1. Decide how you want to be perceived
Write down what makes your story unique. How did you learn to become the designer you are today? What’s your personality and your style? These questions (and others) will help you establish what makes you tick.
2. Get inspired
Designers draw inspiration from everywhere, so get out there and soak in all the world has to offer. Start a mood board to gather inspiring images, colors and quotes. What you choose says a lot about your personal preferences and will help you discover your unique design personality.
3. Create your personal logo
Start your personal brand by creating your own logo. Take the inspiration you’ve gathered and sketch up some ideas . Sometimes a doodle is just a doodle. But other times, it helps flesh out the ideas in your head and establishes your personal story.
Then, play with it! Experiment with colors and highlights. Add symbolism. Remember to stay true to who you are, and your revisions will reflect that.
4. Pass the adaptability test
Think about how your logo will look like with different treatments. Will it work with different background colors? How will it look at different sizes? Your brand should present the same message even in black and white.
5. Go online and offline