On my journey to a better blog, I found that I really needed a logo. So, I went to Fiverr, a place where everything is only $5 (no clothing or anything like that, just logos, tutoring, voice overs, graphics, etc.) . I got this gig as they call it and I had no idea what I wanted from my logo. That’s is probably why I absolutely hated the first run of the logo.
Here’s what the designer first came up with:
Eh, getting there. I asked her to simplify the icon.
I actually love the icon, mountains are something that totally represent me. But the words, yeah I still did not like that. It didn’t feel like me, even though it’s what I wanted. And the name was sitting quite well with me either. Looking at this final product made me really question what I wanted my logo to encompass. I tried adjusting it and got this:
I might use the Hey! one on my newsletter (hint hint).
Right now I have my last name in a bold red (trying something new) which is completely different than the one my designer created. This has nothing to do with the designer. The process of working with this designer was pretty great, considering I was not of much help in the idea department. The logo she created for me was what I told her to design. And now I realize that I had the wrong image for my blog, the wrong idea of how I wanted it to be represented.
My one tip for working with a logo designer, if you plan on doing so, is to know what you want. Really know what you’re looking for, the look, the feel, what you actually want the logo to stand for. That was my mistake, which got me a great logo that was not fit for my blog. For $5 this was a good experience, now I just need to get it vectorized (it also $5 on fiverr!) and maybe tweak the naming.
This was another installment of rebranding hey iris.