Knowledge Mobile



The Story Behind My Logo

Hi Friends!

Today I'm linking up with Art with Jenny K to share...

I first came up with the name of my Store way back in 2011, while I was still teaching in Arkansas. I felt like it was a tiny seed planted in me to grow. The origins of the name came from my belief that knowledge should be shared and accessible to all. While teaching, I was always held with the belief that teaching didn't have to be so hard. Back before the wonderful world of TPT and Common Core, I was struggling with Arkansas 5th grade everything and knew there had to be another way. 

The mobile piece of the name actually came from my mother. She grew up in rural Georgia and she would tell me about the Book Mobile that would come and bring books for and my Auntie Debbie. She always said that the Book Mobile was an essential piece of her getting out of rural Georgia and building a life for herself. She was the first one in her family to go to college and she worked to make sure the rest of her siblings (and us kids) went as well.

So the original name was Knowledge Mobile (like a car). So many of early attempts to create a logo had to do with movement. 
Below is my very first one.

I created a GoDaddy account and had this sitting there for like a year. The blog and business were always in the back of my mind, but I always had competing interests like work and going back to grad school. 

In 2012, my mother told me about Deanna Jump and that she felt like that was something that I could do. I was working an internship with instructional designers in an elementary school and it was honestly my dream job. I love creating materials that teachers need for their classrooms and to make their lives easier. 

With this new knowledge, I began tinkering with blogspot and created the header below.
The logo was still very much focused on the transportation aspect. 

So over 2013, I finally had the time (and knowledge) to begin making my Teacher's Pay Teacher's materials and set up my blog.

I bought a pre-made $15 dollar template that worked for a while but it was really dull and didn't have the bright colors I wanted.

By this time, I had already decided to make the change the pronunciation to Knowledge Mobile (like a phone) because it was more updated and user friendly.

To reflect the changes, I watched a lot of tutorials about how to change my blog header. 

Using the tutorial, linked above, I created something that I felt was bright and colorful. I added arrows to still convey movement of the mobile origins. As for the creating, caring, and sharing, I thought those words described what I want to do. Create materials for teachers because I care about their lives and sanity and share it with them.

And that's it! Shout out to Jenny K for hosting this neat Linky!


  1. I love the evolution of your logo---your final logo is great..but I do LOVE the bike on your middle logo! Thanks for linking up!

  2. I love that your title has more than one meaning! (and pronounciation!) My own blog name has a play on words, which always amuses me. Thanks for sharing your story!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  3. How interesting to hear about the development of your logo! I think you did a great job at making it eye-catching and bright :)

    Teachers Resource Force


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