So I come home Friday to check my email from a long day of single and double clicking, and I receive an email from someone at Logo Lounge. They notified me that two of my designed logos made the cut for their first ever Master Library Series. The series will be a collection of logos focusing on initials and crests and it will be published next year.
The logo for “Seventh Row” was a freelance project designed for my uncle who runs an entertainment booking agency in NYC. This was probably the first logo I created with Freehand 8 that was running on a really, really, and I stress “really” old PC.
*The other logo is for a decorative switchplate manufacturer in Morgantown, WV called “Aberdeen.” The name is derived from a place in the UK. This logo was the first project I tackled when I got my first job out of college. I remember using Illustrator 8 for the first time (industry recommended switch) to design the logo.
Anyways, that really made my day. I submitted these logos over a year and a half ago and I’m glad that they were chosen. It really gave me some feeling of accomplishment… 10 years into doing graphic design professionally. But in reality, I’ve never entered or submitted anything for a national publication or a contest before. I’ve entered the local Addy’s and was quite successful, but I feel that this is more an accomplishment because of the international reach of the book.
So to summarize how I feel in one word it would be “RELIEVED!” I’ve been looking for that one glimmer of acknowledgement for my work and I think it found it. Actually I think it’s more of a “flash” than a glimmer since to me this is huge!!!by