Our team was really happy with the design from Gam21. They provided the design files promptly and completely.
There were at least a dozen designers that submitted work and probably almost 200 designs. Many of them were so similar to each other that it almost felt like they were copying from some other source. IVST provided a fresh unique original concept that spoke to everything we were looking for in an image to represent us.
- Sofia G
Awesome designer to work with !!!
How hcarrowood started their logo design journey
Who are you known as?
What’s your company slogan?
Restaurateurs Responsables et Protecteurs de la Biodiversité
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We are a Gabonese environmental nonprofit, OELO, that works to eliminate illegal trade of bushmeat from endangered species in the Bas Ogooué Ramsar Site of Gabon, Africa. Inonghe is a restaurant coop- the first of its kind in Gabon, where women will collectively sell traditional recipes. Members have signed a pledge to no longer sell illegal bushmeat and to respect hunting seasons. Illegal bushmeat commerce is one of the major biodiversity threats in Gabon. We want to set best practices, celebrate local culture, and create a unique space that attracts tourists and locals, while supporting local vendors.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Food & Drink
What colors do you want to see in your design?
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
This is a first of its kind collaboration between environmental non profit OELO, the city of Lambaréné, and restaurant vendors of the Bas Ogooué. OELO's logo is attached, bc it will appear next to this logo on some materials. We liked the idea of an outline of Gabon with a woman preparing food (in the example below from a restaurant in Paris- We also like the colors in this image). We have also included a photo of one of the project's founders (woman right side of third photo holding a poster of the protected species of Gabon) who was the president of Inonghe. She sadly passed away earlier this year and we would like the woman in the logo to symbolically honor her memory. Perhaps, she could be wearing the same color and headscarf like in her photo (?) We've included an outline of Gabon. We would somehow also like the logo to have a conservation/respect of nature component by including the above slogan. Finally, I've added several photos of traditional food preparation. Mortar and pestle is used here (2nd photo), but perhaps more appropriate is the preparation of manioc "baton" (1st photo). One idea is that the woman could have a basket (right side of 4th photo) with leaves and a rolled baton in hand (like 3rd photo).