Designing a logo of your own is one of the hardest tasks what comes to being a Graphic Designer. I bet that all Designers keep redesigning their logo because they are never fully satisfied with the end result. In this matter, I am no exception.
Having said that, this monogram styled logo has stuck with me for quite a while now and even though it has evolved, the basic structure has stayed the same.
Here is the story behind the monogram.
^ First I started sketching the logo on a paper. After finding the core idea I quickly moved to working with computer since for me it is a quicker way to start adjusting the design.
^ After vectorising the design (1) I started to play with it. I added strokes to join the shapes (2) and tried to find the right rhythm (3). Then I combined the best parts (4).
^ I tried multiple different stroke weights in order to find the perfect balance between the strokes and the solid shapes (○). I also tweaked the empty space in the letter “J” to get the same weight from top to bottom (●).