I’m excited to reveal foXnoMad’s new logo today designed by my good friend Erickson Foster. Ever since I overhauled the old look of the site a little under two years ago I’ve been wanting to update the logo as well. I am happy to be able to share this one with you.
Those of you who might be in need of graphic design work can get in touch with Erickson directly via his profile page. Here’s a little more about him:
I’ve been in the creative world for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I would sit around most of the day and just draw random things until all my paper was gone! Anything that involves creativity very quickly grabs my attention… Music, architecture, fashion, you name it. I started Blakleif Creative unofficially in 2006 and am now putting many plans into building the service into more than just a “hobby” of mine.
Most of the services I’ve offered thus far have been all print media: book covers, brochures, logos, etc. I’m hoping, much sooner than later, I will be able to offer web, multimedia and some 3D work. My main goal is to offer very simple and elegant solutions to even the most complex challenges.
Other Updates To foXnoMad
I’ve finally gotten around to updating my About page which had grown a bit stale and out of date over the past 18 months or so. (Still need to change that picture though!) Additionally, I reorganized my posts and have made it easier to search through them by country. You’ll notice the main menu bar atop now includes the countries directory as well as a direct link to my travel videos.
Live The Backpacker Life Contest
In case you missed it last week, I announced my Live The Backpacker Life Contest. I hope that you’ll consider creating your own travel video and entering to win a trip to most anywhere you want in the world. I’ll also be covering a week’s worth of hostel accommodations in addition to the airfare and can’t wait to see what your creative minds come up with.
- Keep in mind that the contest deadline is October 5th, 2010 – you can find out all the details and how to enter on the contest page.
Currently I’m working on my second eBook which will focus heavily on travel technology.
- It will be the hacker handbook you’re looking for to become a traveling digital master anywhere on planet Earth.
I hope to have more information about it for you next week but until then you can check out my first eBook, Overcoming The 7 Major Obstacles To Traveling The World, which turns one year old this week.
End Of Guest Posting Hiatus (Almost)
I haven’t been guest posting in quite some time as I’ve been working on a number of other writing and computer projects. That hiatus will be coming to an end sometime in October so if you’re interested in a guest post from me, feel free to get in touch. If you’ve written a guest post for me especially, I’d be happy to return the favor. Of course, I’m always open to reviewing guest posts as well, preferably ones that are on a specific topic and help others travel smarter.
- Take a look at some recent guest posts to get an idea of the type of content I’m looking for.
- I also accept guest posts from my other travel blogs, Tech Guide For Travel, Travel Blog Advice, and How To Travel With Pets.
- Find all of the guest posts I’ve done for other sites on my Publications page, which also includes this recent interview with me on Budget Travel Intentions.
Keep in mind I don’t accept any guest posts with commercial links, links in the content (unless it goes back to a travel blog and is approved), or corporate guest posts.
My Personal Travels
As those of you subscribed to my bi-monthly newsletter already know, I’m settled in my new home base of Fethiye, Turkey for the next nine months. During that time I’ll be traveling around the Middle East, with Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon most likely in my immediate future. I’d love to hear any tips you might have on those places and do let me know if you’ll be in any of those countries over the next few months. It would be nice to meet you in person!
So you’ve been busy? Like the new logo … and hope your Backpacker contest is doing well!
As always, trying to fill each moment!
Hi Anil, Clever logo! Good to hear about these updates of yours. Sounds like you have many exciting trips to look forward to!
Thank you Erica – recharging before a busy travel October 🙂
I love the new logo Anil! Sounds like you’ve been very busy. I’m interested in both being a guest poster on foXnoMad and having you guest on OneGiantStep. I’ll drop you an email in the next couple of days. Cheers!
Looking forward to it!
Nice one, Anil. Like it. I know just how refreshing it is to update something as important as your logo. Time for a margarita!
Nico, I like the way you think. The logo does deserve a drink which I’m more than happy to oblige.
The new logo brings a fresh look and is quite interesting. Read your About page as well. You have done what I am in the process of doing with my site. 🙂
Sort of a blog spring cleaning for you as well? Can’t wait to see the changes…
Super cool! I really like it. We’re going to be doing a major design overhaul when we get back to the US mostly because we want a new banner but also because we’re both a little bored of our current site design. Love the new look!
Redesigns are so fun and scary at the same time. I love the open white spaces of the current look but always looking forward to see what you’ll come up with next 🙂
You are always on the go, quite evident by this post! Love, love the new logo. The sleek fox navigating the world. He does nice work. 🙂
I definitely have a bad case of travo-workoholism 😛
Very striking new design.
Thanks Mark 🙂
Lots of exciting new stuff, Anil. Your contest sounds awesome, logo looks great. Congrats on it all!!
Thanks Bessie. How’s Kyle doing btw?
Looking good! Congrats on the new design 🙂
Like the new logo – changes like this are a reminder of how much you and your site have changed in the last few years. We’re planning a redesign of our site, but have to admit it feels daunting at the moment. But, I know we’ll be happy when it’s done! Change – even if it’s online – is tough 🙂 Hope all is going well in Fethiye!
I’ve been toying around with the idea as well but like you say, it’s a scary thought! Things are going well, it’s been nice taking it a bit slow here (I think it’s the beach atmosphere and the warm weather 🙂
congrats on your new logo 🙂
Thanks Flip 🙂
Really miss the old one, but this one is great too 🙂
I’m lucky to have had now two great fox representatives 🙂
The logo is so fun and unique! Congrats on getting so many projects going; the site is really looking great 🙂
Thanks Shannon, and congrats to you on the new job 🙂
It’s good to have a refresh and tidy up every so often – it’s easy to pile on more and more stuff and then you have to step back and simplify agaain. I’m sure you’ll love those middle eastern destinations – you can find my articles on my Lebanon trip at Heather on her travels – I’d love to have got to Syria too.
My tip for Lebanon is to get out of Beirut and explore the inland areas especially if you like treking around the Quadisha Valley and I’d try to walk a bit of the Lebanon Mountain trail if I went back there, as they’re really trying to develop an eco-tourism offering where you can stay in local homes and B & B s.
Heather, I will definitely consult you and your site for more information on Lebanon. I’m looking forward to focusing on this part of the world for a bit and would love to hear more of your advice.
Great new logo Anil! You’ve got a lot going on and I am really excited about keeping up with your travels around the Middle East. You’ve been a great help to so many people (especially me) when it comes to figuring out travel and technology. Look forward to the ebook and thanks for including a link to the interview I did with you!
It was my pleasure, thanks for giving me the opportunity!