– the favicon in his portfolio


  • Smiled
  • With beard
  • Dark haired ( non Brad Pitt type of guy )
  • Positive
  • Talanted
  • Modest
  • Somehow trustworthy


Meet Mikey Burton.

Don’t know where to start from, but as every good story – this starts from one place and ends to completely other. I was looking at some cool Doughnut logo in some post in twitter ( posted bellow ). Then I stuck in this flickr stream ( link at the end ). After that I’ve realized it’s actually a pretty decent Thursday logo story. Short, but full with newly uploaded in the web pics. And after that I’ve noticed this positive, cool guy. His name is Mikey Burton. Most of the pictures bellow are from his logo workshop. Don’t know him personally, but he has a cool portfolio and really fits in my personal stereotype of a “logo designer”. Although he defines himself as an illustrator. But illustrators don’t do logo workshops, right ;)


Anyway – here’s his twitter description:

Designy Illustrator, Letterpress Enthusiast & Beard Artisan. I’m six feet tall and maintain a very consistent panda bear shape


That’s the doughnut logo that grabbed my attention. Sorry, but I don’t know who’s the author. Bravo for the result. I’m sure it will be featured in Los Logos 12 or something.


Some sketches. Always useful, you know.


Some more WIP.


The one on the left ?


Thumbs up for New Orleans


Yes, there’s a korean bbq festival in LA :)


Cute. I love black and white.

Some other sandwich logo from the workshop.


Well, that’s something – logo design is not just for boys!


It’s always hard to tell somebody something could be improved without any offense…



This could be the guy with the doughnut logo… 8-)


That’s from Mikey’s facebook page archive. Don’t know the guys, but it looks like a normal design meeting or something.


Few questions 

Do you think wearing beard is part of showing the world – we can look cool even not so perfect.

Do you think wearing beard is a sign of huge vanity ?

Are you a designer with beard ? ( Please, do not answer if you are a female designer )


Some things from Mr. Burton’s portfolio.

Inspired by  flickr.com/photos/tinasnowle



Margarit Ralev created Logoblink.com in 2007, as a 100% logo design blog.
He started his career as s freelance web designer in 2001. Ralev.com design portfolio was created in 2004. In 2006 he registered “Ralev.com Ltd.”, a company providing all sorts of advertising and graphic design services. Since 2008, the company focused on brand identity design and brand consulting.

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