Dawnette Brenner
Computer Literacy Teacher

Design a Logo - Add to Business Letter and Create a Website

Lesson Plan Published 8/7/14 Last updated on 2/28/20

Students will use their professional business letters they created in language arts class in this lesson. Instructions for creating a logo are contained within this lesson, tutorials are provided and step-by-step instructional plans are listed to make it easy for any teacher to follow these plans.

Once your students are done creating logos, they can add them to their professional business letters, and pretend they are the Marketing Director of their new company. Have them introduce their product or service in the letter and they can even design goods the company will market. Once finished, students can create a website, tutorials for doing so are listed in the links within this lesson plan.

I like to refer to this as a "Business Unit on Language Arts literacy and Digital Logo Design"

  • Acrobat

    The complete PDF solution for working anywhere. (includes desktop, web, and mobile access)

  • Muse

    Website design without coding.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

Age Levels
Custom Standards
Focal Standards 1. Creativity and Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students: a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes. b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression. ITEEA Standards 6.Students will develop abilities for a Technological World. This includes becoming able to: 11 - Apply the design process. 13 - Assess the impact of products and systems. 21st Century Skill(s) CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION Think Creatively • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming) • Create new and worthwhile ideas (both incremental and radical concepts) •Analyze and refine their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts Work Creatively with Others • Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively • Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work CCSS: 6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others. 5. Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. 6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

All attachments required for this lesson, such as video and PowerPoints is located within the pdf lesson plan at the very bottom.

Supplies: (see inside Lesson Plan pdf for clickable links)

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Google accounts for Google Drive
  • Classroom Website for collaboration
  • LCD Projector
  • Internet Access
  • Guess the Logo Quiz Video
  • How to Design a Logo Video
  • Logo Design PowerPoint
  • Classroom set of computers, iPads, laptops or Smartphones
  • Class Set of Logo Design Student Thinking Map Handout
  • Class Set of Logo Design Student Guided Notes Handout
  • Class Set of Logo Design Brainstorming Packet
  • Access to tutorials for each student: Adobe Illustrator here: tutorial, "How to Make a Monogram Logo of Interwoven Initials", " "Adobe Illustrator Tools and Techniques for Logo Design"
  • Access to Assignment 1 pdf
  • Access to Assignment 2 pdf
  • Access to Assignment 3 pdf

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Sylvan Adams

Posted on 12/10/16 7:55:47 PM Permalink

​great work, but cannot open resources or figure out how to join the site that stores the resources

please advise

Dawnette Brenner

Posted on 10/21/14 4:56:27 AM Permalink

Lisa, email me I cannot upload any more on this site.



Lisa Carr

Posted on 8/23/14 11:37:03 PM Permalink

I would love to use this project, but I cannot open any of the attachments. The links to the attachments are linked to the IISME Community website that requires a login and password. Can you provide the attachments on Adobe Education Exchange. Thanks!

Candie Witherspoon

Posted on 8/23/14 4:03:02 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing this awesome resource!

Dawnette Brenner

Posted on 10/21/14 4:56:48 AM Permalink

Candie, You are welcome!