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Education logo design

Whether you teach kindergarten or college classes, the right brand will help to attract students to your classroom. If you’re looking to increase attendance and impart your knowledge on more students, you need to build a brand that demonstrates your expertise—starting with a well-designed education logo.   

Just like studying before a test, it helps to brush up on logo trends and best practices before you begin designing. Get ideas for your education logo by browsing our gallery of logos from educational facilities of all sizes and types. Then, read through our best practices to learn what colors, fonts, and symbols are top of the class in this industry. When you’re ready to design, make your own logo using our AI-assisted logo maker!

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Education logo best practices

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Color

As you begin designing your logo, look for colors that reflect the topics and levels you teach. Educational logos for grade schools tend to choose fun, bright colors that resonate with a younger audience (and their parents). Post-secondary and adult education facilities tend to keep things more scholastic and serious in muted tones of green, red, and blue.

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Layout

Depending on how you deliver instruction, your education logo could appear on everything from online lectures, to diplomas, to brochures, and more. To make sure your logo looks top notch in every application, opt for a clean, simple layout—which will remain recognizable and readable in many different sizes and applications. If you want even more flexibility with where and how you use your logo, you can always design a few variations.

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Typography

Don’t let your logo get marks deducted for illegibility! Make sure your fonts are easy to read in different sizes and mediums, so students can always make sense of your name and slogan. Many education logos feature old-fashioned, uppercase Serif fonts—these fonts are not only easily readable at a variety of sizes, but are also associated with historic academic institutions.

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Symbol

Symbols offer a quick way to communicate the values and topics you teach to students. While your symbol doesn’t need to be as elaborate as the crests many universities use, it should be relevant and unique to your educational institution. For any symbol you consider, make sure its style is consistent with your logo’s other elements. With a cohesive logo design, you’re sure to score top marks with students.

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