Growing up drawing all the time in school and at home, I never liked or was satisfied with how I signed my name on stuff I did. I messed around with ways to write my signature (which I now use for “formal” situations) but something always bothered me.
So one day I went into “outside the box” mode and wondered what my initials look like in numeric form. So I ended up with G = 6, P = 9, B = 8 and 698 was born.
Years later, I sign my art with just a 698 and have been using 698 Designs for my online presence.