This week, we’ll continue to play with design by doing a variation on the first challenge in Creative Workshop.
You will think about what your interests and your identity as a professional writer might be, then do some hands on design work to try to illustrate that identity.
Challenge: Spend ten minutes answering the following questions. Keep writing. If you get done. Go back, add more to your answers:
- What are your three main interests regarding professional writing?
- Why did you choose this class/this major/this minor?
- What are your strengths as a writer/designer/professional?(even if you don’t feel like a professional anything yet.)
- What are your weaknesses/fears/challenges?
- What’s your favorite color?
- What designers/artists/writers/poets/scientists/creative forces do you love?
- What design elements do you love/gravitate toward?
- What kinds of work do you enjoy?
- What kind of work do you want to do in the future?
- What kind of professional identity do you want to take with you out of this class?
Next 20 minutes:
Design a logo that is clearly informed by your responses to these questions. Think about what you know about logos. Which ones are most iconic to you? Why are they memorable? What does “good” logo design do?
Edit: Sometime this weekend, write a comment that reflects on this process. What did you learn? What did you struggle with? What would you do differently if you did this exercise again?
Here’s a view of all the logos together: