It’s been over a month since I generated my last round of logo ideas (see part 1, part 2, part 3). Other projects and responsibilities have intruded since then, but a link to a VistaPrint business card sale that ends this Tuesday helped to whip me into gear.
I decided to start with my top three favorite logos from round 3 and just start putting them in a business card shape to see how they might develop from there. Below are some of the ones I started playing with, starting with the “corrie smiley-face logo” and the “CH combo logo.”
When I got to my “smiley-C” logo, I went completely non-traditional and started working on this:
Something about this clicked for me.
- It’s not your standard business card.
- It’s simple and clean.
- It’s fun and friendly.
- It ties in my smiley-face avatar — and even the fact that I like to draw comics.
I think the “C/H combo” logo is a little cooler-looking, maybe a little stronger, but it doesn’t scream my personality all that much.
After trying out some different fonts and wording, I’ve ended up with this (it’s not much different):
Next steps are to get this in a format ready to send off to vistaprint, then redesign my web site and blog and invoice templates and all that printable goodness. Now I’ll finally have the excuse to try out WordPress.com’s Sandbox theme and custom CSS upgrade.
And if I hate this logo in a few months… well, I did come up with lots of other options.🙂
Thanks to Angela, Liz, Penny, Shirley, Dave, Senia, Gilda, Doodah, Alex, Mike, and Lea (who wrote the original article series that inspired me to try to brand myself) for voicing helpful thoughts and opinions through this process.