How Khalif Bobatoon started their logo design journey
I am a saxophonist, singer, songwriter, actor, youth empowerment coach and entrepreneur, but my primary passion is music. As a professional musician I have the honor of having music fill my soul, fuel my desires and feed my heart. It’s hard to say if I chose music or if music chose me but once we united I knew I had found my passion. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of performing with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Rachele Ferrell, India Arie, Montel Jordan and Jackie McLean. I lived in Africa for a year and performed with legendary coronet player and activist Hugh Masekela. I toured with top-selling reggae artist Lucky Dube and South African favorite Bheki Khoza. I’ve also recorded with artists like Teena Marie, Italy’s own Paola Val and Stevie Wonder.
What gives me great joy is helping others find their own instrument of inspiration. I write songs that encourage, uplift and empower its listeners. My Blog will be the hub for motivational services I will provide via music, ideas, motivational speaking..etc. I need a distinctive logo design that embodies my jazzy and hip hoppy personality.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
My target audience is anyone who loves conscious hip hop and motivational gospel/R & B. Someone that appreciates the improvisational and spiritual component of jazz. Those seeking inspiration and direction will gravitate towards my brand - Music - Soul - Motivation. The animated cartoon sax will appeal to young people who love the saxophone. Because of the content of my music it might be considered 'grown folks music'
I need a singing saxophone logo for my website and for all other branding purposes where the bell of the horn is boppin back and forth or up and down. The opening of the bell is my face with a goatee and it looks like its singing and feeling the groove. The prominent colors are blue and gold. Maybe the sax can be blue and the round keys gold. BOBATOON can be black, gold or blue or a combination of all. I need it done in flash animation so that the sax is singing and grooving when arriving at my website. I also need a static image to use for stickers, posters, flyers etc.. Maybe the sax and name logo can be in front of a blue circle or box background( maybe nice for a sticker)
I attached a sketch of the general sax idea and a picture of my face just in case that is at all helpful. I also attached a song entitled 'Bobatoon' to give you an idea of my musical style.