Tag: logo design

Fair and Balanced — really!

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.

Seeing Stars

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?

Better One, or Two?

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.

Wedding Essentials

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.

Fantastico Logo Clean-Up

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.

GreenSun Logo

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!

Turf Solutions Logo

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.

Abacus Consulting

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 Software

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: