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My New Logo

I’m a terrible artist. I mean, I used to know my way around Paint Shop Pro back in the day, but I usually rely on CoolText, the same site I’ve been relying on since the 90s for my website graphics.

When I moved over to Scribbles, I wanted to take advantage of the logo element of the page, but I struggled. I tried CoolText, then Adobe’s logo maker, before settling in something from Canva out of desperation. I wasn’t happy with it, but I figured I’d address that sometime down the road.

Around the same time, I committed to Scribbles, I noticed Ning, from Ning’s Narrative, was showing off some graphics she was creating using lettering. I thought they looked incredible. They were nice to look at and were different from what I usually saw online for blogs. Her designs really stood out and I made a mental note to reach out and see if she might be interested in creating something for my site.

Before I got around to sending that email, she began a daily challenge to create a new piece of work featuring some of her favorite lyrics each day. I noticed at the bottom of her first post, she had link that said, “Get Your Own Lettering.” So, I sent her an email.

Over the past week, Ning and I have gone back and forth regarding the creation of a logo, and I cannot express what a wonderful experience it has been. Ning was excited about the opportunity, she jumped right in, was super quick to respond, and I had rough drafts to choose from within hours. While I’m not a demanding client, I really didn’t know what I wanted, outside of it looking good in my little circle on Scribbles.

Ning prepared a variety of designs, offered color choices, and whatever little feedback or requests I made, she was super accommodating. In less than a day, she had pretty much exactly what I wanted, but she wanted to perfect it, so I let the artist work.

Now, I haven’t ever really engaged in a collaborative artistic endeavor like this outside of ordering some stuff on Fiverr years ago, but my experiences on Fiverr were always terrible. The designs came late, were expensive, didn’t pay attention to my requests, and so forth. Ultimately, I got what I wanted, but one time it took six weeks. My experience with Ning has been the exact opposite. I’m still blown away by the great service.

So, let me tell you a little about this logo and how we got here. I wanted something that would look good on the site, but also had a bit of a throwback retro look. However, I wanted it to be unique since all the Scribbles pages look the same, I thought a unique logo would really make my page feel like it was my own. I’m not a fan of labels, but I study some Daoism at times, so I’m a fan of the yin and yang design, so when Ning created something that offered the conflicting colors across a unique curvy line, I instantly felt a connection. I doubt most people will even recognize that, but Ning was able to merge my love of the past with my interests in living well into my logo. As for the colors, I was at a loss, and I took whatever suggestion Ning had to offer. I had a few choices to choose from, but I credit Ning 100% for pretty much this entire design. I didn’t give her much to work with. 🙂 Anyway, I wanted to gush about my new logo, and I also wanted to point folks Ning’s way if they are looking for some unique lettering. She recently got some 3D brushes she showed off to me, she does incredible work, and offers amazing services. I give her five stars!

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