I've been investing in myself for the last few weeks by creating materials for my logo and website. All the materials have arrived. Letterheads, stickers, envelope labels, business cards and postcards. Here's some shots. Click any of the images to bring up it's full size.
For the past few months I've wanted to create a stronger identity for my website and my work. An exercise in branding was called for so I set to work. I wanted something that identifies with how I work, and wanted to keep the 'Sketchbook' feel to my logo. I tinkered away during my free time, sought advice from another designer whose opinion I trust and thought about I wanted the logo to reflect part of my personality. I don't consider a designers designer and I'm fine with that, but that doesn't mean I want any of my work to look shabby. I feel that if my latest piece of work is not an improvement in some fashion from my last, I've let myself down.
I've put up some of the images I worked on while creating the logo. From my side, I'm happy with the end result.
This is the end result. I thickened/tidied up the ink splashes. I also added in a little image from a photo of myself. I've used the dot in my site. I think it re-enforces that I'm a one man band, and that I feel sometimes isolated because of this.