{kaleido, a study in curiosities} Eugene, OR via San Francisco, CA
I wasn’t sure if that would become too hard to read. What do you suggest for the positioning of my name, if it’s in the same font as Kaleido? I’ll try it out in my next version :)Thanks for the feedback!

I wasn’t sure if that would become too hard to read. What do you suggest for the positioning of my name, if it’s in the same font as Kaleido? I’ll try it out in my next version :)

Thanks for the feedback!

Ta-daaaa.

As I’m forging more of an online identity for myself, I needed to give more thought to how I come off to people.

I went through a whole bunch of ideas before I went back to “kaleidoscopic,” the name of my old Wordpress. At the time, I picked the name because I wanted to talk about several subjects and not restrict myself to a particular theme. I still take the same approach to blogging. “Kaleidoscopic” gave the sense that the blog was always changing itself. “Kaleido” is a shorter, catchier version of that. I almost think of it as the name of a character. It also means “beautiful form,” which is perfect since I thrive off of visual stimulation, and hopefully my work also reflects that.

The font doesn’t exactly fit my casual-but-hip idea for “kaleido,” but I returned to it because I couldn’t shake it off and was tired of searching through fonts that all looked the same after a while. I did want to come off as more friendly, but I think that’s possible with accompanying copy in a different font (see second image).

Thoughts? Constructive feedback?

Charmaine Ng, writer and social media strategist. Available for work in June. Find me on Twitter (noodlemaine) and on my other Tumblr (nowgoforth).