Thursday, June 27, 2013

Branding - Final Steps of Logo Design

This is where I am in the design process. Down to 3 image options and many font options. I took the advice of a friend and looked up some free font websites to find fonts similar to the ones I drew from graphic design books. I found a few options that may help, but I am still considering some of the ones I developed on my own. It was also advised that I take a break from the process at this point to absorb my choices in order to make some more decisions with a clearer mind later. And since, two friends recommended this, I suppose I had better listen.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Branding Logo Image - Final 4

This was my process for choosing the Final 4.
I began with 8 that I liked the best so far.

I chose to place the circle around each of the images to help me decide which ones would look best if they had a border. And, minified them to see which would translate better on a smaller scale for a charm or stamp.

These are the 4 that I felt were strong enough to consider in the final round of decision making.
I think I am leaning towards C & D. I will likely take the two I choose at this point, edit them, and try them with some of the fonts I have developed. I would appreciate some more opinions on these images.





Saturday, June 22, 2013

Branding - Logo Sketches - First Round Picks

After my first round of eliminations, these are the options I have left to choose from. Next I will narrow my options by choosing one from each of the first two sets to compare to the other individual ones shown below. Once I have it down to 5 choices I will then make changes and edit each image to more accurately depict how it may be in the final outcome, so that I can make the best decision for myself.









Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Branding - Logo Preliminary Sketches part 2


I learned from this exercise that while some of my logo preliminary sketches may not be suitable for my finished logo design, they do make some pretty patterns that might work for some of my art work or jewelry. Especially enameled wall pieces.









Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fun Stuff from Maker Faire 2013!

On May 17th - 18th of this year I was in San Mateo for the Maker Faire doing demos for the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco (MAG) and having lots of fun! On Friday, I was helping to set up the booth for the weekend of demos and got to look around and see some of the sites without all of the crowds. The Maker Faire organizers also treated all of us makers setting up that night to dinner and drinks. It was an exciting weekend. The demo's we did were so popular we were slammed! I even had to help out with some of the others before and after mine. Good thing I was there early and stayed late!
Here are some of the photos I took when I had a chance. Enjoy!

Look at all that FOOD!

Lot's of FIRE!

















Check this out! Really Weird!

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Even a feeding station!











Can't believe, it's made of masking tape!



Giant MOUSE TRAP!