I've always considered logo design to be the de facto exercise for getting my graphic design juices flowing. In high school I financially supported myself solely through entering of logo design contests. And if my entry wasn't picked as the winner, I still got the satisfaction of solving the contest holder's design problem, even if it meant working for free (which I do not recommend unless you are below the age of 17 and live with your parents).
While I may have sworn off design contests for now, I still provide my branding services to friends and colleagues who want exceptional, if not slightly quirky logos for projects that may not require a hundred-thousand dollar contract with an esteemed branding agency just yet.
Juul LabsWeb & Mobile Product Design
Welkin HealthWeb & Mobile Product Design
Circa NewsWeb & Mobile Product Design
NgmocoMobile UI & Graphic Design
BeboWeb UI Design
GayCitiesiOS Product Design
RidePalWeb & Mobile UI Design
Welkin Health: EventsEvent Photography
Welkin Health: HeadshotsPortrait Photography
Peace Out SkincareVideo Advertising
Gillian & JasonWedding Film