Tried designing a personal flag. Feedback?

Hey /r/vexillology!

I've been a long-time fan of flags, and recently had the idea to design a personal flag to represent my own identity. I did some research and tried to follow the basic principles of flag design. Below is an explanation of the symbolism:

  • The stars represent important periods of my life:
    • Red (past): I was born in China but immigrated to Canada at a young age. Red is a national color of both China and Canada, hence the first star
    • Blue (present): I attended college in the US and stuck around for grad school. I already used red, and I want the background to be white (explained below), so I chose blue for the second star
    • Black (future): The final star represents uncertainty about the future. I'm not sure where I want to be or what I want to do after grad school, so black seemed appropriate
  • The diagonal white stripe over the green background represents the path I'm making for myself in this world. I chose the stripe to run sinister (bottom-left to top-right) to represent my desire to continuously improve myself (since this direction looks like it's ascending)

The flag specifications are very simple. The aspect ratio is 2:3. The green triangles extend from the top-left and bottom-right corners out 2/3 of the way along each side. The three stars are spaced out equally along the diagonal connecting the bottom-left and top-right corners, and all have outer-radius (distance from center to a corner) equal to 1/6 the hoist (or 1/9 the fly).

I wrote the flag in XML using SVG and then exported to PNG, which is displayed above. I also wrote a Python script to help compute the (almost) exact coordinates of each star. All this can be found in my dropbox project folder.

This is my first ever attempt at designing a flag, so any and all feedback would be highly appreciated! Also, if you know any flags that look really similar to this, please let me know (I don't want it to be mistaken for something else).


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