So if you haven't noticed yet.....WE GOT A NEW LOGO!
When I originally came up with the logo for Publicly Sexy, I knew that I wanted it to be fierce, thought provoking, and black (not like the color but the culture).
Unfortunately for me, I know nothing about graphic design, so I spent hours trying to figure out how I could finesse Google images using photoshop. If you weren't familiar with the first logo, here it is:
The silhouette of the afro was important not only because it was clear indication that the person was of color but also because I decided to go natural. I wanted to make sure that whoever or whatever I was going to have as the face of my brand reflected who I was. At first, I decided on a simple New York skyline because you know, I live in New York so why not? The original idea was to set the skyline on top of her head to make it seem like she was thinking about the city (public). As I continued to think about what being #publiclysexy meant, (see first blog post) I thought wouldn't it be cool for the skyline to also look crown (empowering). However, every time I thought a new way to spice up the logo I kept running into a roadblock because I couldn't figure out how to get it just right.
Long story short, I started looking for recommendations for graphic designers and I came across Elisabeth Daniels! She was so awesome and so patient with all of my picky suggestions. If you are looking for a graphic designer look no further! You can check her out on http://elisabeth-daniels-design.squarespace.com or Instagram @puravida_design.
After a few conversations we started working together to really bring the design together and well...
The moment you've all been waiting for...
New logo who This?
Isn't she lovely?
Although I still love my old logo, this one makes me feel really good. Its original, colorful, and more inclusive of everyone (peep the new skyline). It encompasses all of the visions and expectations I had for myself when I tried making the original logo.
The whole process of creating Publicly Sexy has been eye opening for me personally. Its challenged me to ask for help instead of trying to do everything on my own. Its challenged me to chase my ideas, goals, and dreams. Its even challenged me to create connections with people that I would have not made otherwise. I hope this new logo inspires you to go out get excited and start or invest time in something that you're passionate about.
What are your thoughts on the new logo? Comment below!
P.S. Never be too prideful to reach out for help. If you don't know what you're doing someone else might.