Site Identity & Header

Site Identity

For my site identity, I felt like having a circular image with somewhat bright colors would help make my site pop with vibrance and also be easy to see when someone has a bunch of tabs open when they try to navigate back to the site.

A photo of three circles on top of each other with the largest one yellow, medium size one green, and smallest one purple. In the center on the purple circle is a green skinned goblin in a purple cloak, grinning with yellow teeth. Above the goblin on the green circle is the words funky and on the bottom of the green circle, Goblin. To the left of the Goblin on the purple circle is the abbreviation for the word established and to the right of the Goblin is the year 2023

(Image made by me on Vectr with Goblin photo made by Openclipart-vectors)

The Process

To make my site identity, I used the colors yellow, green, and purple to help match the photo of the goblin that is my logo. To help give some depth and smoothness to the circles that are layered on top of each other, I added shadows to each and then blurred them till it got to a point that I liked. The EST 2023 is in a dark yellowish font to help compliment the purple circle. Checkered text is favorite style of mine and the font that I used felt a bit cartoony that I think help fits the theme of my site.

Header Image

For my header image, I wanted to keep it simple with just the website title, but having a nice text font to keep it interesting. In this image is also a photo of another goblin but it’s different from my logo. What’s nice is that while these goblins are different, their art style feels the same.

A black brick background with the word funky in red neon text in the center and the word Goblin in red neon text under it. To the right of the word goblin is a picture of a little green goblin holding a brown club.

(Image made by me on Canva)

The Process

To make my header image, I used the website Canva. I made my main background just a simple black brick background. For the words Funky Goblin, I found a neon style text called Pizza Party that I used as I feel like it’s an eye-catcher as the font that is used is very unique. To fill in some of the dead space in the image, I found a free to use image on Canva of a goblin holding a club. I used this photo because I feel like it match the style of my logo and I like the cartoonish of it.

Logos & Licenses

 CC BY 4.0 

  • For this website, I chose to use the copyright license CC by 4.0. The reason why I chose this copyright license is because, while I want my work to be shared and remixed by people, I do want the credit for owning/making the original piece

Logo Image

A cartoonish drawing of a green goblin in a purple cloak that is smiling with yellow teeth.
Original photo from OpenClipart-Vectors on Pixabay
  • I chose this image as my logo because I love the art style that this goblin is drawn in. It’s not a goofy comical drawing of a goblin, instead it looks like something out of an old school pulp comic book. Pulp style art is one of my personal favorites and it’s a style I’ve been working on forever.

Header Image

An orange UFO ship in the middle of a blue sky. A light blue cylinder beam is exiting the bottom of the ship
Original photo from Peter-Lomas on Pixalbay
  • For my header image, I chose a UFO in the sky. The reason why I chose this photo is because, as a kid I’ve always been fascinated by aliens and the unknown. One of my favorite things to draw and make animations about in my spare time are UFOs and aliens.