I'm 18 and need help branding myself.

over 8 years ago from Blake Hawksworth, Filmmaker and occasional writer, always on the move.

  • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, over 8 years ago

    One more thing, on "branding yourself". A brand is more than a logo. A brand is personality, integrity, expectation, etc etc. That is something that is always growing and evolving but something you personally control and direct over time.

    I would suggest writing up a core brand values list of who you are, reference it often and expand it over time. If you start to find what you are doing if "off-brand" then realign who you are. Ex. If you always want to deal honestly with clients and set that as who you are, and then some day notice you do something sort of shady like fudging timesheets, then rethink it.

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    • Blake HawksworthBlake Hawksworth, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

      Caleb, thank you for your advice, it really resonates with me since I've recently seen a talk all about generation-z and what age really means. I do agree that age isn't something that should be front and centre on my site and definitely shouldn't be the basis of my brand. Thank you for the idea of core values, I need to do that for sure.

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      • Miraj PatelMiraj Patel, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

        Take this advise from Caleb, it's extremely important. Even if you don't know what you want to specialize in, you can still create a tone and personality with what you are trying to achieve and then build upon that.

        Right now, from what it looks like, you're trying to discover that by trying various skills and not limiting yourself. Which is great also, and nothing to be ashamed off. Use that to show all the diverse projects you are working on and show what you learned from each one. Once you discover what your bread and butter is, you can always shift your brand towards it after.

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