I haven’t shared a logo process in a while. This logo process is from Jane O. Coaching, who is a love and style coach with an amazing colorful, bright vibe. So of course, she wanted her branding to be feminine, colorful and fun to show off her coaching niches.
We ended up heading in the direction of #3, with some additional tweaks and customizations to make it fully unique to Jane. To see the full branding and web design that came from this logo process, head on over to janeocoaching.com.
And if you want to chat about your own logo or branding, holla at me!
This little behind the scenes of the logo process is from the branding project for Julia Kilkenny, who is a coach for creative entrepreneurs. She described her ideal brand to me as “the first blue sky day of Spring.” Amazing, right?! I took that and really ran with it and created these little nuggets for her.
We ended up going with #2 and brought in more of that gorgy color palette. You can see the final branding and the web design to match this logo process over at juliakilkenny.com.
And if you feel like chatting with me about your own logo and branding, I’d love for you to holla at me
If you have been following June Mango for a while, you will obviously have noticed that it’s just gotten a major facelift. I am so excited about it and it’s been a long time coming. What I mean by that is that I have been diving deep behind the scenes to strategically rebrand my biz. This is more than just a new logo and color palette, although that’s definitely part of it. This is about really getting to the heart of what I do best, who I serve best, and how I can best represent that through my brand.
So how do you even begin to strategically rebrand your biz? I have laid out my process with a few tips below, so read on!
There are a lot of moving parts to a business, and your brand is just one of them. For me, I knew it was time for a rebrand when I felt that my messaging and design weren’t matching up with:
A) the high-level of clients I was working with
B) the types of clients I wanted to attract
C) the level of expertise that I have collected from running my business for a few years
D) the actual design work I want to be creating
So these pieces each were key elements that just weren’t matching up with what I was putting out into the world. In short, I had grown a lot as a designer and business owner, and wanted my brand to reflect that.
So now that I as aware of what I wanted to be sharing with my ideal audience, it was time to create the messaging and design to match. Now, I am NOT a copywriter, but I do think that the copy in your brand is just as important for your consistent business voice as your design. There are a lot of amazing copywriters that can help you share your vision in your voice, so don’t be afraid to hand over the reigns.
Design-wise, I tried to really get clear on what:
A) I’m really good at
B) I can do that not many other designer’s can
C) type of design I like to create
D) what type of design my ideal audience is looking for
With these things in mind, it was easy to create a website and brand that showcased all of the above. And the key here is that the real reason it was easy, is because it was natural. This is another reason I knew it was time to rebrand – I was eager to stretch my legs into design that fit me better.
Finally, I always like to keep in mind the visuals of the previous logo and branding. You don’t want to completely change your look or else no one will recognize you! (Think Jennifer Grey after the nose job). So I stuck closely to the layout of my old logo, kept some of the same colors, like the pink, and just updated the hues. I also added a new stamp as an alternative logo to help share my services + expertise in a clear way and round everything out.
Overall, I am so happy with it. It really represents me, my design style, and my ideal clients. And that is exactly what your brand should do.
I think all designers have a touch of Creative ADD. All of my favorite designers are constantly changing and pushing their brands + the creative processes to be better, cooler, or more unique.
I have this ADD too, and recently I’ve been itching to bust out of the standard mood board mosaic design. It’s just EVERYWHERE, and frankly, I’m bored. And here’s a little secret: boredom = creativity’s best friend. Being bored makes me want to shake it up! Create something new and funky! Get weird and wild! Design-wise, that is.
So here’s where I ended up on a the new make-up of my mood boards.
Totally deconstructed. More white space, more breathing room. More color blocks, but all integrated into the collage vs. being stacked together. Still a brand-focused lifestyle image at the center grounding the collage as well as the brand. And little, layered type elements.
I think mood board collages + color are my love language. ❤️
So what do you think? Love it? Hate it? Wanna live in it (I do!!). I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new mood board so feel free to holla at me!