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Logo & Graphic Design


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There is no quicker, more memorable, visual representation of your work than a well-designed logo. Marketing professionals have been using this technique for years, making certain brands nearly ubiquitous in our world. Like it or not, branding is an extremely effective technique to increase awareness of your research or organization. Let me create a logo for you that conveys in seconds what you are all about.

In addition to logos, I can design a variety of other graphics, from scientific figures to letterhead. Just let me know what you need and I can probably make it for you.

Check out some examples of my work below.

Logo Examples


BCD_logo_AGLim

For: Dr. Kirsten Küsel


Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Institute of Ecology

Dr. Küsel is a Geomicrobiologist and head of the Limnology/Aquatic Geomicrobiology group at FSU Jena. This logo incorporates the Hanfried image from the FSU Jena logo (the most recognizable portion of the FSU Jena seal), a rust-colored iron atom on the left representing the group’s geomicrobiology focus, and a stream on the right to represent the limnology focus.
Visit www.geomicrobiology.de here



BCD_logo_kostka

For: Dr. Joel Kostka


Florida State University

Department of Oceanography

Dr. Kostka is a Biogeochemical Oceanographer at Florida State University. Dr. Kostka works is a highly interdisciplinary scientist and in this logo, I incorporated his work with coastal ecosystem processes (the salt marsh in the upper half) with the genetic and chemical portions represented in the subsurface below.
Visit the Joel Kostka website here




BCD_logo_biosci

For: Biological Sciences Club


Clemson University

Department of Biological Sciences

I designed this logo for the Biological Sciences Club at Clemson University mostly because they wanted t-shirts for the group. This design is not only nice on a shirt, but also on posters, websites, and other BIOSCI club materials. I used the shape of the state of South Carolina as a starting point and incorporated a coastal view in the background. Surrounding the state are vertebrates, plants, invertebrates, and microorganisms, representing the biological interests of all the students in the club.
Visit the Clemson Biological Sciences Club website


BCD_logo_beer

For: Dr. Michael Childress & Dr. Margaret Ptacek


Clemson University

Department of Biological Sciences

I made this logo while I was a Postdoc in Dr. Childress’s lab. Dr. Childress and Dr. Ptacek are both Evolutionary Behavioral Ecologists whose labs often work closely together. This logo represents their work on a variety of different organisms, from freshwater mollies to octopus to elk. It just so happens that their research interests make a nifty acronym, Behavioral Ecology & Evolution Research (BEER).
Visit the Childress Lab website



BCD_logo_green

For: Dr. Stefan Green


Florida State University

Department of Oceanography

Dr. Green is research faculty in the Oceanography Department at FSU. Dr. Green is a bioinformatician and microbiologist, so I tried to incorporate aspects of both fields into this logo. I added a graphic from an SEM of Halobacter bacteria in the center of the logo with the four letters ATGC of the genetic code in the background. I particularly love the statement from Dr. Green, “Life to small to see is too important to igonore” in the center.
Visit Dr. Green’s website here


BCD_logo_akob

For: Dr. Denise Akob


Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Institute of Ecology

Dr. Akob, who is also my wife, is a geomicrobiologist working at FSU Jena. She is highly interdisciplinary and I tried to incorporate that into the logo: a butterfly and tree to represent the ecology portion of her work, a DNA molecule to represent molecular biology, bacteria to represent microbiology, and a uranium molecule to represent chemistry.
Visit Dr. Akob’s website here



BCD_logo_peat

For: Dr. Kirsten Küsel


Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Institute of Ecology

At FSU Jena, I have been working as a field researcher with the AG Limnology group on their peatlands geomicrobiology project. This is a large project involving several different universities and dozens of researchers, as well as a group of undergraduates. I designed this logo for printing on t-shirts for the research team. So I took a picture of the fen where we work in Bavaria and made this graphic, with a peat corer out front.




BCD_logo_BCD

For: Me


Bouwma Communication Design

Lastly, I wanted to explain the logo I made for Bouwma Communication design, which you will find throughout this site. I cycled through several different ideas before ending up with this one. Designed around an atom in the center, I added oak leaves and fish radiating out from the center. Lastly, there is 3 micropipettes in the center. With this logo, I wanted to represent chemistry, physics, molecular biology, botany, and zoology. I really like the way it turned out and I hope you do too!




Other Graphics


I have also been making a variety of other graphics for several years, usually for application to t-shirts. In fact, I have a personal site on zazzle.com for selling these shirts. You can check out the site by clicking here, or on the logo below.

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I can make one of these for you too as a single color graphic or multi color graphic for printing on t-shirts. Let me make you some good-looking, fun, and professionally designed t-shirts.