Political discussions with my family are crazier than professional wrestling matches, minus the chair throwing and spandex. As a self-appointed referee, I can truly appreciate a moderate point of view. That’s why I enjoy reading poligazette.com so much, I decided to donate a little design work.
If you know me, you know trendiness isn’t exactly my thing. In fact I avoid trends if I can, because I so hate having to change everything up when what was in goes out. Especially when it comes to my logo.
When I went to make myself an invoice template in open office years ago, my logo wasn’t importing well. So I worked up new one that would work in plain text, with turquoise text and an orange asterisk in lieu of the supernova symbol I’d created. And to my surprise, I liked it better.
For one thing, the old symbol I’d made (which you can see in my favicon) looked a little like a circular saw blade. Plus my blog was becoming and more random, and asterisks are wild characters. (Just like me. Kidding. Kinda.) And of course I also liked that an asterisk/star could still vaguely reference a supernova, but that’s another story saga.
But now I’m seeing stars! Everywhere! Is the Asterisk the new Swoosh?
Here’s a little design work I did for Hands-On SSL, which is part of the hosting company I’d been working for. (Backdating this by a year)
A minor tweak to the Hands-On Web Hosting logo made a major difference to the balance of the design. I also converted the logo to a vector format so Hands-On could use it for large scale printing.
This company provides wedding decorations and may expand to other offerings soon. They needed a logo that would work in vinyl as well as it worked on paper.
Zareason manufactures some amazing open source / open hardware desktop and laptop systems preloaded with Ubuntu, and also puts together linux servers. I created their logo while I was designing their x-cart site.
From pixelated rezzed-up nastiness of the dark ages of the web, to clean & crisp. The logo is still almost the same. I just cleaned it up a little and even made a few shiney ‘web 2.0’ styled buttons for them. Have a look.
Last fall my brothers invited me to help them with marketing their startup business selling and installing solar panels. We are just now getting ready to open our doors – here’s hoping it takes off!
Another ugly spec logo. Not the way to go
This lawn care company was looking for a logo to use on their truck, business cards, letter head, etc. that reflected a look of precision and professionalism.
Another spec logo. Can’t believe I wasted a few months spending my time on contests! This doesn’t make me proud but again, as an illustration of the quality you get in a contest:
Here’s a conservative looking logo pitch for an accounting consultant.
WalnutWorks has created a database management system especially for non-profit organizations, and they needed a friendly, approachable logo to convey that feeling and use their slogan about cracking the hard nut of non-profit database management. Here’s my pitch:
(This was a spec contest. I don’t do those anymore)
Gitane means gypsy in french. These guys wanted a logo to portray that meaning.