YouTube logo design

So you’ve decided to start a YouTube channel, or maybe you’re looking to grow the channel you already have. Either way, if you want to be the next big creator, you first need to catch your audience's attention—with a standout YouTube logo. 

To help you find YouTube logo design inspiration for your channel, we’ve pulled together icons and profile pictures from some of the platform’s biggest names. Look through logos from channels of every genre, to see the fonts, colors, and symbols other creators are using to attract viewers and grow their subscriber count. When you’re ready to create a logo for your YouTube channel, our AI-assisted logo maker is here to help—and free to try!

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A logo and color swatch

01. Select

Enter your business name and select logo styles, colors, and symbols — it only takes 2 minutes! Our AI-powered logo maker will use your inspiration when generating free logo options.

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02. Review

You’ll be presented with 100s of custom logo mockups based on your preferences. Click your favorites and preview how they look on T-shirts, business cards, and more.

Two logo variations side-by-side

03. Perfect

Use our logo editor to perfect your design and make your vision come to life. You can easily change colors, fonts, layouts, and spacing — no fancy design skills required!

Design a custom YouTube logo for free. Only pay if you’re 100% satisfied!

YouTube logo best practices

Colorful Windows with Trees Indoors


YouTube logos follow the same rule as YouTube thumbnails: if you don’t stand out, you won’t get views. But that doesn’t mean using as many colors as possible in your YouTube icon. Use no more than two colors, ensuring they have high enough contrast enough to stand out on both desktop and mobile screens. You’ll also want to check that your colors vary from competitor channels—or viewers just might mistake their videos for yours.

Phone Layout with Logo on Screen


You won’t have much space to work with in your channel logo, so every pixel needs to count. To make the most of YouTube’s tight size constraints, go with a clean, simple layout. This means sticking to one or two logo elements and ditching the slogan entirely. If you want to use your logo outside of YouTube, you can always create more complex logo variations for other mediums.

Large Letter A on Rusted Background


Keep things minimal and sleek with your YouTube font, to ensure viewers can actually read your channel name or initials. YouTube channels that choose to have a monogram symbol typically opt for bold, heavy fonts that create a strong impression on every screen. As you design your logo, step back from your computer to see which fonts remain visible at small sizes.

Elaborate Ampersand Symbol on Crowded Desk


The right symbol can tell viewers everything they need to know about your channel—so much so that many creators use only a symbol as their YouTube logo. But remember: if you have a symbol, your name, and a slogan in your logo, viewers won’t be able to see your individual logo design elements. As you look for symbols, make sure they complement your other logo elements, rather than distracting from them.

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Special Features

YouTube’s profile picture dimensions might be limited, but your creativity shouldn’t be. Use Looka’s curved text option to create a YouTube logo that perfectly fits circular profile pictures. Or create symbol-only and text-only variations of your logo, in Looka’s Brand Kit. For text-only logos, add impact by varying fonts or colors within your name. With a few of Looka’s special features, you’ll have a professional looking logo that will stand out at any size.

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