Designing stickers was the most challenging and exciting project I have done yet. Trying to choose a subject I love and that I would personally want a sticker of was interesting. I had a lot of ideas and I started sketching them.
I love the outdoors so I started with trees and designs inspired by a lot of outdoor brands I loved, but struggling with being original and the design, I thought of LDS temples which I have always loved. I wanted to include their motifs so I worked on that a lot and I liked it, but there were some things I wasn’t sure about. It wasn’t the audience I originally wanted to cater to, they looked a little too much like just an icon in a circle for me, and I knew because of the nature of the motifs and color schemes, guys wouldn’t be interested and I didn’t want that. I wanted the audience I originally planned for. So as I was visiting the Tetons that weekend, I studied their shape and the sunset and I decided that that is what I wanted. I needed to stick to the outdoors that I loved and I could challenge myself more. So I went back to those sketches and then spent hours toying with ideas. I scrapped a million and tried a hundred ways.
Never have I exhausted so many ideas! but never have I been more pleased. When I came up with some I loved, I knew they weren’t unified enough for me and although some peers didn’t want to see me get rid of unique shapes, I elected to and was happy with it. I also designed a new sticker and I found it was my favorite.
I spent about 5 hours in the end perfecting everything and fixing shapes and proportions and balance and in the end I had stickers that I can’t wait to show.