So for this project, I took the inspiration for the logo from the name of my blog – “Slice of Heaven”. When I think of heaven, the first thing popped up was cloud and door so I went with that concept. Then I sketched the idea out on paper. I searched on Google for “open door”, and “slice of cake” to get a reference. For the strawberry on the cake slice, I actually follow a tutorial to create that. I am happy with the way it looks.
I rescaled stuff a lot during the process to balance things out. It took a while to get the clouds right by using the pen tool. I used linear gradient to create the sky effect. I know that I want to make it look like the slice of cake is glowing so I created a circle using the ellipse tool then add a radial gradient to it. I used radial again for the clouds.
For this final draft, I changed the door design, font for the letters, the arrangement of the cloud, and some tweaks for the background. For the door, instead of just a plain color, I want to do a pearly gate to give a more heavenly feel. I filled the door with a pattern “plume 2” then I changed the color to yellow/gold. My peers said that the font of the letters were too hard to read so I changed it to something else. The arrangement of the clouds also made the phrase hard to read so I re-sized the cloud, and gave more space so the flow can be seen better. For the background, I added some new fill at different angles so that there’s a darker blue around all the edge.
I think that the overall balance of the design turned out nicely. There is equal space from top and bottom to the actual object in the design. The figures in this design are clouds, door, and cake. The blue space represents the sky is the ground. I used mostly bright and cool color to demonstrate my design so that it has some unity in it. I think changing the door to yellow/gold from gray really gave the whole design a better balance between colors. It also brightens up the overall appearance.
I like how my logo looks even though it might be too many details for a logo. I had lots of fun designing this logo with the hope that people will get my idea. “Slice of Heaven“ is intended to show everyone my love for baking as well as to show the quality of the actual baked goods that I make. I am not a professional baker but I bake everything with love so they all taste really good. Also, when people think of heaven whether it’s real or not, they normally feel comforting with the bright light and fluffy clouds. I hope my design deliver the same feeling to people who see it.