Is it a cross? Well, yes and no. I started doing web design in 2004. So, I try to design the most important elements of my site and branding myself. When I set out to create my brand, it was important to me to include an element that represented my own family.
I thought about an elaborate heart design, a tree and about a half-dozen other things that just didn’t really fit the vision I had. Wanting to move forward with my site launch, I decided to use the basic logo concept I’d developed using my initials and photo+graphy.
Originally, a couple of weeks ago, I was designing a new plus(+) sign to go in photo+graphy for my logo. My vision of photography truly is telling your story through photos, or creating your family’s photo biography. Failing to find a plus-sign in a font that I really liked, I decided to hand draw one in Adobe Illustrator. That process evolved into that squiggly line thingy above, a tribute to my children and the One who blessed me with them.
Like my four kiddos, none of the four branches are exactly alike. The two longer branches represent my two Bigs, my sixteen-year-old son and fourteen-year-old daughter and the two shorter branches represent my *slightly chaotic*, wildly-loved Littles, ages four and two. The design is one continuous line, representing the bond my kids share, despite my two sets being born a decade apart. Each set of two are like their own ying/yang and have amazing bonds with their Big/Little counterpart. The top left are my girls and their connecting lines represent their special bond. The bottom and right are my boys. To me, family honestly is everything. I’m just happy to have finally found a way to include mine in an endeavor that also comes from the heart.