For my first design project, I created a logo for a compass.  Because the compass is used to create perfect circles, I created a circular composition for the design.  I used Adobe Illustrator CS5 to create shapes and lines in order to portray the compass.  Most of my problems occurred in the design process, deciding which direction to take the logo to best promote my object.  Doing the project again, I probably would have made the lettering more cohesive with the design, having the circle itself form the lettering.  For me this project demonstrated the importance of simplicity in designing a logo.