The Adventures of Cindy Li
Mixx: Your Blend of the web badges
February 19 , 2008
Once upon a time…
Alex Giron, created the Mixx logo. It’s really fun because its an aerial view of a spoon stirring the bowl.
My job was to create badges for the website.
The project requirements
The direction I received for this project was to create badges and I could come up with tag lines for it, so I did. :) The two tag lines for these designs were “mixx it up”, “add to the mixx.” The name of the website lend itself to having a fun tag line. I wanted to create badges that could be used on as many websites as possible. I wanted to create a few fun ones for those that would go on personal blogs in addition to commercial websites.
The badges and why I did what I did
For the first one I used the logo as designed by Alex and put it in a one pixel stroke button. I wanted to stay in within the simple style of the website.
The next one was created by taking the logo apart removing the bowl and adding in the simple one pixel stroke button from the one above.
This one I drew a spoon in the same style, and palette from the original logo since one didn’t exist.
I wanted to continue playing off of the logo and the bowl so I created another view of the stirring. Plus put a talk bubble so the mixing bowl was speaking (Yes, mixing bowls do speak or rather their content does. ;) )
I went back to the aerial view of the logo and added a table runner if you were to see a bowl on the table. I abstracted it a bit so it looked like a ribbon.
The changes for this one is the text and the change in the ribbon.
I wanted to give some motion for a couple of them so I used the existing logo and tied on a cloth that you would use in the kitchen since it was already using the cooking concept it wasn’t a big stretch.
The last one I did was to use the spoon I made earlier and combine it with the cloth
I submitted the designs and what do you know. They used all of them. :)
Check them out Mixx badges for public use. :)