Tuesday, October 8, 2013

From The Desk Of: Pamela J. Bates

Budget Friendly Professionally Designed Logos

As you probably know by now, one of the things I do is design logos. I really enjoy working closely with my clients, getting to know all about them and their business: their plan, their market, their mission, their product, why they started the business, where they want it to go.  It's exciting to work with someone on establishing a brand that will help them grow their business and bottom line.

I know that a custom designed logo is the absolute best way for you to establish an identity that truly reflects what you and your business is about. And I think that my custom logo design services are very, very reasonable for the amount of work (and heart and soul) I put into them and what you receive in the end.  However, there are a lot of people out there who are trying to get their businesses off the ground on very tight budgets and what are they to do?

That's where premade logo designs come in. Premade logo designs are fun for me to create because I have no constraints on what I design. I get to create whatever my heart desires. Of course, always with a focus on how a design will work as a logo. Premade logos are then customized with my client's business name and they get a professional logo design at Blue Light Special prices.  No kidding.

Here are some premade logo designs I have added to my etsy shop, Bates Mercantile Co.,  recently.

First, classic black and whites.


And now, for something completely different (anybody else a Monty Python fan out there?)..............

Some color.


[Did I show you that last one already? Couldn't find it in the files, so if I did, pardon the repetition]

I do my best to create a variety of premade logo designs that speak to different business models and styles.  And in case someone likes a design, but wants to make minor changes- to so font, color or alignment..........that's an add on option as well.  It really is a great budget-friendly option.

As you can see, I also design business cards. They're just a natural extension of what I do.

Speaking of what I do........did you know I've been working with small business owners on  advertising, marketing and public relations for 19+ years? In addition to what I mentioned above, I also work on everything from collateral design including letterhead/stationery, point of sale posters/cards, menus, direct mail postcards, marketing kits, press kits, press releases, direct email design as well as creating and implementing adv/marketing/pr campaigns for my clients.

I love working with small business people. That's why I've been at it so long. Put my experience to work for you. I'm just at the other end of your computer screen.

Gorgeous sunny day here.........I welcome it with open arms, but first- work to be done at the desk.
I'm working on revisions on an awesome custom logo design project. I've really enjoyed designing the logo and working with a super nice couple from Los Angeles. He's a wine consultant. Hello? How do I get that job?My guidance counselor never mentioned that was an option.

Make the most of it in your corner of the world and I'll do the same here.

Ciao for now,


  1. The Paper Press logo is darling, I love it!

  2. I don't think I've seen the champion metalworks designs. It looks really good. I like your premade logos I think they are perfect for people on budgets.

  3. Love it!! I really like seeing this side of your work Pam.


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