When I originally was sketching out logos for what direction I wanted to go with my logo I picked a bearded face with a hat, because well I’m a veteran and most vets have beards and big bushy ones as well. Especially ones that just got out of the military after shaving for so long. I have limited skills when it comes to Illustrator as I’m finding out. I couldn’t really find a way to make a beard the way that I really wanted too. So I just started messing around with illustrator trying to find a logo idea. I wanted at first, to make a logo that was abstract. Like an Image or a Symbol for my show. I made what looked like a robot head with a triangle with slashes inside the triangle made of multiple colors. I wanted my logo to be colorful. I feel a colorful logo really attracts the eyes of people. I then tried to focus on my projects focus around radio and I found a old school looking mic on the internet just to see the shapes and maybe how to draw it. It didn’t turn out like I hoped so I then went to image and traced and expanded it. I then copied the parts that were left over from the dark spots of the microphone and placed it in illustrator and started messing around with it. I tried to make it look orange in the background to bring color which was my focus into my logo. In my opinion it ended up looking like a tiger egg. I started thinking my audience wouldn’t respond well to it so I shifted my focus to making a simpler logo for a bases. I removed the color orange from the microphone and added some rings around it and some titles I made with type and I stopped there. It was a simple design, and I think the simpler the better. Especially if you have no bases to build upon. Just look at the Nike swoosh they didn’t like their logo and it was a simple design and now its an icon. Below is my logo.
I would like to give credit for helping me get a design for my logo for those black marks that are supposed to be a microphone which I got from: https://pixabay.com/en/microphone-talk-speak-record-radio-1295666/