Its been over a year and a half since my last attempt at a personal logo (pretty bad concepts and designs now that I look back). Been doing quite a bit of thinking and writing on my personal brand over the last few weeks of who I am and how I want to represent myself. I have a few different concepts in the mix and thought I'd share one with you that I did tonight.
I struggle to find something that represents me, is unique, timeless, adaptable. And I find that you can do a lot with some letters of the alphabet, but I wrestle to find unique things to do with a "t" or "w" or to create an icon to represent me.
about 2 years ago
Lookin pretty nice, I like the 1st & 2nd most!
Have you tried removing the circle? Try to keep only the t and w alone. If you are using you initials on the logo, you will have to craft them typographically so they are powerful enough to stay alone.
I think the animated GIF is throwing me off. Can you post it on black and white? Great start though as self branding can be a challenge.
I do like the logo as is, but I can't help but wondering if the circle logo is timeless, or its a fad. I think this is good. I would like to see some accompanying text to go on the side for more formal applications. I see a nice serif font...
I don't know if I agree With @Taulant Sulko, I don't think they have to function on their own, as much as they have to compliment the logo or at least make you think of you, if they are small and say in the footer of a site or something.
@mike. It is true, the letters don't have to function on their own, but in this case the circle isn't telling me anything about Timothy.
I like the contrast between the hard geometry of the circle and the organic handwritten type. Is that your handwriting? I think there's still something that's missing in the equation. Can't put my finger on it. But it may be something about the type being overpowered by the circle.
Wow, thanks for all the feedback everyone!
@Taulant Sulko I originally had only the tw stand along, but wanted something a bit more complete and unique. Like @mike. said, I wonder if the circle is timeless or a fad. I feel that I will have to change the logo within the next few years anyways because as I grow and change, so my logo and brand should change as well.
But to the point if the circle not telling anything about me: I feel the circle exudes confidence, completeness, well-roundedness, strength, experience, passion, and professionalism in the completeness of the logo itself (vs being just letters standing alone). All of those words are written into my lengthy personal branding document I've been writing.
@Cristian Bosch Let me know if you can think of what is missing. I feel like there could be something more, but couldn't figure it out.
Also, I could see this logo in two forms: one with the logo (in some places) and one with the letters standing alone.
Loving the hand-written look of the logo. Keep the circle; it works!
I love it a lot! I would just look at the bottom of the w. I know your going for a handwritten feel but the bottom of the W looks weird to me for some reason! I love it though!
I didn't read the other comments, maybe someone mentioned, I would give it a try without outer circle, what do you think? Anyway, looks awesome.
HI @Petar Bikic - Thanks for your input and comment! I added this outer circle as I feel it gives a "wholeness" to the logo. Without it, the two ends to the letters which leave the circle would make it feel empty and going into an endless blackhole of the universe. But instead, this outer circle limits those exit points to only the emptiness of this outer circle. Bringing your eye in the complete circle of the logo and then back to the entrance points and then back out again. That is who I am — complete, confident, thinking outside the box, but within the constraints of the project.
by Timothy Whalin
Personal concept I've been working on. Very satisfied with this concept and what it portrays about me. Still working on secondary colors. Finishing up with web content and onto the web design soon.
about 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago
Great,like the style a lot ;)
over 1 year ago
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