michael b9a got their new logo design by running a design contest:
Logo design for regional Jewish philanthropy
Check out michael b9a's Logo design contest…
Community & Non-Profit
The Samis Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation primarily serving the Jewish community in greater Seattle, Washington area. The Foundation’s focus is to engage the local Jewish community in Jewish education (primarily schools and summer camps) and to improve the quality of such educational opportunities. While the target audiences of the Foundation’s work are students and their families, the Foundation primarily provides grants to nonprofit organizations as "partners" to reach that audience, largely local schools and overnight summer camps, and some programs based in Israel.
Logo types to explore
Values to communicate: Communitybased/communal Collaborative Fulfilling (personal fulfillment) Growth tree imagery could work, strong trunk, planting for future generations Supportive – of both families and organizations Jewish principle that “you are your brothers keeper” Evokes Torah or Hebrew, Jewishness Friendship and community, personal connection The importance of education Personal identity, rootedness in tradition Stylistic Preferences: The logo should feel traditional and sophisticated, not edgy and modern. Can include a Jewish element, but should be subtle and it’s not necessary. Logo should be able to be used in both a horizontal and stacked/vertical orientation. Graphics should look good in small applications, such as on the footer of a brochure as a sponsor. Logo should include a thoughtful type treatment and a relatively simple, iconic image rather than a complex design that tries to do too many things. The logo should include 12 main colors and 12 accent colors; it should look good / “translate” to a B&W format without any missing elements or context. Logo should avoid the royal blue as a primary color (used on logos of too many Jewish organizations) but variations of blue are welcome (but not required). https://www.pinterest.com/lisacolton/sflogoinspiration/ Things pinned here have some commentary on what we like or why we pinned it. This is the first logo this organization has ever designed. The team of people who are making the final decision don’t have a clear idea of what they want, so many ideas early in the contest are welcome and we will provide feedback quickly. Original funding for this foundation is derived from the real estate business. While this is not at all necessary to include in the logo, playing with the idea of building blocks as a subtle reference to this history could be one viable idea.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Logo design starts at $349.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their logo design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
michael b9a collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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