LivingWithBeth was provided with full access to DesignEvo for evaluation purposes. This review was written by D.P. McIntire and offers his honest and unbiased opinions.
DesignEvo is an online service that allows visitors to create logos and other images suitable for personal or small business use, without the need to hire a graphic design firm. You can also use DesignEvo to create a logo for your online store on eBay, Etsy or Shopify, or for any side gig you might have.
I must be honest. When asked about reviewing this service, I expected to be disappointed. I’m a guy who wears sports t-shirts not because he likes a team but because it has a great logo; a guy who’ll spend 20 minutes deciding on what font to use to write a letter in Microsoft Word, then only 5 minutes to actually write the letter.
I’ve designed countless graphics and logos both for my own use and for others. I don’t consider myself an artist by any means, but my expectation level when it comes to graphic design and typography are unusually high.
With DesignEvo however, I found myself pleasantly surprised. Aimed toward individuals and small business owners, DesignEvo features a remarkably robust, well-designed user interface which even novice users can learn quickly. With its diverse selection of stock logo designs and refreshingly large number of font selection options, users have great flexibility in customizing elements.
From customizing color combinations of graphics to aligning them above, below, or aside text; from choosing an appropriate font to setting its spacing and arching, DesignEvo offers the ability to create ready-for-use designs in a matter of minutes.
In fact, all of the graphic designs created to accompany this article were generated in less than 20 minutes. Not less than 20 minutes each – 20 minutes, total.
DesignEvo’s pricing model provides visitors with three options with varying levels of finished product offered for each. The free version offers a standard .PNG file output with a maximum size of 500 x 500 pixels with a white background, which is perfectly acceptable for use in applications such as insertion into a Microsoft Word document.
The mid-line option, available at $19.99 per graphic, permits download of your graphic with a transparent background and at a significantly larger maximum size (5000 x 5000 pixels). The top-level option, available at $39.99 per graphic, lets you download the image file in certain vector formats, which provides the greatest overall flexibility in use.
What DesignEvo lacks, however, is a monthly subscription option which would allow those with an extensive need of their service the ability to create an unlimited number of graphics at a fixed, monthly cost.
DesignEvo offers you an affordable alternative to hiring a graphic artist or engaging a branding firm, allowing you to do it yourself, and with the ability to see and utilize the resulting end product immediately.