I've finally forced myself to come up with a personal logo for future branding purposes. Attached is a B&W version.
My Twitter handle is @manspaugh.
Thanks for giving me some of your time. It means a lot to me. :)
9 months ago
I like the idea of it but it feels off balance to me. Snowboard seems too heavy against the ice axe.
What steps did you do before creating this logo? I like going over these 10 steps from David Airey: http://www.davidairey.com/framing-your-design-brand/
Secondly, what are you trying to portray through this logo? Who's your audience? What do you hope to accomplish through it? Things to consider...
I like the mountains, although I feel like they are very similar to hundreds of other logos out there which makes your personal logo not very unique. The chisel is very, very nice. I believe the last shape in there is a snowboard, though I didn't recognize it at first and think that its probably the weakest element of the logo.
This is a great start and I hope to see more iterations from you on this. :) (It took me 2 1/2 years to come up with my personal brand. It was one of the hardest challenges I've faced as a designer.)
@David Lopez - Thanks David. I'm going to probably implement something different than the snowboard soon. I appreciate the critique. :)
@Timothy Whalin - Perfect questions. And I have to be honest, I haven't thought about it entirely, but you're right on. I really like the look and feel of the mountain (but yeah, it is quite common). I may play around with some different designs to make it unique. With this logo, I simply wanted to give a glimpse into my life outside of design: snowboarding and hiking being two. But more importantly, everything in my life is surrounded by mountains. I live in the mtns, I play on the mtns, I find mountain-sized challenges to overcome in my life. And then there's the not-so-overt cross out of the snowboard and the ice axe. ;)
Anybody who visits my soon-to-be portfolio website will already know that it's focused on design. So I wanted to create a mark that represented other passions I have in life. Hence, the logo right now.
There are definitely some changes that come to mind. Especially if the mark is used anywhere other than my site. Thanks for making me think more about this. Back to the drawing board. :D
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