A little story about myself, happy accidents, and branding.
Years ago my team was on break at work. Break ended and we have to go back to the backroom. The break room had a frig and general practice was to write your name on stuff so you knew whose stuff was whose. I grabbed the sharpie and jotted my name on my bottle. Then go about my day.
End of the day come around and I check the frig for my bottle. It's not there. Not a bunch of bottle in there. So where is mine? All that's here is one someone drew a funny face on.
I turn the bottle a bit, wait it's not a face that's my name.
But a combination of how quickly I wrote, a sharpie, and perspective made it look like a caricature of me. This was before the I had the full beard.
So I made an accidental self-portrait. I took the scan and tried to make a logo. I recently found the scan I made of the lid. I'm thinking about playing with this for personal branding.
Have you done any personal branding to help make you stand out?