Monday, September 19, 2016
Logo Design and the BerryCoding Brand
I have learned today that logo designers are not in the same category as us mere mortals. I don't know how they do it. Sure, there are some "logo designers" out there that just throw things together with no thought, but the true designers are pure genius. A true logo designer takes everything into consideration. The color scheme, layout, design, font, and probably many more things that I don't know about.
In my quest for a logo design, I decided to go with a geometric strawberry with an empty HTML closing tag as the leaf and a minimal sans-serif font for the BerryCoding text. I am currently working on it in Photoshop. I have set a deadline for myself to have it done by this weekend. I realize it's not the greatest idea, but I am not a logo designer. I don't really know what I am doing, but I am making do with what I have until I can afford to hire a professional. I like the strawberry because my last name is Berry and... well, you get the point. I also like it because it is red, which is the color of passion. The color fits my brand well because I am extremely passionate about coding. It is killing me to have not coded for a couple of days, but I have gotten sidetracked with the personal branding thing, which I am going to have to tackle at some point down the road anyways.
My thoughts are that I would get my brand nailed down, tweet daily, and blog daily. I hope that I can use those things to build a web presence and make some contacts in the field. Once I have all of those things set up then I can focus most of my time on developing my coding skills while sharing my successes and failures with the world. I can also use the daily blogging to develop my writing skills, which are piss poor at the moment.
WHEN I achieve my goals I would love to pass on what I have learned to the next group of people trying to accomplish the same thing. I would love to write books, create courses, or chat with people one-on-one to pass on the steps that I took to get what I wanted.
I guess what I am trying to say is that my goal for the BerryCoding brand is to blog, code, teach, motivate, and inspire.