Posts Tagged ‘branding’

First job

Posted: August 17, 2011 in Daily Blog
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Today was Design Element’s first pitch to ‘our’ first client! I was so excited and nervous!

I pitched three logo designs that I made from sketches and made sure to research online to make sure they weren’t close to existing brands.

I will post the sketches, the progression of ideas and the three logos I pitched after the final logo is approved.

The client said that he was surprised by the level of creativity and the professional presentation! I told him it is because I truly enjoy what I do.

While I am far from my “dream” goal of either working at or owning my own graphic design house, today gave me a taste of what I want. I could see my dream right in front of me!

So, faithful readers, we are on our way… C

As with anything in life, it is good to get the advice of wise and experienced people around you. But, it is also true that you have to make your own decisions and live with the consequences.

So, yesterday I made the decision to work with my intern boss and finally make a decision on the web domain. Since I want this to grow into my own business (either freelance or more) I decided to go with the graphicdesign-element.com website.

The words “Graphic Design” get over 2 million hits a month on Google alone and having those words in my domain could potentially help give me a stronger presence on the internet down the road.

I will be working with my intern boss in the next few weeks to design my website and get it up and running. Until then, there is a temporary “quick template” from the host and it has my contact information, including one of the new emails! It is really strange having my own email address that I created.

Now, I am one step closer to my dream. I have a logo and I have chosen what I want to specialize in. Branding, logo design, illustrations and web design. I want to be a designer/artist. I don’t want to be an expert in code or computers, even though I am sure I could. I want to use my art to make a difference, whether it be online, on a computer or on canvas/paper.

So, faithful readers, I hope you are enjoying the journey… C