I thought it would be fun to show some of the designs I did on the way to the final version the the Naomi Ernst logo I posted a while back. First I just did a ton of sketches figuring out exactly the style of text she was looking for, these ended up being the ones we both liked the best, specifically the top one.
Next I did several variations of the text with the fox integrated into it.
And with color
In the end it was decided that it would be much of a pain to have to fit that curving text into all the printed material she wanted to use her logo on so we we went with a design that was straight across and centered. I really do love the curving text with the little fox fitted into it though!
I have to say, when it comes to text and design I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing! Everything I do I've pretty much taught myself and learned as I go along. I love doing it, it's like solving a puzzle and I think that I have okay intuition when it comes to designs themselves. Technically though I do almost everything by hand, with only some very rudimentary cleaning up in Photoshop, which means that a lot of my things have small imperfections. I hope that that makes them more interesting, but I've also been feeling really self conscious about it. I totally believe in my designs, but I do want them to get better.
I don't know where I'm going with this, except to say I've been having some career angst for about a year now and I'm not sure what to do about it! I want to get better at the things I do, and I want to do a lot of different things (which is part of the problem) but I don't know where to start. (Going back to school is not an option for me right now btw)
On a totally different note I went to see Moonrise Kingdom over the weekend and it was delightful!