I'm new to all graphic design, following 3 of your courses at the same time. I'm a watercolor painter and plan to become an illustrator and also make surface pattern design. I decided to take your challenge to design my personal brand even if I'm not ready to use it yet. Here is the result (to be improved, of course).
The " J" is from my regular painting signature. I added the brush point. As I would like to make some surface pattern designs, I added a pattern on the business card and the letterhead. I probably should add a sample of my illustrations, but it seems to "busy" for me. I still have to think about my mission and slogan.
Any comments will be welcome. (Sorry for my average English, I'm a francophone).
Alternative logo :
My inspiration board :