Daily Design #296. See you all tomorrow!~Sean.
Daily Design #291. More exploration of a suitable website layout. I started looking at color today and, perhaps made a final decision on my revised/refreshed diamond logo. Hope everyone is enjoying the NFL playoffs! As a Steelers fan. I’m happy. See you all tomorrow!~Sean.
Daily Design #281. So between working on my logo and doing absolutely nothing but relaxing I did not even come close to working on my website. And, I am ok with that. I was hoping that I would create a version of my logo today that I would love. But I didn’t. Actually, I like most of what I came up with today and decided to post three of my more finished concepts. At this point I think I like the top one the best, but I am going to stop looking at them until tomorrow and see how I feel at that time. 🙂 See you all tmorrow. ~Sean.
Daily Design #280. This is my personal logo as it appeared about 10 years ago. I am off tomorrow and I am gearing up to redesign my website. I might be able to get this task completed in one day but please don’t be surprised if my website doesn’t change for a few days. 🙂 I have no new design ideas in mind at this time but I was thinking earlier that I need to revitalize my personal logo and go from there.
The logo you see posted here today was created digitally in 1999. But this logo for the most part was originally design back in the early 1980’s sometime. I want to say 1984 but who knows it could have been earlier. It started as a signature for any artwork I created as a youngster. Usually if I drew or painted something I would scratch my name in all caps and then scratch an S and C overlapping, framed within a diamond shape. It just happened that way, out of no where. It was not thought through. The logo was not conceptualized, there was no underlying meaning or symbolism.
Over time, the the chicken scratch that was my signature became my personal logo. In the late 1990’s when I entertained the thought of doing freelance design work I recreated the logo in Adobe Illustrator and began using it along side my name on business cards, fax cover sheet, letter head and website. In 2003 I stopped using the logo. But if you look at my website you will see that the diamond shape is still used as a background element in the top banner. Tomorrow I hope to post a redesigned or refreshed version of the SC diamond logo. At that time I will explain what the logo has come to mean and symbolize to me. See you all tomorrow! ~Sean.
Daily Design #235. I spend a healthy portion of my afternoon working on my icon project with bonsaiempire.com. I thought I would use one of my tree illustrations for today’s post. I have furnished 9 designs for website visitors to use when participating in the forum section. They are so tiny on the website that it is difficult to see some of the detail that went in to the illustrations so I am happy to share them here at a larger size. I will probably feature the rest of the icons at later times, so stay tuned. Hope you all are having a lovely weekend and I’ll see you back here tomorrow with another design! ~Sean.
The composite imagery thing is a bit more difficult than I anticipated. The problem being deciding what photo images to blend together. So after getting lost in iPhoto for about an hour this evening I decided to pull something non-composite related to post for today. I worked on this logo concept a couple weeks ago. Can’t really talk about what it’s for another month or so and I don’t feel bad about posting it because this brand name or logotype will not be used. See you all tomorrow! ~Sean.
Daily Design #223. I’m not feeling up to composite imagery today. Since I am currently working on a small project for bonsaiempire.com I thought I would share the fruits of some of my experimentation. This illustration is potentially the basis for one of many website icons. I am working on other illustrations to use as icons as well. The final size of the icons will not show this much detail, but creating the larger illustrations is helping to guide me in the styling of the smaller icon. It’s all a work in progress and I am excited to get to the end to see how the final product turns out. Hope you like. See you all tomorrow! ~Sean.