I’ve been using my logo for a little while now so I thought it was time for a post dedicated to where it started from to now. My personal brand has had three stages so far starting from when I was near the end of my time in college working on first logo for myself, business cards, solo show (all the marketing) and learning how to sell my work outside of presenting my solution to scenarios created by professors. This first stage was very much a learning stage. Not so much in learning how to create branding material, but figuring out who *I* was as a designer and an artist. I was realizing working on a logo for myself was different from a class or a client… I was far more picky.

 

My original business card and example of my first personal logo.

My original business card and example of my first personal logo

 

The second stage was my initial attempts at starting my own business. I needed something that was not the logo I had used for a class and all of the branding and marketing material I had initially created for myself. I wasn’t completly happy with this version but I had to force myself to choose something to move on with plans so this is what ended up on my site and social media for a brief time. But I got frustrated with how incomplete it looked so I needed to make changes.

 

First close to final version of my current logo

First close to final version of my current logo

 

Finally I had a logo that I liked very much. What I had previously created was used to unify the design rather than create something new (again). I thought I was in the right direction so as you can see “M’s” went through some changes and I went back to using a similar color from my original logo. My next step was to get updated business cards because along with the new logo, I had changed my website and all my contact info. I was also eager to have something available to hand out and a place to show my progress.

My third and final version of my logo

My third and final version of my logo

 

Everything right now is very much a progress and a learning opportunity that will lead me to where I wish to be someday soon. My personal goals are to continue to create and do the things I love and hope that someone will enjoy what I have to give as much as I enjoy doing it.