The Colorado Grants Guide is an online resource managed by the Community Research Center that helps nonprofit organizations across the state of Colorado engage in more effective, efficient, and strategic grant research so that they will be more successful in securing grant funds.
CRC came to me to create a logo for the Grants Guide to distinguish it from the CRC organization and have it's own identity. Our goal was to give the Grants Guide a recognizable visual representation that still reflected the branding of CRC. We started by (very) roughly sketching out the initial concepts that reflected some of the Grant Guide's key words: exchange, partnering, and Colorado.
After selecting their favorite sketch ideas, I moved to the computer and digitized our three strongest concept selections. From there, we worked together to refine the icon, layout, and text. We then added in the CRC color palette to complete the mark.
Get more information on the Community Resource Center and the Colorado Grants Guide here.
"Thank you so much for your hard work, diligence, and patience throughout the logo design process for the Colorado Grants Guide! We greatly enjoyed working with you and will definitely send recommendations your way! The logo is fabulous!"
- The CRC Staff