About Ro's Designs
Provided below are answers to some basic questions with the intent for you to better learn about the media that I create.
Introduced with the debut of the VEKTR0 alias in 2015 came first VEKTR0 design. Starting out with just custom lettering, v1 later received a mascot that varied depending on its use-case. The face was inspired by Barely Alive's logo. Parts of this original logo still exist in today's designs. The design was later replaced with the first release of the fl0manel fox logo in January 2017, with the name coming from my previous alias.
Just a few months after the release of the first fl0manel design, in June 2017, the second version was released with an improved fl0manel and a new font being used for the VEKTR0 name.
In November 2017, the third version was introduced with an admittedly-worse fl0manel design and the same font for VEKTR0. Later variants of this design scheme introduced neon to my designs.
In June 2018, version 4 released. This update brought fl0manel away from the fox life and turned him into a lynx. This update also brought a new font for VEKTR0. Neon was present in this update a majority of the time.
In 2018, VEKTR0v5 came with an updated fl0manel with reduced lines. Every other aspect of the design was essentially the same as version 4. The neon inspired similar designs, and a light and dark variant of the design were introduced from the design's start.
VEKTR0v6 released in July 2019. fl0manel returned to fox form, but significantly sharper. I returned to my roots by creating my own font for the VEKTR0 lettering. Later variants would include gradients, a revamped neon, and a shift in the logo's general layout. This would lead to VEKTR0v7 in 2020.
VEKTR0v7 - Current Design
Someway, somehow, doing the absolutely absurd year of 2020, I still managed to create a better logo. fl0manel received some curves (a first in the history of my designs), but became obstructed by the bolder, sharper VEKTR0 lettering. While actual releases of variants became disrupted by, well, 2020, I did a lot of work behind the scenes to create some of my best themes yet. In late January 2021, a wallpaper pack was released exclusively on my Discord server to showcase the different designs that were mostly never seen before. But with VEKTR0v7, came an unusual situation. For once, I'm almost entirely satisfied with the design, and have no real plans for a follow-up VEKTR0v8 design.
VEKTR0v8 - TBD
Because of me being content with the VEKTR0v7 project, there are currently no plans to release VEKTR0v8 in 2021. Minor updates have been worked on in Adobe Illustrator, but nothing has ever continued past that stage. The VEKTR0 lettering has some minor tweaks along with the addition of a period after the letters. fl0manel hasn't had any changes made, though minor touch-up has been drawn on paper. Ultimately, VEKTR0v8 will likely release towards the end of 2021 or early 2022, and may remain as the final expected design.
What equipment do you use to create your designs?
A majority of my designs are made on my PC, though with my files synced to Adobe Creative Cloud, I occassionally work on my designs on my 2017 Apple MacBook Pro and 2020 Apple iPad Pro.
What programs do you use to create your designs?
All of my designs are created with Adobe Creative Cloud applications Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC. Illustrator is used to create the vector designs, while photoshop is used for layering and final production.