A local snowmobile club wanted a new logo to commemorate their 50th year as a club, they wanted something retro. Here are a few options that I gave them. They went with the first one.
I did this logo for a friend’s Doula Service, you can currently find it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lovinghandsdoulaservices/
GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY is located within the 136 acre Garfield Park, on Indianapolis’ near south side. The facility is open to the public and offers workshops, gardening demonstrations, youth education and guest lecturers on horticulture and landscaping. The conservatory features special exhibits throughout the year, including holiday poinsettias, orchids and the spring bulb show!
The original conservatory was designed and constructed in 1914 by the extremely well respected German landscape architect George Edward Kessler. The original conservatory complex consisted of a palm house, two show houses, two plant houses, a propagating house and a service building.
In college the park approached our teacher with an opportunity to design a logo for the park. There weren’t very many restrictions on when we could do but I thought they would like something simple and elegant. While my design was not chose, I am not sure if they went with any of them to tell you the truth, but I liked it a lot so it was in my portfolio for awhile.
My college instructor and I liked to challenge each other. So when he assigned us the task of designing a label for a made up drink company, it seemed like a rather boring task. He caught me toying around with the logo in Illustrator and was unimpressed. I laughed and said it was just the logo. I promised to create a label that would interest him.
The final piece was defiantly a shock to him, he really liked it but more importantly he showed them to a number of other people all of which all thought they were created by a man. They were shocked to find that I female designer had actually put them together.
I took it a step further by putting the labels on bottles and photographing them for my portfolio. There are a few things that I would have done differently now that I look at them again but I think I got my point across to my professor, women can do anything!
I love my new logo but I have to admit that I couldn’t have done it without my brother’s help. He drew the original ‘bad kitty’ by hand. He is amazing when it comes to stuff like that, I am sure you will see more of his work on here. I knew what I wanted but I just couldn’t draw it like I saw it in my head, even his cat was different but I still really liked it.
After scanning the drawing into Illustrator I re-created it as a vector art. I played around with fonts and things until I found something that I liked. Maybe it’s just my person style but I like to keep is simple that is why I used mostly black with just a pop of bright blue.
The name came from my brother as well, ‘Bad Kitty’ is what he called the computer that he helped me build a few years ago and by helped I mean I picked out most of the pieces and watched him put it together. I still use it today but I have made a few upgrades, which I did do those myself thank you. It was such a cool name that I wanted to use it in my blog.