Summer is a busy time for families, but for me, it's when work finally slows down. Since my schedule is a bit less hectic, I thought I'd start a little Instagram DESIGN CHALLENGE for my creative friends. Think of it as a way to take a break, get inspired, and make something just for FUN. No hard rules, no client feedback, and no pressure. Sound good?
Here's how it works:
- This challenge will last 4 weeks, with 1 project to work on per week.
- Every Monday, I'll post a random, punny business name for which YOU will design a logo.
You'll have from Monday to Sunday to create and post your masterpiece, then we'll move on to the next design.
- There are NO design rules other than "Don't intentionally copy anyone else's work."
- When you're done, post it to your Instagram account and use hashtag #logosarepun so we can all ooh and ahh. Please support each other by liking, commenting, and, if requested, providing a short critique.
- All skill levels are welcome. You can be an aspiring graphic designer, a student, a professional of 20 years, a calligrapher, a crafter, or even a photographer.
Here's an example:
Business Name :: BUN INTENDED
Type of Business :: a modern burger joint
IG Hashtags :: #logosarepun #logosarepunweek0
Deadline :: n/a
Here, I made a little mock-up of my logo design. It features half a burger for the B. Watch my IG stories in the coming week and I'll try to post my brainstorming process video. It's a total mess but it will give you an idea of how I came up with this. My IG handle is @akulakreative.
Diving right in!
Business Name :: JUST IN QUESO
Type of Business :: a trendy food brand that makes cheesy goodness like this
IG Hashtags :: #logosarepun #logosarepunweek1
Made-up Deadline :: June 17 (post any time between now and June 17)
If you haven't completed Week's 1 challenge, go ahead and do that first then catch up with this one!
Business Name :: A LITTLE HORSE
Type of Business :: an urban farm animal clinic catering to pigs, chickens, and other small animals living in cities and suburbs as pets
IG Hashtags :: #logosarepun #logosarepunweek2
Made-up Deadline :: June 24 (post any time between now and June 24)
We're almost there...
Business Name :: SWAPMEAT
Type of Business :: a vegetarian kitchen serving hearty, meat-free meals
IG Hashtags :: #logosarepun #logosarepunweek3
Made-up Deadline :: July 1 (post any time between now and July 1)
Business Name :: A WHISKEY PROPOSITION
Type of Business :: a modern whiskey bar with a nod to 1920s culture
IG Hashtags :: #logosarepun #logosarepunweek4
Made-up Deadline :: July 8 (post any time between now and July 8)
That's a wrap! THANK YOU to everyone who participated!! I hope you enjoyed it. (I may have enjoyed it a little too much by the looks of my last design.) #whoa #allthepatterns