A few weeks ago, I was messing around with some icons for the different skills website designers need without any particular reason. I put a border around them, took the border away, put in a stitch effect, changed the colour… The usual iterations of an obsessive designer on a Saturday night.
After a while they looked like Scout Merit badges. I wasn’t a girl scout or anything, but I had The Happy Wanderer stuck in my head for a few days, only knowing it as the music from a game called ‘Roland in Time’ on the Amstrad.
Anyway, I Dribbbled it and @tadywankenobi noticed. A twitter conversation later I had somehow managed to get myself into making these on a (pretty flimsy) badge maker I happened to have. The results are below, and they look ok, if maybe a little bit pale.
Website Designer Merit Badges
The plan is to fix up the colour a bit more, and maybe see about getting some made by a proper place. Who knows.