare centers make use of the following techniques
? Illustrations: Illustration styles similar to the ones found in children’s books and cartoons are mostly used to create a feeling or happiness, warmt and fun.
? Cartoons or Mascots: The day care center may have their own special mascot, or they may make use of a popular cartoon figure as their mascot.
? Negative space: Negative space style is where an image is created out of white space. This looks witty and cool and is often used in childcare logos.
? Hand drawn: Handdrawn illustrations or elements appeal to kids and parents alike because they are reflective of the raw, childhood art, and so children can relate to them.
? Multi-colored elements collage: Multicolored elements are used to create a feeling of diversity and fun.
? Bubbly rendition of fonts: Bubbly or curvy fonts convey a relaxed, fun feeling.
How to design a daycare logo for a growing business?
You should always design a logo for the next 10 years even if your business is still evolving. You can do this by deciding a few important things about your daycare business, primarily your brand personality.
For example, one important question you can ask yourself is - do you believe in the child-as-the-protagonist model of childcare, or do you believe in a more traditional top-down model of childcare?
This will help you decide a theme and a style which will have room to grow no matter what turn your services take. If you believe in the child as the protagonist, it will be reflective in your logo, irrespective of the fact that you provide art classes for children, or home day care for children.
If you keep your logo simple and appropriate, it will have room to evolve with your business. The best brands have always followed this practice, and their logo has changed with them comfortably over the years.