Logo design is always a tricky business especially when you’re designing it for yourself. You are your biggest critic.
I initially started with research into what sort of logo types are out there and had a look around on pintrest, dribbble and behance for my main bulk of research. I then went on to sketch out a number of concepts that I thought could work or had some basis to a solid design.
Some of the thumbnails I sketched out are actual existing designs. I wanted to feel how they were created and just get a feel for the weight of the line.
After the initial pages of sketch I consulted a few different people on ideas. I even pondered the idea of having my name in Arabic before deciding on keeping it in English lettering.
I eventually settled onto a design style I liked and sketched out a few more ideas before moving onto creating a logo for myself.
My main struggle with designing this was trying to figure out how sketch would work with a tablet and pen tools. Turned out rather tricky to get a hang of so I opted to using illustrator instead, something I am far more familiar with and now how to work around at the moment.
I kept myself true to the original designs from my last set of thumbnails, I decided to tweak things out a bit and see how it looks. In the end I chose the design that stood out to me the most and feels like it represents me. which is the top right ones design, bold, crisp and readable.