So, I have to take a load off my chest today... I apologize in advance.
So here's the deal folks...
As you may know, I'll be finishing my Graphic & Web Design program and graduating with my Associate's Degree in less than 40 days.
That means I will no longer be considered a "student," and while my blog name has grown on me, I'm going to be forced to drop the "S" from "GDS" and change it up. The question is, to what exactly?
See, that's just the thing... I have no idea.
I'm having this major identity crisis and I'm not sure where to start! I've read several tips on how to name your blog and business and there are three ideas I keep bouncing around in my brain...
A) Should I go with an easy transition and just call it "Confessions of a Graphic Designer"?
B) Should I keep it the same as my freelance design business (K&V Design Studio)?
C) Should I get super creative and come up with something completely different?
I'm leaning towards C, but seriously dudes, I have no ideas that I'm clinging to.
None. Zilch. Zero. Nada.
What's crazy is that even while I'm in the midst of finals, time consuming projects, and perfecting my portfolio, my biggest stressor isn't acing my tests or even finding a job in the design industry. My main worry lately is updating the blog name, finally purchasing a domain name, and then going through the design and branding process.
Is that so wrong?
Since I can't completely decide on a name just yet, I decided to look towards color for inspiration. I seem to have this "thing" going on with a certain shade of Teal. It's become an obsession, and I need to branch out... f'reals.
Naturally, I went to Pinterest to find some color schemes to put me at ease... but then ended up in color lust with almost all of them. I chose some of my favorites, now it's just up to my Gemini brains to decide on one.
Think you can help me narrow in on one or two of your preferred palettes?
|Creature Tones via Design Seeds|
I love this so much! Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure Lovely Little Things has this one covered. Yep. Thanks Jess ;)
|Single Bloom via Design Seeds|
My eye has been drawn to this spring green color lately... love the coral accents.
Maybe just a tad too feminine?
|Produced Hues via Design Seeds|
I think I'll always have a soft spot for hot pink and green since they were my wedding colors!
I can see myself getting sick of this, though.
|Santorini Tones via Design Seeds|
This is just a dreamboat palette... but I feel like I've seen it before?
|Branching Hues via Design Seeds|
This combines my favorite colors in a harmonious way, and it's not too reminiscent of a specific season, meaning it could work year round. Me likey.
|Confetti Color via Design Seeds|
Oh yes... I love that darker mustard color paired with the magenta and blue... this is definitely at the top of my list.
|Wish Tones via Design Seeds|
Oh, but then I'm captivated by these serene beachy tones and I'm head over heels in love with teal again!
What's a girl to do?
To be completely honest, I've even thought about hiring someone to help me out! There is something so difficult when it comes to designing your own brand... I find I'm way too hard on myself, my perfectionism is locked into overdrive, and I'm too blinded by pressure that I can't see "it" clearly. I think it would be nice to have a fresh pair of eyes help decide what ideas are working and what's not.
The downfall? I think I'd be one nightmare of a client! Anyone want to work with me? :)
But I'll take all the advice I can get!!
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Have you ever been in this position before?
How did you choose your blog name?
Where did you find your color inspiration?