Begin by reading about the logo design process, and note how the process begins with a concept, research and sketching before creating the final logo in Illustrator.
The, follow the written instructions to create a fist logo: http://dryicons.com/blog/2009/02/28/logo-design-process-tutorial/
The instructions use an older version of Adobe Illustrator, but most features work identically in Adobe CS6/CC even if the interface is a different color. You can also follow along with the video demonstration below.
Students most frequently have trouble with the step where the Offset Path and Pathfinder tools are used to create space around the “thumb” shape. This brief tutorial focuses on those steps:
When you complete the tutorial, save your .AI file into a folder for “Illustrator Tutorials.” At the end of this series of tutorials, you will need to submit your .AI files to Blackboard and save versions to post on your blog.