ryansjones got their new logo design by running a design contest:
San Francisco based church looking for a clean, vintage, yet fresh logo
Check out ryansjones's Logo design contest…
We probably don't want a slogan incorporated into our logo. But we may end up using this as a by-line: "Roots. Redemption. Relationships." But we'd rather not have this incorporated in the art though (at this point).
We are a Christian Church in the Anglican tradition. We connect people to Jesus in a community of vibrant Christian faith. We embody Jesus' love to the world and proclaim His hope to all who will listen. Our church is located in San Francisco in the center of the "start-up" world. Our neighborhood is filled with young, idealistic, and hip/nerdy people in a city that is diverse, creative, freedom-loving, expensive thus transient, proud and culturally influential. We want to both resonate with this population and yet have a distinctive identity in contrast to the culture we’re trying to reach out to. We're not trying to embody "hype"... instead, we're inviting people to embrace historic Christian roots, real relationships and redemptive hope. In case you don't know... "Eucharist" is the historic name for Holy Communion - elements of bread & wine used in Christian worship. This is the core metaphor shaping our entire community life. It's a meal to which God invites us; it's a symbol of thanksgiving; it's about forgiveness, reconciliation and new life. It's what makes us a community, etc. etc. (I could give a lot more dimensions... but I'll spare you). :) If it is possible to include elements of bread & wine in this design or something evoking Holy Communion, we'd be thrilled. But it will take some nuance to make it not look forced (our guess). We're open to ideas with or without this kind of imagery.
Logo types to explore
Our community is driven by THREE values / pictures: Roots, Redemption, Relationships. These describe what we're about. They will likely not be incorporated in the logo itself, but you should know they inform our vision. Style suggestion: Please don't bother putting together a design that includes clip art of people, religious clip art, or anything that feels "clip art-ish" or "web 2.0." We want simplicity, classiness, timelessness... We're also not interested in shadows, reflections and other cheesy online graphic / gradient looks. Please - Simple. Clean. We're not ashamed in any way that we're a church or Christian. But we're also not wanting a bunch of cheesy religious imagery. Religious symbols would be ok if they are subtle or classy looking. Fonts: Generally we have tended toward sans serif fonts. They help us convey "contemporary" in the midst of a more classic / historic identity. We're open to other ideas though. I've attached our old logo / symbol. What we have is not terrible and we're not looking to go 180 degrees the other direction. We just don't care for the colors and want to incorporate the word "church" into our logo. In case you're wondering, the grain has a subtle connection to our name in that it is grain that becomes the bread of Holy Communion (Eucharist). We have a triple stalk to point to our Trinitarian (3 in 1) understanding of God. This is probably all lost on most people... We're open to the idea of using negative space - which I've included some examples of. Theological: This may not matter at all... but if you know anything about the Christian world, it might be helpful for you to know that we're a church that lives at the intersection of three different "streams" - the sacramental (Liturgical & Tradition), the charismatic (Spirit), and the evangelical (Word & Mission). Thanks for helping us put together a great logo!!! We're very grateful and excited...
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Logo design starts at NOK 2,599.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
ryansjones collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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