Referring back to our previous session, we were asked to design our very own logo that will be our form of personal visual identity. Using the answers given from the mini-questionnaire that helped us to think, consider and make decisions about our weaknesses, strengths and inspirations, this helped to develop ideas for the logo.
A lot of my answers were quite bold and I felt that my over all drawing style was pretty simple, yet I use a lot of bold lines, so I wanted my logo to reflect that, but also depict how odd or random some of my drawings can be. I drew the logo by hand, scanned it in and added a gradient map to it and developed it further. It was quite an enjoyable task, if I must admit.
It’s been years since I created one of these that reflect my interests, strengths, inspirations and so on. I wanted to show a little from each of my strengths, such as being able to solve a problem or express an idea. I added in a few pieces of art works created by Old Xian, who I’ll talk about later in the next following blog post, as I consider her to be a huge inspiration towards my creative style.
The mood board helps to show not only yourself, but others sides or things about you as a person.
Business card and compliments slip:
There was a homework task that was also set. It was to develop a letter head set, business card and compliments slip which use the said logo.
I struggled a little with making the design for the compliments slip. The problem was, that I didn’t want the slip to look completely the same as the business card, but I still wanted them to have a link together. I played around with the positioning of the text for a while and eventually, a serendipity occurred.
Although, with both designs I wanted to keep to the theme of ‘simple’, but ‘bold’ to follow on from how the logo design is.