I reached out to Run Oregon Readers to find Graphic Designers willing to help Run Oregon in creating a new brand/logo. I was amazed at the generous offers that came in willing to help Run Oregon, a blog that continues to be by and for the readers, rebrand itself. This legacy continues as we finally see the logos that were inspired and created by designers who not only love running, but the Run Oregon blog as well. We received a number of submissions, and the one selected was the one you see now on our website and facebook page, designed by Kimberly Palmer.
Please if you have a moment – thank her with a comment on this post, or email her (that’s posted below … and yes, she does freelance)! Her time was more than generous and is truly appreciated and I want her to know our readers appreciated it too.
The other designs will appear in the future – we’re still thinking of exactly how to reveal them; but trust us … it will be good.
Kimberly is originally from San Diego, where she lived before attending University of Oregon and falling in love with Oregon. She even told me that even “after almost seven years I still don’t mind the rain.” Currently, she works as an in-house designer for a national staffing, technology and consulting company and does occasional freelance designing on the side. As a fellow runner, she loves reading the Run Oregon blog for race reviews and upcoming events, and it’s where she first heard about our call for help! She loves running the Hood to Coast and half marathons, with Bridge to Brews as her favorite local race.
If you are looking for a designer, you can contact her at email@example.com.
Run Oregon founder Kelly Barten selected the logo from four competitive finalists, and said, “What I loved about this design is the variation – if we want to use the logo on a mug, the square logo will look great. On a banner, the horizontal logo will work perfectly. I also like the color of blue she chose, and the segments on the letters remind me of ribbons – what every runner deserves for reaching their goals!”