Cradle to Crayons

Cradle to Crayons


For this assignment you will make a business logo for the business of a character of your choice. Be creative! Use an application like Photoshop or a website like to create your logo. Make it personal to the business while remaining professional. (4 Stars)

I was very excited to deal with Branding, because it is something I find super interesting and I’m usually pretty critical about it.  Prior to deciding I would like to work in Student Affairs, I wanted to be a teacher for either Preschool or Kindergarten and loved thinking about the possibility of owning my own Preschool or Daycare.  I always wondered what I would like to name my business if I was to ever own one and when I saw this assignment I decided to create one. I am very excited about Cradle to Crayons and think it encompasses what I would like my business to be known for.

Once I had the name for Cradle to Crayons I used Canva to create a logo for the business.

To begin in Canva I inserted to text from the text menu on the left side of the page.

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I then uploaded and apple to Canva that I had downloaded from the web.

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I moved the words and the apple to compliment each other

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I then altered the color of the text to match the apple.

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I then added through the text menu another text box for the word “to” which I made white to be in the middle of te apple.

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I then resized the entire logo to be larger.

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Lastly I added one more piece of text from the text menu, which was left black.

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After the last bit of text was added I downloaded the image from Canva and uploaded it to Flickr. prior to embedding it in this post.

Cradle to Crayons

I really like the completed logo, but I wish I could have found the apple I liked in a higher resolution so that it would look more crisp.  But the true test is whether or not you would send your children to a place with this name and logo?  Let me know in the comments below!

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