UMass Law

| Logo Design


Develop a mark to attract current UMass Law students and represent the school visually on their merch.


Designed a mark inspired by seal stamps that captures the school's status through simple composition.

My Role

Ideator and designer. Converted feedback from Creative Director into successful execution.

| Pursue Justice
| Official Status
| Architecture

While straying away from traditional execution, the logo assumed a seal/stamp-like format to achieve an official/trustworthy appearance.

The architecture was a requested component. The iconic entrance to the building (above right) was selected, as it is a familiar sight for law students.

To maintain consistency with official UMass Law logo (below), Garamond was used and arranged in a balanced, legible circular shape evoking the sigils.

The law school's trademark, Pursue Justice™, is included per request and placed above entrance for simpler legibility, balanced to not overcrowd the mark with spatially condensed text.

First drafts of the mark (below) experiment with simplification, abstract, and representational depiction styles.

#1–8, 13–16: simplified marks represent the pursuit of justice, often depicted as a scale, a familiar symbol in the field of law.

#17–24: abstract designs put a spin on the balance by experimenting with multiple qualities: sharp vs round, solid, vs outline, etc.

#9–12, 25–28: The abstract designs also took inspiration from the theme of balance and justice, showing various marks showing acts of balancing interactions between the different shapes.

Draft #28 was selected by Creative Director to move forward and was pushed further (below).

#1–4: focus on linear text inclusion.

#5–12: play with circular frame formed by words.

#13–24: are framed by a laurel-like pattern adding status and motion.