Since recently updating the website and logo, I took a trip down memory lane with some of artwork that was put together for the company. I found the very first logo that was put together and it looked like this:
That was back in 2001. It was a more playful logo, bright and colorful but clearly not really taking anything too seriously as I wanted to get away from circles and curvy type logos that everyone seemed to have during that time, thanks to the dot.com boom.
Then a couple of summers after, I went to the Guggenheim in NYC and saw Andy Warhol's, "16 Jackies" and decided that Mighty Milestones needs to take a page out of Andy Warhol's book so the logo morphed into this:
I stayed with that logo for a few years but in 2009, decided to get rid of the logo on my website and go for a 'chic minimalist' looking logo. Using a simple font, I just had the name of the company on the website. Back then, using 'flash' was the "it" thing to do for a website, so naturally, I had my whole website in flash. I laughed as I admit to you that I had that website up and running until about the date of this post. Yes, it was pretty outdated but it served its purpose.
Website from 2009-2014.
So, fast forward to 2015. My, my, how far Mighty Milestones has come. When I first started the business in 2001, I had intended to just sell promotional products. Then friends and colleagues started enlisting my help - asking me to help them with marketing collateral, newsletters, email campaigns, etc. Not before long, I had regular clients. Now, Mighty Milestones travels all over the world and has a diverse range of clients. As with all businesses, it has seen its share of good times as well as bad ones but gaining experience all along the way.
The new logo and website is reflective of a more mature, perhaps even wiser Mighty Milestones. In five years, I may feel differently but for now, I'm going to roll with it. All that being said, I am grateful and lucky to have had so many opportunities and look forward to many, many more. Here's to a new chapter!