30 Creative Badge Designs for Achievements, Logos and More

Aug
22

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What is a badge? Simply define a badge is “a distinctive emblem worn as a mark of office, membership, achievement, licensed employment, etc.” In today’s world of games, apps and social networking badges are everywhere. We see them used in logos, we earn them as rewards for completing tasks or challenges in our favorite apps, games and on social networking sites or just as emblems within a site to distinguish certain content. Badges are pretty darn cool when designed with a careful “complex simplicity”.

Complex simplicity? That’s ridiculous! How can something be both complex AND simple?  Take a look at the badges I’ve collected below, and you will see exactly what I mean – the amount of fine detail put into some of these collections is absolutely outstanding and quite complex. But within all the beautiful color choices, texturing and minute details you will see the simplicity of each badge. Each created to be easily understood as to what the badge is meant to represent and convey.

I’ve rounded up thirty of my favorites ranging from achievements, personal branding emblems, logos and even a few stock collections for inspiration!

Carbon Icons by Eric R. Mortensen

Badges for the pilot programs associated with NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System by Eric R. Mortensen

Badges by Jeremiah Shaw

Badges by Jeremiah Shaw

Treehouse badges by Allison Grayce

Treehouse badges by Allison Grayce

Social Badges by Estudio Goró

Social Badges by Estudio Goró

Scout Badges for a blog by Alyssa Nassner

Scout Badges for a blog by Alyssa Nassner

Food Achievement Badges by Burcu Dayanıklı

Food Achievement Badges by Burcu Dayanıklı

Badges By Rodney Chow

Badges By Rodney Chow

Social beer-drinking badges by Leighton Hubbell

Social beer-drinking badges by Leighton Hubbell

Badges for a social networking site by Jonathan Patterson

Badges for a social networking site by Jonathan Patterson

Beknown badges by Stephen Anderson

Beknown badges by Stephen Anderson

Tarot badges by Rebecca Chen

Tarot badges by Rebecca Chen

Graphic Design badges by Bold Print Design Studio

Graphic Design badges by Bold Print Design Studio

Badge for Vic Bell's personal website

Badge for Vic Bell’s personal website

Save the date badge by Jared MacPherson

Save the date badge by Jared MacPherson

German thank you badge by Juicefoozle

German thank you badge by Juicefoozle

Watermelon Pizza Badge by Anna Paschenko

Watermelon Pizza Badge by Anna Paschenko

Newbie badge by Paul

Newbie badge by Paul

Polished badge by Matty Bruning

Polished badge by Matty Bruning

Authentic Vector Badges at WeGraphics

Authentic Vector Badges at WeGraphics

Merit Achievement Badges on Shutterstock

Merit Achievement Badges on Shutterstock

Retro Badges on Shutterstock

Retro Badges on Shutterstock

Envato Badges by Kate McInnes

Envato Badges by Kate McInnes

The Next Web Conference Badge by Saus

The Next Web Conference Badge by Saus

Taxi Kitchen Badge by Gustavo Esquinca

Taxi Kitchen Badge by Gustavo Esquinca

The Granite Games Badge by dinoDESIGNS

The Granite Games Badge by dinoDESIGNS

Allstate Hall of Fame Badge by nathantrafford

Allstate Hall of Fame Badge by nathantrafford

Moss Creek Logo Badge by jerron

Moss Creek Logo Badge by jerron

Burgess Leather Stamp Badge by James Fletcher

Burgess Leather Stamp Badge by James Fletcher

Foodzy Badges by Loulou and Tummie

Foodzy Badges by Loulou and Tummie

Blackdrop Logo Badge by Jeremey Fleischer

Blackdrop Logo Badge by Jeremey Fleischer

 

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6 Responses to 30 Creative Badge Designs for Achievements, Logos and More

  1. Ben Peck says:

    Thanks for putting this together. I’m researching achievement badges or “classification” badges for a web app I work for. http://www.3point5.com – We train employees on products they sell in retail. Soon we’ll be more of an product expertise building platform.

    This is a good resource.

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  3. Samad says:

    Thank you for this valuable information
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  5. Jeremy says:

    Something is funky with your on-demand image loader. As I scrolled down the page, the images required being higher and higher in the viewport before they’d load, until I had to scroll *past* the last few and then back up to see them.

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