For Assignment 14 in Blogging 101, we each had to work on building our brand. In order to do this, we were given three choices:
- Create a custom icon for our sites. This shows up on the browser tab.
- Create a fan page on Facebook to promote our posts.
- Create image widgets for a sidebar.
I went with the first option.
As I was working on working on this assignment, my first thought was to create the icon by hand. Either I would draw something traditionally or do it digitally. In any case, an idea would have to be sketched out.
The two ideas I came up with were: drawing part of my face; or using the letters in my screen name artistically. During the sketching phase, I liked how the letters looked. The self-portrait can still be used for another project.
The icon I’m currently using was made in Adobe Illustrator. Here’s a sneak peek:
This is still a work in progress and things might be changed later.