Workin' on new website banner! A, or B?



  • The first one is the simplest, which I think will help it be seen at all different sizes. I like the design of the second one, but it might be too detailed for something the size of a business card.



  • Although I dig the second one more the two "e" gets too close to "freelance". I also think that even if you gave it more space the words cause a conflict of attention while reading.



  • @Braden-Hallett Whatโ€™s with the โ€œBโ€ ? I think it makes it look cluttered. Is it absolutely necessary? It almost looks like a punctuation correction or a grade. (maybe itโ€™s my teacher lens). But what do I know...

    I think either of the two look good although I am partial to the larger. I am a fan of logos.


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    What if you combined the two banners. I made an example, I hope that is ok.
    beeeee 1.jpg


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    @chrisaakins @Braden-Hallett
    I was thinking the same thing. Is the "B" a middle initial? If so, I think you should drop that B down into the name line and use just the little bee logo (just the image not the letter) floating over your name. It's subtle but I think people will get it.



  • The idea looks great. I think that the logo could use a bit of hierarchy or a focal point. Now you have 2 competing elements the letter B and the "Bee logo" leaving the viewer a bit unsure as to what to look at. Have you tried something like this for example?

    braden.jpg



  • @hakepe I like the top version of this but with the 'Freelance Illustrator..' text position of the bottom one (although some tweaking may be required to not have the text and bottom of the B logo too close).



  • @CLCanadyArts Your what if nails it.



  • @hakepe said A, or B?

    at the logo could use a bit of hierarchy or a focal point. Now you have 2 competing elements the letter B and the "Bee logo" leaving the viewer a bit unsure as to what to look at. Have you tried something like this for example?

    hakepe, @Braden-Hallett
    "A" and "B" are both nice options. "B" is my favorite because It feels open.



  • @CLCanadyArts I like the bottom one of these ๐Ÿ‘



  • @hakepe I really like the top version! I think this would be perfect.



  • @Braden-Hallett I agree that the logo should have some hierarchy. I actually like @CLCandyArts solution.

    I also think you can drop the "freelance" from the text. You can mention that you're a freelancer in your "About" section of your website.
    Also this font is a little difficult to read coz it's so thin and there are too many words. Maybe if you decide to drop the "freelance", you can also try to reduce the height of the font so that it's not soo long for a small size font.

    I really like your logo though! ๐Ÿ™‚


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    Hi Braden! This is just my personal opinion but I think you may be overdoing your banner. Not only do you have a bee insect and the word โ€œBeeโ€ on your logo, yuo also have the letter โ€œBโ€ on your banner as well. I think you need to sort it down to one Bee whether it be the insect, the word, or the letter. Please take this with a grain of salt. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll make a great banner.



  • Looking at my mocup again today, I would try to tweek the upper version a bit by making the letter B on the left smaller and moving the text "freelance....etc" below the logo. So simplifying it even more so that the "bee logo" is the first thing to standout. It is a nice logo, so you might give it some space and extra punch.



  • Oh wow! I woke up from a birthday sugar coma to a slew of awesome advice ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Thanks everyone! I appreciate all the advice and mockups. I'm gonna implement these changes and I think it'll be much stronger for it. Who knew that graphic design would be a skill set all on its own? ๐Ÿ˜†



  • @Braden-Hallett Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚


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