Your identity, in pixels
The Mantua Greenway is a walking and biking trail that weaves through Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood, which aims to connect the West Bank Schuylkill River trail with Centennial Commons in West Fairmount Park, and provide gathering spaces for its devoted community. The form is evocative of a tulip—an homage to the visionary Mantua resident Ms. Bessie Washington, who planted a colorful garden on Mantua Avenue in 2011. An “M” form emerges from the top of the logo as a reference to Mantua. For those familiar with the geographical footprint of Mantua, the form of the neighborhood can also be discerned. This logo was part of SAYGRID’s work to design the Mantua Greenway website.
The Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative (ISRC) at Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies is a dynamic and inclusive organization that produces and promotes sexuality research. The icon uses layered facets to represent multi-disciplinary academia in a shared environment, creating a dimensional form with depth, complexity, and perspective. The large triangle emerging out of the smaller facets indicates progress. This logo is part of SAYGRID’s work to redesign the ISRC website, with an anticipated launch in summer 2019.
The full logo set includes a number of variations, including vertical and one-color arrangements for a wide range of applications.
The National Arts Action Summit (NAAS), an annual, multi-day event organized by Americans for the Arts, brings together arts advocates from across the country. As part of NAAS, Arts Advocacy Day provides hands-on advocacy training to learn the latest research and legislative arts priorities from the experts. I created this logo in 2015, which is used in all Arts Advocacy Day collateral, including the attendee handbook, which alternates colors from blue to red each year.
Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation hosted its inaugural Urban Innovation Summit in 2017. The Summit was a two-part event, beginning with a workshop-based Fellowship Forum, and culminating with Drexel Dialogues, a conversation among distinguished innovators solving real-world urban challenges. Using a palette that coordinates directly with Drexel University’s branding, the mark is designed to be disassembled for the individual events, or used together, as shown in the promotional image and video still below.
Branding, business card design, and website design and development for Amethyst Consulting, 2017.
Designed for Regional Housing Legal Service’s (RHLS) 40th anniversary in 2013, this mark leverages the concept of building blocks to assemble typographic forms.