This is my response to the Create a Logo that is Simple but Complex assignment, worth 3.5 stars. I had to design a logo that is both simple and detailed. I decided to make a sort of logo for myself. Since I have the last name “Hotz,” I thought it would be a tragic missed opportunity if I View Postdidn’t incorporate fire or warmth. I went with a minimalist vector drawing of a computer monitor sitting in front of a fireplace. I started with my name “Reagan Hotz Digital,” but I decided to challenge myself by imposing a little “no words” rule.
The fireplace represents warmth, light, and stability, all things that creating brings into my life. A fireplace also has the ability to burn your house down if you don’t watch it carefully and it requires constant fuel to do its job. Sometimes, I push myself a little bit too hard to make things perfect and original and I end up more stressed-out than when I started. I burn down my metaphorical house. I also need to consume various forms of media such as games, music, and art to keep my creative fire burning. If it runs out of fuel, I have to start over and find a new creative spark. Lighting a new fire is significantly more difficult than adding fuel to a burning one. The monitor represents not only my digital medium, but also innovation and adaptability and unpredictability. I am a very quick learner and I can pick up new software and mediums quickly if I need to for new situations and I am constantly looking for better ways to complete the work I already do. Unpredictability is significant because I really don’t know where I want to go in life or what I want to do with my talent.