May 21, 2008
I must say I’m quite relieved.
The comments on uniquefrequency and twitter were encouraging, which I’m appreciative of. Doubly so because I haven’t even spoken to some of these people before. So thanks Daryl, Claudia, nadnut, Krisandro, juzzywuzzy and parkerha for saying you liked it or that it’s fab! All of you made my day.
Of course, one can’t improve without constructive feedback. So like a kid that doesn’t want to face the monsters under the bed, but must be brave, I showed it to my boss. (laughs)
He suggested making the SMB clearer and using a handwritten type to match the sketch. Initially I thought that would be too messy or illegible when scaled down, but time to try again! He also recommended to incorporate a social media element into it.
The last point was something I should have thought about or tried harder to put in. VEEERRYY important for a logo to represent EVERYTHING the brand stands for. As a marketing student, I logically knew that, but let it slide in the face of time. Bad. Shouldn’t have done so.
I really should have given myself more time and did more drafts.
Hindsight is ever perfect. Big sigh to that. Have also learnt if I’m stuck, I should leave whatever I’m designing at the moment, and come back after a while, so I can look at it with fresh eyes.
(Why do fresh eyes make me think of Cows, Farmhouse milk and butterflies?)
And I’m still a bit nervy about offering to design things for people when I don’t have any background.
Well, no background beyond Frujch and fiddy-diddling around photoshop…… photoshop…ah, that reminds me, Quentin says I should be using Illustrator instead. Time to find a copy. Bye bye Yusof Ishak; hello Hole-in-My-Wallet.
But really, I need to get a grip and just try every damn thing I can design so that even if I don’t succeed wildly, I learn something in the process of doing it. That’s what those motivation speakers always say right? “TRY TRY TRY! “
Alright, up & on, me!