Have you ever attempted to design your own logo? It’s easy for me to envision something in my mind, but trying to make it appear “on paper” as I see it in my imagination is extremely challenging! There are so many decisions! And each one offers so many options!
I just used the logo design tool on Canva. I think it’s quite user-friendly; it must be if a novice like myself could interact with it. I had a simple design in mind: my initials in italic capitals with a double swirl underneath and a circle framing the entire image. I wanted to use my “brand” colors but found they are too equally intense for a small image whose impact must be clear and easy-to-view.
Because I found in Canva’s selections a logo with the swirl I wanted, I started with that template. Then I changed the text within the logo to my initials. Next, I selected a font and size I wanted. Then I added the circle. While making those choices I played around with the positioning of each element. Finally, I selected colors. I had already set up my “brand” colors in Canva. When I needed to choose colors, “my” palette popped up as some of my options. I started with those – there were three – picked two, and faded them to suit my idea of a “pleasing” logo.
I’m not fully satisfied with the results, but it’s sufficient for now. I could spend more time than I should on such a project, and I think I’ll make better choices if I leave it for a while and return to it from time to time.
I’m sharing this here mostly for my own reference.
Although I’m such a beginner when it comes to design, I found this project rather fun!