Placeit Review

Amanda_BradleyByAmanda BradleyJun. 30, 2019

In a Nutshell

Placeit isn’t your typical logo designer. These guys put the reins in your hands, giving you full control over your logo design. How? By offering a simple, intuitive, and effective logo design maker. It’s basic enough for anyone to use and produces professional logo designs in minutes. Unlimited revisions, thousands of templates to choose from, and a drag-and-drop editor make this a great choice. Is it right for you? Let’s find out.

pros

  • Huge selection of industry-specific designs and templates
  • Easy to use drag-and-drop editor

cons

  • It’s a DIY option, so you’re doing the work
  • Templates are not as unique as fully-designed logos

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Best For

  • People who want to have full control over the logo design process
  • Anyone with time to devote to this project

Value for Money

Placeit offers a single pricing plan. The Unlimited plan costs $29 a month or $14.50 if you pay for a year at a time. This gives you access to unlimited mockups, designs, logos, and most importantly, video downloads to help you get through the logo design process.


Billed Monthly
Billed Annually
Price per month
$29
$14.50

Considering all the tools and resources that Placeit gives you, and considering the competition, this is an incredible value for your money. Logo designers can charge upwards of $100, and this gives you very little flexibility in terms of the design process. Placeit, on the other hand, gives you full flexibility and control over the entire design process (more on that below). Of course, there are free logo editor tools, but these are not nearly as feature-rich, comprehensive, and detailed as Placeit’s logo maker.

What’s more, if you think about it logically, you probably won’t need to use the tool for very long. So, you only have to pay for a month or 2 to get your logo designed and downloaded. Then you can unsubscribe (or just stop renewing your subscription). Placeit lets you cancel at any time.

Placeit also lets you download various versions of your logo design, so you can use your logo anywhere, including on social media channels, blogs, letterhead, business cards, t-shirts and other business paraphernalia, and so much more. It’s an excellent way to create consistent branding for your company across multiple channels both on and offline.

Portfolio/Experience

To date, Placeit has close to 3,500 unique logo templates. This is an important number. Using a logo template is not the same as getting your own logo designed by a professional because there is still the out-of-the-box style aspect to the finished product. It’s one of the arguments against using logo design makers. But when you have 3,500+ logo templates to choose from, that argument starts to sound a little weak.

All designers that work for Placeit are skilled, driven, and motivated. What's more, in addition to creative flair, these designers work in multiple fields, including math and design. So, you get a more holistic style with these logo templates.

Contract Terms

Placeit has flexible contract terms. As mentioned, Placeit lets you cancel at any time. You can sign up on a month-to-month basis, or opt for the budget-friendly annual plan that gives you a 50% discount. You can even cancel your annual plan, but all cancellations must be requested at least 1 day before the new billing cycle begins.

Customer Service

Placeit offers several customer service contact methods you can use. Get in touch with a representative via phone, email, or even live chat. You can also access a wonderfully-helpful Help Center that is loaded with how-to videos (not articles!) to walk you through all of the different steps of the logo design process. The customer support is very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Design Process

As mentioned, using Placeit works slightly differently than most other logo design services. That’s because it isn’t actually a design service, but rather a logo design maker. It’s a tool that lets you design your own professional-looking logos online. There are a lot of benefits to this variation on the theme of logo design, including:

  • You have full control. You aren’t tied to or dictated by someone else’s taste. As good as a designer is, they’re not you. And nobody can know your business as intimately as you. So, only you can design a logo that truly speaks your brand’s message, style, and language. A logo maker tool puts you in control of that design process.
  • No waiting around for results. You’re the one working on the design, so you don’t have to wait days for revisions to review, emails to be answered, and edits to be approved. You can work as quickly or as slowly as you’d like.

Of course, you have to have the time and drive (note, not the creativity, Placeit supplies that) to get the job done. If you do, Placeit is a great way to do it. We were really impressed by Placeit’s portfolio. There are around 3,000 professionally-designed logos in the portfolio, which is plenty of inspiration to get you started. Even if you don’t have a single creative bone in your body, the templates will give you fresh, beautiful, and all-inclusive designs.

What’s more, Placeit has the templates organized into industry categories, so if you are looking for your bakery business, you’ll find it here. Or something for your music business, your tech company, your travel business, your gym, your photography studio. You name it. The list of industries covers the spectrum and is easy to scan. So, you can quickly find loads of really well-designed logo templates to fit your brand and your industry.

Once you choose a template, the editing process is very easy. Placeit does a great job of making it simple enough for anyone to use. You can edit the colors, fonts, backgrounds, and various elements within the logo itself. The drag-and-drop editor allows you to make quick and easy changes, adding in elements and removing them accordingly. We were also impressed by how much fine-tuning you are able to do with this logo editor. Everything, down to the thickness of the lines, can be tailored to the exact dimensions and style of your choice. It really gives you full control over the design process, allowing you to get the exact logo design you are looking for.

When you’re all finished designing your logo, you will be given 3 choices:

  1. Download your logo with a background
  2. Download your logo with a transparent background
  3. Download your PDF file with your vector logo included

The last option is great if you want to print the logo because it gives you the highest resolution (good for printing of various sizes). This can be used for business merchandise, billboards, company cars, stationary, just about anywhere you can print. Alternatively, the other 2 work great for online branding, social media accounts, email headers, blogs, etc.

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Conclusion

Placeit is a solid logo maker, but it’s not for everyone. If you are looking for a fully-customized and totally 100% unique design, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a beautiful, easy-to-design logo for yourself or your business, Placeit is a great choice. The tool is comprehensive, exhaustive, and makes for a fast turnaround time. It’s also an affordable alternative for small businesses that can’t afford a pricier private logo designer. You have tons of flexibility in design, and you can get various versions of your logo for multiple purposes. Placeit ranks highly on our list of top logo design makers for 2019.

Amanda_BradleyByAmanda BradleyJun. 30, 2019
Amanda Bradley's interests and experience stretch from business to tech, via marketing, hi-tech and travel. Amanda uses her research and writing skills, together with her curiosity about every field and industry, to understand each topic from the inside and share it in an engaging, enticing way.
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