Finally! I am so excited. It’s been a long time coming. This isn’t just about the new logo, but the lesson I learned during the process.
I am one of those people that likes to do things. I like learning new things, perfecting my own craft, and having control over my projects. When it comes to ANAK Creates, there is no exception, and I’m sure many of you who have a business or a development project can relate.
For a while now I have been wanting to update my logo, but every time I think about it, I think I have great ideas and that I can design it myself. This leads to hours of tutorials trying to learn software and logo design, then ending with me not thinking I have a great idea and or know how to accomplish it.
I finally decided to step back from this endless loop since I was getting nowhere. The fact that I didn’t have a logo was holding me back mentally from other things that I was working on, so I knew I needed to figure something out.
I don’t like spending money (I’m dutch) but I decided I needed to separate myself and hire someone to make a logo for me. I knew the criteria I wanted it to fit, but I wanted to see what someone else could come up with who was on the outside of my business.
Fast forward 9 days, and 3 revisions later, I have a new logo!
Now, the biggest takeaway? During those days, I was not stressed about the logo, I didn’t find myself feeling like I was wasting time learning, I was accomplishing so much, while I knew it was in a professional’s hands.
I now have something I’m happy with and that is also complete, with someone else designing it, it forced me to make decisions and unable to push it off.
Sometimes accepting you aren’t skilled at certain things and hiring someone else (for a very reasonable price) is worth it. You need to calculate your work time and mental time saved. I couldn’t be happier. Now I can move on and work on putting the logo to use.
Next time you are struggling, remember that it may be worth a couple of dollars, to help save your sanity.
Until next time, always be creating.