ironmaiden worked exceptionally hard to respond to my feedback while still taking the design lead. I work work with this designer again.
How Southcliff started their logo design journey
Southcliff Baptist Church is a diverse congregation that reaches a lot of suburban families as well as a growing population of internationals, college students, and young singles.
We are re-branding and need a fresh, new logo.
Here is our new mission statement:
Our mission is to guide people of all generations and backgrounds into a thriving relationship with Christ.
Some words that might provide some great visuals are
"guide" - "thrive" - "relationships" - "movement" - "direction" - " life change" - "impact" - "spiritual growth" - "people matter" - Maybe a path or a compass.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We do not want a dove, fish, Bible, or traditional cross. We want a fresh logo that will both communicate our mission, as well as spark the imagination of new people we meet.
While our official name is "Southcliff Baptist Church", we are just looking for a logo for "Southcliff" We may want the final design to have "Baptist Church" in small print under the logo, but not at first.
Simple. Works in both color and black and white. Communicates our misioin. Not too "churchy". Scalable - looks good on a billboard, T-shirt, web page, or stationary.
We do not have set colors. Feel free to submit your best logos in a variety of colors.
We do not want high res 3D. We want something that is simple that sparks the imagination.
We are not against having any kind of cross in the logo, but that is not a requirement.
I have uploaded a diagram of our cross tower at our church. It DOES NOT need to be in the design. But if you choose to use it, here is what it looks like...