I am a youth pastor for an innovative new church that has recently started a youth group in an effort to reach out to high school and middle school students. We have decided to give our youth group an identity.
Since our area is so diverse in both culture and background, our purpose it to bring our students together in one place, for one purpose, at one time. This art of convergence is what inspired us to name our youth group "converge students".
Our aim is to attract local high school and middle school students to come investigate what we do. The youth group's design intent is to look clean and simple, but yet have an attractive, artistic flair in everything we do.
When students see our logo, we WANT them to ask questions. We want them to wonder who we are, what we do, and what our purpose is. We want them to come check out what we do.
Here is what we are looking for in the final design:
1) Logo Style - We like the look of a linear logo (See Attached), but please feel free to change it up
2) Clean Font - (Sans Serif) we really like the look of lowercase sans serif! Here is an example of where the inspiration for the font and linear style came from: http://www.gatheringnetwork.org/
3) Color - Orange and Black are our primary colors, but please feel free to experiment with greys and whites and possibly other colors
4) Clean & Simple - We don't want a grunge or messy look. Here is an example of what we don't want: http://convergestudents.org/
5) Icon - Converge Students needs a small, but innovative and attractive icon used in the logo that stands out to our intended audience
6) Extra Wording - Move, Study, & Live will be our three focus points. We want to implement these into the logo design
7) Exclusions - Please do not use any stock images or clip art in the logo
I have attached a starting point logo that I designed. Please take a look at it for further thoughts/considerations. This logo is what we ended up selecting to post on 99designs.com because we liked how it looked. However, THIS LOGO STYLE IS NOT SET IN STONE FOR US - WE WANT SOMETHING CREATIVE!
The files we will need are:
Print file format - .ai (CMYK)
Web file format - .jpg and layered .psd (RGB)
Thank you so much for your design work!