Thursday, July 16, 2015

Creating a Brand for Myself aka. New Header!


Hey guys! So one of the things that I've been really trying to get into is developing some design skills. I'm excited to share my first attempt at somewhat of a header image & logo. 

I had Pixelmator on my computer - which is sort of like Photoshop, but much more affordable. I spent something like $30 on it? The primary reason why I needed it was for work - where I use it to manage promotional emails for my company. 

But then I started playing around with it, and doing some tutorials in my spare time. To make the logo above, I used this tutorial here, in combination with the Origram font as a guide for the shapes. It was pretty slow going, creating the shapes, and then adding the shadows in. 

Let me know what you think! I'd love to hear your feedback. I'm concerned about the color, how it might be too light to see? And suggest any different colors as well! I'm not sure what would go with the rest of the theme. 

UPDATE: I've also put together a cute little icon as well for the sidebar. Would love feedback on that as well!


This is turning into a little brand study, I guess! I think I'll end up deviating away from gray in terms of the accent colors. But I guess this feels really core to what I like. Geometric, simplistic, clean. 
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9 comments:

  1. I love your new header. I don't think the colour is bad at all. I am a huge fan of greys anyway but I think any colour would be flattering for your blog tbh :) x

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    1. Thanks! I think I'll experiment with some accent colors for the origami bird, but I'm glad you think the greys aren't too bad!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I'm absolutely loving it! It's simple, yet so creative. I personally really like the greys. Hmm, if you're brainstorming accent colors, I think lighter blues would be really nice!

    xx Chaereen | Inspinkle

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    1. I definitely was thinking blue as well! Like, a powder blue or something. Thanks for the feedback!

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  3. Ooh it turned out really well! I agree with Chaereen, would also look nice in blue.

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    1. Thanks! I've just changed it again. Trying to figure out how I feel about it, haha.

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  4. It's a very clever one, elegant and clean.

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  5. I love the little crane - looking good!

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