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Whether you’re a tech savvy guru, or you have a flair for design, these three tips will make sure you get the best of your design:

  • 1. First of all, get hold of the most high quality version of your logo you can find.

    Although badges are small, using a low quality image is like saying “Hey we’re trying to be professional, but aren’t quite professional enough to have a proper logo”

    So make sure to nag your designer for the ‘High Resolution JPEG’, or at least take some time to search your computer for the original file and not a ‘Word Doc’ fax header with the logo crudely pasted in the top.

    The first step to designing your own badge is to use the best quality logo you can to ensure the final product looks great when printed. If you haven’t yet got a logo for your organisation, have a search online, or check out one of these free logo creation websites: www.logogarden.com or www.logocreator.org.uk.

  • 2. Second of all, don’t go crazy with multiple logos, self important titles with multiple lines of text. It’s important to remember these are Name Badges, not miniature billboards!

    Name Badges are there to reassure customers ‘who this person is’, not as a walking advert to the company. Don’t cram what little valuable space you have with illegible icons and useless text

    Make sure you have a clear design in mind with perhaps a complimenting colour, and plenty of room for the most important thing here… The Name.

  • 3. The third thing to do, is use a free online design tool such as www.canva.com or SignApp to at least get a screen shot or ‘print-out’ of what you want your badge to look like.

    There is a lot to be said for getting an idea from your head, dow on to “paper”

    Make sure you have a clear design in mind with perhaps a complimenting colour, and plenty of room for the most important thing here… The Name.