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Multicultural Center of Excellence Logo






Timeframe


Oct 2020 – Nov 2021
Challenge


Develop a McCOE logo that will include one icon with the words “Digitas Multicultural Center of Excellence” using the new Digitas branding.














Values of McCOE


Using the brand’s values helped inspire the presented designs and create a tone for the logos.













Alternative Naming


We wanted to shorten the naming and see if it could make more impact. However, client preferred to keep the naming as is to immediately understand their organization.









Direction 1 – Origins

Curious, Open, Welcoming


Understanding we all are coming from different origins garners empathy.




Logo Variations




The 7 colored circle logo would become dynamic in different applications. The logo with the hands were meant to feel as if they’re circling around the globe.







Direction 2 – Rising

Fierce, Ascending, Leading



McCOE aims to transform current practice to bridge the gap between different cultures.






Logo Variations



The top logo represent a movement, where we all come together and aim towards a change. The gradient logos are also dynamic in that it changes color based on application. The triangular shape plays on the representation of excellence. The last logo also signifies pieces of the puzzle coming together to create a shape.






Direction 3 – Endorse

Seal of approval, Endowment, Trustworthy



McCOE’s involvement in project offers a sense of validation and approval.






Logo Variations







Direction 4 – Inspired

Inclusive, Collaboration, Motivate


Strength lies within our differences, and not our similarities.





Logo Variations




 
These logos were inspired by the various colors of the flags and reflections of mirrors. The mirrors represent our identity and are usually reflected in the logo. I also played around with weaving patterns of our clothes that also comes together to create a shape.
 







Round 2


Between these two logos, I created a spread with different typography to see which logo works best. In the end, client chose the gradient logo (#4 and #5). This logo brings both a weaving pattern and pieces of a puzzle coming together to make a change.