Some of you may have noticed that I’ve played around with the look of the blog in the last few days. I’m trying to establish a look or “brand” that is consistent across all my media, starting with a new logo.
I’ve been wanting a logo for a while, but I’ve definitely not been wanting to pay for one. This isn’t exactly a lucrative business for a new designer so I’m trying to be cautious with my expenses. After dilly-dallying for a while, I finally sat down and started sketching. It had to be simple since my drawing and Inkscape skills are little to none, but also because I like simple, clean lines. I played around with fonts a bit and found a free cowboy hat drawing on the web. Here’s what I came up with…
Then I took those colours and carried them into a new pattern template that I built on Microsoft Publisher. I started off with one of their pre-built documents and then rearranged it for my purposes. I’m extremely happy with how the new template has worked out and am excited to convert all my patterns.
Finally, I wanted to translate the new branding over to the blog, which has been much more difficult. I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing here but I did manage to convert to a new theme and add a logo to the banner.
I’d love some feedback on the new look!
4 thoughts on “A New Look”
I absolutely love your new logo and look! It is fresh, clean, and inviting. Your new pattern layout definitely draws knitters in and engages them with the pattern. Overall, a superb job! (One note: make sure you add a “home” or “blog” button to your navigation bar, so people can easily get back to this page 🙂 ).
Good point Lindsay! Now, I just need to figure out how to do that…
I love the new look! The color choice and clean lines are appealing to the eye. Great work!
I’ve recently done a similar thing, I think your makeover looks great!