Designing a new, more professional logo has been on my agenda for a while, and while it was not near to top of the list in "importance", it was still a must if I wanted to continue to represent myself in a professional way.
Designing your own logo when you are an artist is VERY hard - you have so many ideas and things you want to represent with just one thing. Your logo represents you, and can generate the important initial thoughts that people (especially clients) think about when they hear your name. Your brand is super important and the way it looks to someone in the first few seconds can drastically change the outlook on how your future with a potential client may look.
Personally, I had to force myself to stop and choose; letting my stress of the power of a logo evaporate and just make a darn decision! Obviously, I needed my name, so that was checked off my list - but I really wanted to show my proud status of being Canadian, but different than other Canadian inspired logo's, so I therefore came up with the RCAF and Canadian Olympic team inspired symbol within my letter "o". While it may not be perfect, it is indeed a start. Like many things in life, starting is the hardest part, so I am both lucky, and happy that it is over with.
While I could have done a better job, I have come to terms with my new logo, and in the end, have actually have developed a liking for it.
In the end, my final advise on creating your logo: Follow your heart, but learn when to "suck it up" and just go with it, give 'er a go!
Welcome, new Henry logo!
This is the spot where Henry blabs on about what he thinks, events, etc... All the normal stuff.