Chris is a very talented artist who works with a range of medias from paintings and prints to felt work mobiles and animals. I met Chris at University whilst both studying Countryside Management and we are still close friends 4 years post uni. He has created commissions for me before of my beloved dogs and family’s pets too, he’s extremely gifted artist and you can follow him on Instagram and buy his work via Etsy.
I have been very lucky to work with Chris to design a new logo for PROW Explorer.
I had previously been using a basic logo that I had designed online but I wanted something more specific to my blog which would catch your attention.
We started at the drawing board with a few ideas. I suggested the idea of including a fingerpost or waymark in the logo to capture the public rights of way side of things but other than that Chris had free reign.
He came back with a few quick sketches for ideas and I liked the yellow waymark integrating the footprints from the previous logo.
So Chris went away and came back with a great design mixing the waymark idea with the previous footprints and came up with the below.
This was great and would stand out to people but I couldn’t quite decide if it was right. I asked if he could go back to the drawing board and stick to a khaki colour scheme.
Chris came up with a range of ideas from waymarks with footprints to a fingerpost landscape. I loved the fingerpost idea and Chris got to work turning this into a final product.
Chris sent me regular updates of the logo, it was so exciting watching it develop. He painted the logo in watercolours building up the landscape before adding the fingerpost.
The final product was exactly what I’d hoped for and more, Chris provided an electronic copy to use online and fingerpost outline to use for watermarking.
If you’d like to get in contact with Chris for a commission then get in touch via his Instagram and support a growing artist!