Here’s a Church logo design I designed for Woodlands Community Church in Sheffield, England. I was approached by church committee member David Fletcher after viewing my logo designs for St Luke’s Church.
David stated that the characteristics of the logo would have to have be: simplicity, community, purity, peace, vibrancy, modern and natural. David had one idea in mind for the Church Logo Design, but he also wanted another concept altogether.]
The image at the top shows a section of proofs I sent David as part of a PDF (concept a). This was my own concept, which I thought fitted the project brief rather well. This was the logo description in the proof file:
a1 & a2 show a design concept based upon an oak leaf and acorn. The acorn can symbolise growth, which is a good message for any expanding church to convey. Also, the coloured-version of the oak leaf has an crucifix within it, that is more subliminal than obvious. I can make this more/less prominent at your request.
The second concept was based on David’s idea, which he drew a rough sketch of and emailed to me. Although David isn’t a designer by any means, the sketch was good enough for me to gage what he wanted in the design. The whole concept was way to busy initially, but I managed to simplify the whole look, structure and appeal of the design concept:
b1 & b2 show a design concept based on the sketch you kindly provided. I have simplified it into a more
meaningful and coherent emblem. This is a more complicated and less simplistic design compared to
Although the first logo was well-received, David and the Church committee preferred the second concept. However, some members were wondering what the church logo design would look like with various additions, such as fruit and a crucifix included in the imagery:
Obviously, such additions made the design look even more crowded and complicated. After they reviewed the church logo designs, it was agreed that the first solution was simpler and clearer—and I was thankful they arrived at the same opinion I held.
After some final tweaking, this was the end result below. I may be doing a letter-head for the Woodlands Community Church soon, so I may update this post in the near future.
Final Church Logo Design
I haven’t gone into the smaller details (such as sketches, etc) in this post, as I’ve just completed another set of five logos for another company, which I will soon be writing on in much more detail…