I had the name. I knew the purpose, but I had no idea of what the design should look like.
I remember the day my logo came to me. I was sitting in my Strengths-Based Family Workers Credential class and we we’re talking about healing from the past. At the time, I was healing from many areas of my life, but when I thought of my brand and my life experiences, I knew exactly what I wanted the design to look like.
This is what I envisioned for my brand. I knew that I wanted to empower women with this logo idea, so I decided that I would use a female artist and designer to create my logo. I wanted my design to be uniquely me. That’s all that I had ever imagined for my brand.
I hosted a Social Media and Journal Challenge for National Bullying Prevention Month called #YOUBULLIEDME in October 2017. This challenge helped me share my truth about being bullied in elementary school by some girls who I considered my “friends.” I disclosed that one of the main physical features that I had been bullied about were my lips. My big, juicy, and now one of my favorite facial features, my lips.
I wanted my logo to represent all of me, so I decided to go with lips so that I could defy what my bullies had belittled me over for so many years. It was a long time before I felt comfortable with them and I never wore lipstick because of how big my lips were. Now, I wear lipstick of all colors, proudly, because I am no longer ashamed of the face that God gave me.
After I drew my not-so-very-good representation of what I wanted my logo design to look like, I knew I had to take it to a real artist who could capture what I had in my head.
I called my cousin, Tasha Martin, who had been drawing since we were children. I always looked up to her and considered her to be one of Pittsburgh’s best artists.
I sent her my original drawing and after coming up with a draft she made the perfect request, asking that I kiss a piece of paper wearing lipstick so that she could use my original lip print for the design.
She made my logo so authentic and by creating an entirely new font, it made the design even more personal to me. The joy that I felt when I saw the final draft is indescribable. Everything in my mind was captured and I couldn’t wait to find a designer.
I had my Twitter account since 2014, but it was not until 2017 that I actually started to use my account. I was twitter dumb and had no idea of how to use the app to connect with others.
I started scrolling and I came across two bloggers having a conversation in a thread that made me smile! They were so supportive of one another and I thought, “I want that type of connection with another blogger.”
As a single mom, I have limited opportunities to connect with people in my city because I spend all my time at home with my now 2-year-old.
Tameka Christmas, became one of the first people that I made a genuine connection with on Twitter. She is an Educator and Content Creator and so much more.
Twitter gave me the opportunity to really connect with Tameka and have genuine conversations about life, branding and blogging. After seeing reviews from others who had their logos designed, I got the courage to ask her about designing my logo. She was completely on-board and gave me 100% confidence that choosing her would be the best decision I could make.
Not only did she design my logo, Tameka also provided me with a half-sheet flyer (front and back) to help launch my Self-love Gift Basket biz (coming soon).
Looking for a Designer?
If you are looking to have your logo designed or any content for your blog/website, you can contact Tameka Christmas here,
Email: Info@meekscreations.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also follow and reach out to her on Instagram on her pages:
Always remember that a queen shines brighter when she supports other queens!
I would like to personally thank Tasha and Tameka for being a part of making my dreams come true. I am so grateful to them both for making my design unique and a reality for this brand.
Tasha, you were so intentional in making sure the design was uniquely me. Thank you for your input and I will never forget what you have done for this brand.
Tameka, you and I went back and forth for months and you were so helpful, positive and gave all you had to make my logo design the best it can be. Thank you sis!
More to Come…
For the next two months, I will be spending a great deal of time updating my website. I apologize that my website has been under construction for so long, but it is important to me that I make this brand all that I know it can be, including the website, so be patient with me as major changes will take place on this site from November 2017- January 2018.
A new look with the same self-love. 💋