11 Logo Designing Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Start A Logo Designing Business

Creative logo design plays a critical role in getting brand recognition. Thus, startup owners ensure they have an outstanding logo that defines their professional assurance amongst customers. Do you have excellent art and design skills? Starting a logo design company can be a rewarding business idea. You can outsource a logo design service or do it yourself.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a logo designing business:

1. Logobly ($12K/year)

Craig has been a designer all his career, and with his dream of starting his own business + researching on a lack of online logo makers on the internet, he started in 2020 with just his design skills that he could productize and a credit card, and got to work!

How much they make: $12K/year
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 1

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How I Productized My Design Service And Created Logo Maker Tool For Startups

Meet Craig Barber, founder of Logobly, an impressive new logo maker for internet startups that allows for designing and downloading a logo in just 60 seconds, which has helped 100s of entrepreneurs brand their startups and side projects, does around $1,000 a month in sales, and is productized based on his expertise as a logo designer.

About
Craig started Logobly almost 4 years ago
Revenue
Craig grew the business to $1K/month
Costs
It cost Craig $10000 to start the business
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2. PearlMountain ($12M/year)

DesignEvo itself! It's our own online logo maker that we use to create and design logos for our users. We also use other tools like Google Analytics, Google Ads, and Mailchimp for marketing and analytics purposes. Additionally, we leverage social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with our users and promote our products.

How much they make: $12M/year
How much did it cost to start: $500K
Current team size: 40

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I Created A $12M/Year Online Logo Maker With 29 Million Users

David created DesignEvo, an easy-to-use logo maker that has over 29 million worldwide users and brings in about 1 million dollars each month, by realizing that there is a large number of users without professional graphic or multimedia editing skills, and building sufficiently user-friendly tools.

About
David started PearlMountain over 6 years ago
Revenue
David grew the business to $1M/month
Costs
It cost David $500000 to start the business
Read by 4,530 founders

So... can you actually make money with a logo designing business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

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3. WOO Branding ($48K/year)

Ulas Uygun, the founder of WOO Branding, came up with the idea after watching a viral animated video. With no prior experience in graphic design or starting a business, he took online courses and practiced for 6 months before landing his first client. Through Instagram marketing and cold outreach, he was able to grow his business and eventually shift the strategic focus to B2C, bringing in $4,000 monthly revenue in the first half of its first year.

How much they make: $48K/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 2

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How I Learned Graphic Design In 6 Months And Built A Profitable Branding Company [From Netherlands]

WOO Branding, a B2B/B2C logo design and branding service, grew to bring in $4,000 monthly revenue in just six months as a B2C service with a profit margin of over 90%, and founder Ulas Uygun shares tips for aspiring graphic designers to self-learn and build a brand on almost no monetary investment.

About
Ulas started WOO Branding about 5 years ago
Revenue
Ulas grew the business to $4K/month
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4. Company Folders, Inc ($3.3M/year)

Vladimir Gendelman, the founder of Company Folders, came up with the idea for his business after realizing the lack of variety in presentation folders in the American market. With only two customers showing interest in finding unique "company folders" online, Vladimir saw the opportunity to fill this gap and create a national online business. He started with minimal resources, maxing out his credit cards to launch the company, and focused on offering high-quality products, driving traffic to the website, and providing a personalized design and ordering experience. Despite facing challenges during the pandemic, Company Folders has remained profitable and continues to adapt and grow.

How much they make: $3.3M/year
How much did it cost to start: $60K
Current team size: 15

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I Built A Multi-Million-Dollar Presentation Folder Company From Scratch [From United States]

Multi-million dollar presentation folder company, Company Folders, offers over 100 million variations of products and has won multiple awards, including making Inc.’s list of 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America for three consecutive years, due to their focus on quality, variety, and personalized customer service.

About
Vladimir started Company Folders, Inc about 20 years ago
Revenue
Vladimir grew the business to $275K/month
Costs
It cost Vladimir $60000 to start the business
Read by 2,579 founders

So... can you actually make money with a logo designing business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

5. Anytime Design ($30K/year)

Shubham Dhawan and Mitya Smusin, both coming from the agency world, had been working together on various design projects. During a weekly huddle, they discussed the idea of an unlimited design subscription, and with their existing design and dev team, they quickly built Anytime Design. Their subscription service offers UX design to startups and small businesses that can't afford an elaborate design team, and they already have a monthly recurring revenue of $2,500.

How much they make: $30K/year
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 4

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How Two Agencies Joined Forces To Launch An Unlimited Design Subscription

Anytime Design is an unlimited design subscription for app and web UI/UX design requirements, providing companies with a fixed-rate subscription of $2,500 per month to outsource their design requirements without laborious scope mapping conversations, long briefs, and extensive hiring processes.

About
SHUBHAM started Anytime Design almost 2 years ago
Revenue
SHUBHAM grew the business to $2.5K/month
Costs
It cost SHUBHAM $10000 to start the business
Read by 1,594 founders

So... can you actually make money with a logo designing business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

6. The Web Factory ($90K/year)

The founder of The Web Factory came up with the idea after seeing numerous businesses fail due to a lack of knowledge and operational capabilities. They saw a gap in the market for a digital services company that could provide logo creation, web design, brand design, creative writing, and digital marketing, and set out to fulfill those needs. With a focus on client satisfaction and a team of specialized individuals, The Web Factory has become a leading digital firm with impressive monthly online sales of $5,000 and a large portfolio of clientele.

How much they make: $90K/year
Current team size: 19

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Building A Large Clientele Through Our $90K/Year Digital Service Business

The Web Factory is a successful digital services business that has been operating for 10 years and has served over 500 clients, with a focus on logo and web design, achieved through unparalleled digital strategies and client satisfaction.

About
Marco started The Web Factory about 7 years ago
Revenue
Marco grew the business to $7.5K/month
Read by 1,385 founders

7. Designproof ($180K/year)

Designproof was founded by Eva Maganja and Urban Bradesko as a solution to the frustrations they experienced with other design agencies. Eva's friend had a negative experience with an agency that charged by the hour and delivered subpar results, while Eva herself dealt with agencies that lacked communication and customization. This led them to create Designproof, an agency that offers fixed monthly rates, unlimited design requests, and direct communication with designers, resulting in happy clients and a starting revenue of $15k per month.

How much they make: $180K/year
How much did it cost to start: $168
Current team size: 2

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How We Set Up Our $15K/Month Branding Agency That Provides Unlimited Design Revisions

Designproof is a startup design agency that provides affordable, fixed monthly-rate design solutions for businesses and startups and is gaining traction with word-of-mouth growth, seeing impressive profits of $15k per month with just two employees in six months.

About
Eva started Designproof about 1 year ago
Revenue
Eva grew the business to $15K/month
Costs
It cost Eva $168 to start the business
Read by 985 founders