A logo & icon for DevAssistant

This is a simple story about a logo design process for an open source project in case it might be informative or entertaining to you. 🙂 A little over a month ago, Tomas Radej contacted me to request a logo for DevAssistant. DevAssistant is a UI aimed at making developers’ lives easier by automating a lot of the menial tasks required to start up a software project – setting up the environment, starting services, installing dependencise, etc. His team was gearing up for a new release and really wanted a logo to help publicize the release. They came to me for help as colleagues familiar with some of the logo work I’ve done. When I first received Tomas’ request, I reviewed DevAsisstant’s website and had some questions: Are there any parent or sibling projects to this one that have logos we’d need this to match up with? Is an icon needed that coordinates with the logo as well? There is existing artwork on the website (shown above) – should the logo coordinate with that? Is that design something you’re committed to? Are there any competing projects / products (even on other platforms) that do something similar? (Just as a ‘competitive’ …

A logo & icon for DevAssistant

This is a simple story about a logo design process for an open source project in case it might be informative or entertaining to you. 🙂 A little over a month ago, Tomas Radej contacted me to request a logo for DevAssistant. DevAssistant is a UI aimed at making developers’ lives easier by automating a lot of the menial tasks required to start up a software project – setting up the environment, starting services, installing dependencise, etc. His team was gearing up for a new release and really wanted a logo to help publicize the release. They came to me for help as colleagues familiar with some of the logo work I’ve done. When I first received Tomas’ request, I reviewed DevAsisstant’s website and had some questions: Are there any parent or sibling projects to this one that have logos we’d need this to match up with? Is an icon needed that coordinates with the logo as well? There is existing artwork on the website (shown above) – should the logo coordinate with that? Is that design something you’re committed to? Are there any competing projects / products (even on other platforms) that do something similar? (Just as a ‘competitive’ …