This is a selection of logo design projects I worked on over the years:
City Nature Challenge
City Nature Challenge is a global competition that recruits people to make observations of biodiversity in the cities where they live. Thousands of citizens get outside and document species they encounter by snapping photos and uploading them to the iNaturalist online platform. They suggest a species identification and other citizens and experts on the platform verify. Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed, and all the data is shared with scientific data repositories.
2018 was the second year Washington DC participated in the challenge and the banner illustration created for the official website and iNaturalist project page was used across multiple participating groups that organized events for the occasion.
Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
The Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH) took place in Snowbird, Utah. The significant elements to be included in the logo were the Bears Ears National Monument and at least one local animal species representing each of the associations that participate in the Meeting: American Elasmobranch Society, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, and Herpetologists’ League. Thus one amphibian, one reptile, one bony fish and one elasmobranch had to be featured.
The concept for the logo focused on the colors of the landscape and shapes of the animals, which resulted in a visual blend of all the elements and guided the selection of the species: the Utah Mountain Kingsnake, the Utah Tiger Salamander, the Humpback Chub and (extinct) Green River Stingray.
Designing the eMammal logo meant choosing an iconic mammal species; and what is more iconic than a mountain lion? Appropriately branded as “See wildlife. Do science.” eMammal is a platform for camera trap research projects that anyone can contribute to. The platform intends to be useful to scientists, but also to citizen scientists who aid scientists in the photo collection. They are in charge of deploying the camera traps in designated locations, looking at the pictures, identifying the animals and uploading the files for review and archive at the Smithsonian Institution. The data helps address important conservation-related questions.
The Yee Lab of Aquatic Insect Ecology, also known as the Mosquito Lab, at the University of Southern Mississipi, commissioned a logo with a marked industrial/art nouveau style. Detroit’s Fisher building was an inspiration to evoke the architectural style and the hidden mosquito larvae doubling as the building gargoyles are an element of surprise.