Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my logo. I'll provide a little background info first.
Brand and logo info
- This is the first iteration of the logo.
- The concept is for a personal development site (blog, code snippets, portfolio).
- The name of the site is Divergent Code.
- The desired effect is the look of square brackets while also achieving the letters D and C.
Personal background info
- I have little to no background in graphic design and fully expect a lot to be wrong with this logo.
- I am not afraid of criticism. If in answering the primary question you also provide any critique, please be blunt.
I understand that critiques do not always follow the Site Guidelines, so I will be attempting to give this question a very specific goal. Please let me know if my question in any way does not adhere to the site guidelines and I will either edit it or delete it.
So here is my question to you guys: How do I go about achieving my desired effect (Letters D and C incorporating the look of brackets as found in computer program code) with what I have, while maintaining a professional looking logo? The problem is that I'm not sure the concept is being conveyed. Objectively, I have a suspicion it has to do with the thickness of the lines or the width of the gaps. In either case, when I try to adjust them, the logo feels either too blocky or to spaced.
If you are feeling particularly generous, I would love to hear what you see about the logo that needs improved. Is it a workable logo at all, and am I overlooking something I shouldn't (e.g. I noticed a lot of these critiques are asked after providing multiple logos and variants. Should I have done the same)? I'm trying to be conscientious of my inexperience and not end up like what this commenter on another site described.