I remember how excited I was when I got my first logo. I came up with the concept for the design myself, then asked my friend Samantha Adelle to draw my idea. The logo showed a happy sun waving with one hand and driving a conversion van with the other. That happy Sun was me! I put the logo onto stickers and buttons and even postcards.
Recently I bought a new cooler to go in my minivan so I can keep perishable foods while I travel. The cooler looked mighty plain, so I went through my art supplies to find stickers I had stashed away. I stuck on those stickers and some new ones I had won in Instagram giveaways. The cooler started looking better, but there were still lots of empty spots in need of decoration.
At about the same time, I came across The RV Sticker Club on Instagram. According to the group’s feed, The RV Sticker Club is
An international community of travelers that trade RV stickers using #rvstickerclub. 📬 [The] Club [is] organized by @flyinghamrentals.
I started hitting up folks featured by The RV Sticker Club, asking if they wanted to trade stickers with me. Most said yes!
I hadn’t thought about my logo for a long time, but I did think about it as I stuffed stickers into envelopes to send across the U.S.A. and even around the world. I still liked the logo a lot, but there was no denying it didn’t adequately reflect my van life anymore. That sun was driving a big ol’ conversion van, while my rig is a minivan. I decided I really needed a minivan on my logo.
I contacted my friend Richard Hoffkins of Cajun Van Travelers. I met Richard on Instagram quite a while back. We’ve exchanged our logo stickers, and he’s sent me some others that he’s designed. He does good work! I asked him if he could revamp my my logo and he agreed!
I had some ideas for Richard. I knew I wanted to feature my Toyota Sienna in the logo. I sent him some photos of my minivan for reference. I also wanted my van to be out in nature on the logo. I thought a desert scene would be good because I live the desert. Also, a lot of RV stickers show mountains and tall trees, so I knew a desert scene would set me apart from the crowd.
It didn’t take long for Richard to offer me six design options, and it didn’t take me long to pick the desert scene I liked the most. I wasn’t keen on the font used on the scene that I liked, so Richard put together six font options for me to choose from. It was fun to make some choices. Soon I had a logo I really love.
Do you want to see it? Do you want to see my new logo? Ok. Here it is.
Isn’t it great? I think it’s really cool.
I’m working on getting stickers with that design on it. When I have them, I’ll be sure to let you know.
What do you think of my new logo? Please share your thoughts in the comments.