Why I made my logo look this way.
My logo was done using Adobe Illustrator. I went for a hand lettering style with a rectangle duplicated around my name and I also applied a banner. I decided on making two versions for the designs I want to go for my website and business card. My logo reads “Steven SR” the SR is for Sepulveda Rivera my father and mother’s last names, and within the banner is “Web Developer”.
What did I HAVE to Learn to make it.
My logo relied heavily on technical know-how of illustrator’s Pen tool so it required me to get familiar with a tool I notoriously disliked based off of first impressions; however, although it is a pain in the butt to learn in the begging it pays off to master it. That is why I want to share how I came about mastering this painfully frustrating tool.
1. Jump right into it.
I seen in a video early on in my learning that it would be best to learn the pen tool through practice what kind of practice? Tracing the Alphabet, more specifically an image of the alphabet off of google with any kind of Style to it, so I went for a graffiti style. Why? Because the letter’s are complicated enough to make it a challenge and your not just making multiples of the same character you move along the alphabet being forced to figure out how to properly contour to each character getting better and better.
2. From the Windows to the Walls…
I continued my learning through a youtuber namedthat makes his living doing this kind of design work he has really good tutorials on hand lettering design and other related illustrator design tricks like backgrounds. Both tutors taught me that the concept of walls, ceilings, floors is the #1 lesson to get down it would also make your life so much easier. and the #2 lesson would be to use only Horizontal and Vertical anchor points.
– courtesy of Ste Bradbury Design