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10 Commandments for New Logo Designers

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Every profession has its own set of rules and graphic design is no different. It is an ever evolving field, however the basics remain the same.

We have stressed the importance of following a few essential rules time and time again. New designers (specifically) cannot do without these and avoiding basic rules can lead to an untimely death of your career.

New logo designers should consider these rules their 10 Commandments and live by them.

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10 Commandments for New Logo Designers

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Every profession has its own set of rules and graphic design is no different. It is an ever evolving field, however the basics remain the same. We have stressed the importance of following a few essential rules time and time again. New designers (specifically) cannot do without these and avoiding basic rules can lead to an untimely death of your career. New logo designers should consider these rules their 10 Commandments and live by them.

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