Brief from client
This is a personal logo for my own design work. Maple is my last name.
I wanted the symbol to represent the spark of creativity along with the most common instrument we all use to get the process started (well I still do anyway.) Originally I had the pencil combined with various lightbulbs, but I ended up just adapting it to an older concept I made with a shield. The shield turned into the pencil very easily and was far more simple and clean.
The text is Hanley Rough Script heavily cleaned up/edited to better fit what I wanted. The "creative" text is Gotham. I'm not sure if "creative" should be made bigger or if it looks good as is. Opinions on this and the concept overall would be greatly appreciated.