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Logo Design Concepts, Branding & Colors

I love designing logos but it can take a lot of effort to come up with a solid one. You need to strike the right balance between simple and unique without it looking too cliché.

Here are a few of my creations:

Kidsit logo
I designed this logo for my babysitting website,
The Land of No Horizon logo
This logo was designed for a book that I wrote and published in 2001. It's a simple black and white design.
Commercial Digs logo
A logo concept for a commercial real estate website, this was never used.
Flex logo
A deejay event logo that I designed for some of my friends. It was used for a few music gigs on posters and marketing material.
Gapmaker logo
Gapmaker was the brand for my architecture website, I've since moved all my content to this website, see my architecture section if you're interested.
Propertics logo
This logo and color scheme was designed for a commerical real estate and analytics company.
Property Radar logo
Another logo concept for a commercial real estate website, never used.
Sketchclip logo
This concept was for a new art tutorial blog I was planning. I've since decided to keep all my art-related content here on in my art section.
Tank Select logo
I designed this logo for my brother who used it as part of his PhD on the role of domestic rainwater tanks in water resource conservation
Matthew James Taylor

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