<p>Draw a circle with the ellipse tool by holding down the shift key as you draw. It really doesn&#39;t matter what color the stroke or fill are because as soon as you click with the text tool, fill and stroke both disappear.</p><p>If you wish to draw a perfect circle outwards from the center use the <a href="https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/default-keyboard-shortcuts.html" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1"><strong>Option/Alt-Shift</strong></a> keys</p><p>Choose t<a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/use-the-adobe-illustrator-type-tools-1697541" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="2">he <strong>Type on a Path Tool</strong> on the text tool pop down</a>.</p><p>Open the Type panel and select Paragraph. (<strong>Window &gt; Type &gt; Paragraph</strong>) . Alternatively you can <strong>click the Align Center button </strong>in the <strong>Panel Options</strong>. This will set the justification to center. Click on the top center of the circle. A flashing input cursor will appear at the top of the circle. When you enter the text, it will be center-aligned as you type.</p><p>With the Type panel open click the <strong>Character tab.</strong> Choose a font and size and enter the text for the top of the circle. The text will run along the top of the circle. Keep in mind the stroke on the shape is being used as <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/an-introduction-to-typeface-and-letter-anatomy-1697698" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">the Baseline for the text</a>.</p><p>Switch to<strong> the Direct Selection</strong> tool , click once on the circle and copy it to the clipboard. To have the object pasted in in front of the current object, select <strong>Edit &gt; Copy in Fron</strong>t to paste the copy directly in front of the old one. It will look the same (except the text appears heavier) since the new one is pasted on top of the original. To preserve your sanity, open the Layers panel and rename one of the layers to indicate it is the front copy.</p><p>Before flipping the text, open the Layers panel and turn off the visibility of the bottom layer.Switch to the Type Tool, select the text and enter the new text.</p><p>Select T<strong>ype &gt; Type on a Path &gt; Type on a Path Option</strong>s. This will open the Path Options dialog box. <strong>Choose Rainbow </strong>for the Effect, and for Align to Path, c<strong>hoose Ascender.</strong> The Ascender is the highest part of the lettering and will place the text outside the circle. <strong>Check the Flip box, and check Preview</strong> so you can see how it will look. Spacing can also be adjusted here. Click OK.</p><p><em>The Rainbow option does not distort the text.</em></p><p>Click away from the text to deselect it and <strong>choose the Selection Tool </strong>in the toolbox. You should see a handle at the top of the shape and two handles at the bottom. The top handle will move the text along the path as you drag it but, depending on how you drag the handle the text may move inside the circle. If you roll the cursor over this handle it will switch to a Rotate cursor. The two handles at the bottom are the ones you should use. They rotate the object, instead of moving the text. When finished turn on the visibility of the hidden layer.</p>Drag a relevant symbol from the symbols palette, and drag to resize it to fit the circle, and you&#39;re done. (If you have more time, you can draw your own logo art.) There you have it! A quick and easy logo with text on the top and bottom of a circle!