I am designing an application that has two brands' logos to be displayed on the header. Positioning two brand logos next to each other looks odd.

Which is the best way to position the logos on the header?

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    Welcome Kevin! Could you share a little more context? What's the reason for needing two logos? What's the relationship between the two?
    – Matt Obee
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 9:20
  • The context of this usability is to display both my brand logo as well as my customer's brand logo on the header. Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 8:22
  • Is there a hierarchical relationship between the two? Should one be more prominent than the other?
    – Matt Obee
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 9:15
  • There is no hierarchical relationship between those brands, they are my customer. I think customer brand logo can be prominent than another one. Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 10:55
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    What is the rationale / business reason for having your logo on there at all? If your customer is paying you for the site then it's their site, not yours. Can you elaborate on that part so people don't focus on the wrong part of this question?
    – JonW
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 16:13

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Would it be possible to have the customer's logo up top (since they're the paying customer) and your logo in the footer, in a "powered by" sort of display? Similar to a customized WordPress site. The client customizes the site with their brand, but the very bottom prominently states that the site was created with WordPress. Just a thought. It's hard to know without more context of the site, the industry, the logos, etc.


This is very difficult to answer because I don't know what your logos look like.

However, I would consider putting the Brand Logo 2 on the left side before the user and notification icons. This is because on many websites these things will be the very last things in the header and having them just before the logo. (Like in your second picture) could be confusing.

This might end up looking horrible though (depending on the icon) so you should definitely have a bunch of end users look at multiple possibilities to chose.


We did it for Leica / Hexagon see and I think it looks good.

The original version did not include the Hexagon logo, which was introduced several years after Hexagon acquired Leica Geosystems, and even later in the US. See

old version

Initially, we were uncertain about combining the two logos, but upon seeing the result, we felt that they blended quite naturally, with the Hexagon logo appearing first as the parent company, and the Leica logo appearing second as the subsidiary. See below

new version

Of course, this may vary depending on the specific logos involved.

Additionally, I recall that at one point, NBA.com used two logos when redirecting to Argentina's version due to its association with a sports newspaper there.

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  • Appreciate your help, Devin! This might help others. Commented May 8, 2023 at 10:45
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