Fair Fee for Jewelry Business Logo Creation by High School Student?

by Annie.

Fair Fee for Jewelry Business Logo Creation by High School Student?  Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

My daughter’s friend is a recent high school graduate and a wonderful artist.

I’ve asked her for a quick sketch of an idea for a logo I have and liked it and would like to work with her on creating a logo for my business (nothing too fancy but I liked her interpretation of what I was thinking).

She is thinking of doing something in college with her art and I’d like to give her the work to encourage her, but I’m not sure what a fair price would be to pay her for her work.

I don’t think it will take her a lot of time considering she came up with the sketch in a matter of minutes, LOL.

I would only ask her to do the drawing for me, leaving the color scheme for me to work out by myself later.

Any suggestions or resources you can think of?

I’ve tried Googling for information but only come up with pricing for professionals.

I’ve asked a jewelry beaders Facebook group I belong to but no one seems to have any ideas.

I thought maybe a bigger group like this might give me some input. Thanks!


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  1. KimMarie says:

    You might try looking at fiverr.com to see what people ask for basic logo design.

  2. Good idea from KimMarie (above).
    Also, you may want to pop over to Etsy.com, and type this search into the search box there: “custom logo design”. You’ll see tons of logo listings and designs, and you’ll be able to do a lot of price comparisons.

  3. My background is in graphic arts and the price of a logo can range from $100 to $100,000. It is the creative process plus the technical process you would be hiring her for. Logo should look good on your website, letterhead, business card. If you are thinking of using it for signage it has to be created in a vector format so it doesn’t lose its pixel quality. Some designers make the mistake of creating it in photoshop and this will not blow up well (unless photoshop works in vector now, not sure). Logos I designed started at $800 and client was given 3 samples of which one would be chosen and then it is tweaked from there. Since she is creative but new at this her price should start at least $100 I think. My opinion only. She could be the next big designer and your logo would be worth mega bucks. Also, keep in mind you pay for the logo but the artist actually owns it. Strange, I know. Hope this helps.

  4. I spent $250 for my logo. It was based on another design by the same artist so I asked her to modify using words specific to my medium. It took me about 2 months (very much on and off) of tweaking and I received it in jpg, tiff and a few other formats.

  5. I used Fiverr.com also and spent $20 on a 2D 3 color simple design. I gave them the font I use and the concept and they came up with 3 drafts. I could pick one and make changes once for the $20.

  6. Kim Hermann says:

    My daughter is a graphic designer and she designed a logo for me for a special event I was doing where I worked. I asked how long it took her and paid her based on her time spend on the design. Using what minimum wage is and adding 2 to 5 dollars so if minimum wage is $10 I added $5 so I paid her $15 for every hour she worked on it and gave her a bonus for doing a great job. Hope that helps.

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