Mike was totally awesome to work with submitted designs that were perfect for us. Thank you Mike!!!!
How stephen.g.sherwood started their logo design journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Urkuwayku is a small, family-run organic farm located high in the Andes near Quito, Ecuador. We produce over 50 crops -- European vegetables and Andean grains and roots and tubers. The biological motor of our farm is the cuy or guinea pig, which produces both high value meat (guinea pig is a local delicacy) as well as manure for soil fertility. We sell directly to families via weekly food baskets. We also provide training to future farms, we produce artisanal beer and offer a small high end camping ('clamping') experience.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
I'd like to explore the following colors:
Yellows: Energy, intellect, fun and youth.
Reds: Energy, action, passion and love.
Greens: Growth, harmony and success.
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
The farm is named after the creek that lines one side of our property. In Kichwa, 'Urkcuwayku' literally means pass/gap/notch in the mountain. We live high up in the gap between two ridges of a volcano and before us lays a beautiful Andean landscape, with volcanos and a glacier (Volcano Cotopaxi) in the distance. Nevertheless, I am bored with common farm logos of hillsides, crops and a sunset, so I would like to focus elsewhere. Provided the cultural relevance and our history with the cuy (guinea pig) -- no doubt an unsuspecting and unlikely savor of our once degraded soils and farm, I would like to build the logo around the included image -- an archangel delivering a cuy to the Earth... Rather than go overly religious (we are not Catholic, but certainly we live in a strongly Catholic culture), serious and heavy, I'd like to keep things light and upbeat. I feel the attached image of begins to capture that.