Siah Design Logo

by Siah-Design • Uploaded: Mar. 23 '09
Gallerized Mar. '09 b1b990c762a8113260608429c0a4ece3.png

Description: As a creative director I have the index finger showing direction with the bottom part of the hand being the pencil. The finger also has a lot of associations that come with it: One Way, Choose Siah Design, looking up, etc.

The significance of the finger pointing up for me though is that it is pointing up to God giving Him any credit for my work.

Mark also forms a monogram "S".

Copyright Josiah Jost and Siah Design © 2009

As seen on: http://siahdesign.com

Status: Client work

Commenting: Actively seeking critiques

Tags: pointup#1handdirection

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penflare said on Mar. 23 '09

this one is my favorite, looks really clean, good job

epsilon said on Mar. 23 '09

Oh, this one is really good.

logoholik said on Mar. 23 '09


pixeling said on Mar. 23 '09

my favorite too.

gorz said on Mar. 23 '09

cool One!

bluehaus said on Mar. 23 '09

I totally enjoy how clean and simple looking this is. Very nice!

martyrologist said on Mar. 23 '09

I'd agree this is the best of the batch.

logoholik said on Mar. 23 '09

Ha! I recognized unconscious inspiration for this :) http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/52709

Siah-Design said on Mar. 23 '09

@bojan If it was it was very unconscious :D

logoholik said on Mar. 23 '09

:) yeah, no worries, it's like whateva you come up, mike's already has it in his portfolio :) lately i've been experiencing it constantly :) worst thing is when i see new logo uploaded that looks like almost identical to proposals i just sent to my client :) certainly very unpleasant situation...

logoholik said on Mar. 23 '09

But seriously - this has so much power, no way you can forget this design... i think you mission is close to an happy end - throw in some siah type here and you got yourself very nice identity - unit, vag, chevin, agbook, omnes comes to mind... gotham rounded maybe?

Siah-Design said on Mar. 23 '09

Thanks everyone! I'm starting to think this will be my new logo.

@bojan Thanks bud! I really respect your opinion.

I've added type people. It's a customized version of gotham rounded (thx for sugg. bojan). Thoughts?

logoholik said on Mar. 23 '09

try oneliner with perhaps intersecting letters or just plain vanila so it doesn't compete with icon imho

lundeja said on Mar. 23 '09

About damn time ;)

AgenaForceGo said on Mar. 23 '09

Clever and clean.

theartistt said on Mar. 23 '09

that's awesome!

Siah-Design said on Mar. 23 '09

Thx everyone!

@bojan: I don't think gotham rounded is going to work - I'm working on a custom type now. Cheers

theartistt said on Mar. 23 '09

I do love it, but the hand seems to be waving, "See ya!". That's how I pronounce your name, Siah. I have no idea how your named is really pronounced.

Siah-Design said on Mar. 23 '09

Thx guys!

@theartistt: lol, my name is Josiah but my nickname since I was little is Siah. Pronounced 'Sigh-Ah'.

The hands have an actual deeper meaning to me then I shared at the top. I am a Christian and like to pray over all my designs. The hand is in the position of prayer as shown in old paintings, etc.

I know some of you might think that is weird but that's the way I feel about it and it's significant to me. :)

theartistt said on Mar. 23 '09

well then, this is your logo then isn't it? you don't need us to validate it. although I know how great that is! faved and floated.

Siah-Design said on Mar. 23 '09

Thanks @theartistt!

I just updated type! Thoughts everyone?

lundeja said on Mar. 23 '09

I think it's a little too condensed

Siah-Design said on Mar. 23 '09

@Jared: Yea, I should have even uploaded that variation. I just did a custom type job on Stratum. I'm liking this more.. Your thoughts?

lundeja said on Mar. 23 '09

This one is much better. The angles fit well with the shape of the mark, I think and it's soft enough to match the weight.

epsilon said on Mar. 23 '09

logoholik> so it doesn't compete with icon imho

Very good point, because the type seems to be doing just that. I'd stick to a non-customized font, something like Etelka. The mark is very strong and it will easily pull the logo off.

AlexWende said on Mar. 23 '09

this looks good, but for me it is like a "stop" handsign imho

logoholik said on Mar. 23 '09

Yeah, like a 'stop by my portfolio' :)

logoholik said on Mar. 23 '09

Oh, and Josiah, not quite there on logotype yet :) i know, i know :) stratum is a tad more unique with that angled horizontal bars than it should have to be to work the icon

Type08 said on Mar. 23 '09

Siah my friend, I like the one you're using now 10 times more! All this time I'm wondering why you even want to 're-brand' your services? Your current logo is more original, more recognizable, it has more style and more creativity in it and it definitely presents your work better... Sorry, but that's just MO...

903creative said on Mar. 23 '09

I really like what you've got going here. I'll be interested to see where you land on the logotype, but i think it's looking great as it is.

jenlogo said on Mar. 23 '09

This one is very nice!

Siah-Design said on Mar. 28 '09

Thanks for the feedback people. I did some refining on the icon and changed the type to a very customized version of Wigan. Kudos to anyone who gives their thoughts on the new type. Thanks.

designfacet said on Mar. 28 '09

You always come up with cleaver logo's. However this one represents you and your company so I really like you to work on the typeface. The logo is perfect but the typeface is too overpowering and heavy. Neither the type nor the logo has a base line to sit on. Find a way to bring them together as one so that it balances each other out.

epsilon said on Mar. 28 '09

This version of the type is different, but I think it's not any better. The 'g' doesn't sit on a baseline, the shape of 'n' implies openness and simplicity, which is the exact opposite of what's implied by the shape of 'a' and 'e'. In other words the type looks inconsistent as if it was built out of two different typefaces.

cobaltcow said on Mar. 28 '09

mark - 10
font choice - 3 (i really dont like that g)

mabu said on Mar. 30 '09

Great job siah!

logoholik said on Mar. 30 '09

Oh, you'll hate me now :) but i think you're not quite there with logotype yet :) Remember, KISS :)

Siah-Design said on Mar. 30 '09

lol, thanks Bojan. After sleeping on it I agree with you. And I'll never hate someone for critiqueing my work. I have a quote on my wall that simply says, "Don't Seek Praise. Seek Criticism".

I'll be looking for a more simple, rounded sans serif font to replace it shortly.

Siah-Design said on Mar. 30 '09

Replaced type. I think the all caps works much better with the mark.

OcularInk said on Mar. 30 '09

That's it! Great job, Josiah.

Siah-Design said on Mar. 30 '09

Implemented a new concept. As a creative director I am now having the index finger showing direction. The finger is also pointing up which has positive associations.

Also takes away the possible negative vibes from the "stop" hand.

Think the hand still comes through strong enough?

Siah-Design said on Mar. 30 '09

Thx Kev! :)

firebrand said on Mar. 30 '09

Nice complementary font choice, Josiah. Job done!

logoholik said on Mar. 30 '09

That a boy!

epsilon said on Mar. 30 '09

Well balanced now, very nice.

A bit more space between the mark and the type perhaps ?

logoholik said on Mar. 30 '09

^ good advice. 1.5-2 times space than between the words and voila :)

Siah-Design said on Mar. 30 '09

Thanks Roy, Epsilon and Bojan! I agree about the spacing. Just corrected. Cheers!%u2666

bigjerk said on Mar. 30 '09

Good one, number one!

logomotive said on Mar. 30 '09

Now it's perfect. Looks great type and mark a beautiful match.

AlexWende said on Mar. 30 '09

Ok, now I'm a fan too ;)

I think it was a great evolution, especially with that index finger! Congrats on your new identity<< :D

dbunk said on Mar. 30 '09

Wow, watta concept(s) with an innocent lookin pencil. Am inspired to work harder on my logo now.

designfacet said on Mar. 30 '09

Nice job, the font looks so much better. Send me your business card with the new logo on it, you got my address right?

Siah-Design said on Mar. 30 '09

Thanks Cam (fellow Albertan) :D, Mike,Dalius, Alex, Sindur and Behzad! I'm VERY grateful to finally have a finalized re-brand.

I'll be implementing my new identity once my new site is ready to launch. Looking forward to designing biz cards, etc, too :)

andreiu said on Mar. 31 '09

beautiful / intelligent mark! congrats! :)

bigjerk said on Apr. 01 '09

Albertans gotta have each other's backs!

raja said on Apr. 01 '09

rock on Siah!

Siah-Design said on Apr. 10 '09

Thanks Andreiu, Cam and Raja!

Today I officially launched my new brand! You can read the process on my blog: "www.siahdesign.com/archives/760":www.siahdesign.com/archives/760

itsgareth said on Apr. 13 '09

Just dropping by to say that I just ate the colours on your new website! delicious!

Siah-Design said on Apr. 13 '09

Thanks Gareth!

Logobility said on Jun. 16 '09

Really nice logo, I love the message behind it.

itsgareth said on Nov. 26 '09

Congratulations on featured designer Siah :)

logomotive said on Nov. 26 '09

^Yep well deserved. Happy Thanksgiving too.

janzabransky said on Nov. 26 '09

^ Nice to see You featured. Congratulations.

firebrand said on Nov. 26 '09

...and jubilations.

Type08 said on Nov. 26 '09

Gratz Siah! Finally........

m1sternoname said on Nov. 26 '09

congrats on being featured, well deserved!

AlexWende said on Nov. 26 '09

congratulations on the feature!

OcularInk said on Nov. 26 '09

Just goes to show how rarely I visit the home page these days. About time you got featured.

siah-design said on Nov. 26 '09

Just noticed! Thanks so much all! :D Cheers, David for the feature.

Happy Thanksgiving all! I know I have a million things to be grateful for.

logoholik said on Nov. 26 '09

Oh, nice! Well deserved Josiah!

andreiu said on Nov. 26 '09

you really deserve the feature! cheers Josiah.

!mude said on Nov. 26 '09

Yeah, congrats. Big fan of your work - well deserved. Cheers.

MomentumMagazine said on Nov. 26 '09

Looks great. Congrats on the feature!

alexanderspliid said on Nov. 26 '09

With a portfolio like yours i would say it's about time you got featured... Amazing stuff.

logoboom said on Nov. 26 '09

Congrats on the feature siah!

lundeja said on Nov. 26 '09

Congrats Josiah! Deserved on all levels.

siah-design said on Nov. 26 '09

Thx Gareth, Mike, Jan, Roy, Alen, M1sternoname, Alexander, Kevin, Bojan, Andreiu, mude, Joe, Alex, Glen and Jared! Really feel honored to get the feature - So much talent here on LP.

Rokac said on Nov. 26 '09

Congrats on the feature!

brandclay said on Nov. 26 '09

congrats bud, you deserve it

fogra said on Nov. 26 '09

'bout time too :)

magicshadow said on Nov. 26 '09

great showcase ;)

cerise said on Nov. 26 '09

Congrats on the feature, your work is outstanding.

brandsimplicity said on Nov. 26 '09

Congrats on the feature, awesome work:)

pjmaster said on Nov. 26 '09

Congrats, very very inspiring showcase. Cheers.

oronoz ® said on Nov. 26 '09

congrats on the feature, you deserve it!!

Hayes Image said on Nov. 26 '09

Siah my man, featured...Congrats!!

eziemac said on Nov. 26 '09

well played :)

rudy hurtado said on Nov. 26 '09

I thought you where featured a long time ago Josiah, well done, happy for you.

rudy hurtado said on Nov. 26 '09

You were...dah!

siah-design said on Nov. 26 '09

Once again, thanks so much gang :D So many of you that commented I have such respect for and I'm blessed by the kind words. I still have a lot to learn in this field.

Rudy, this is the first time I've been featured. At least here on LP. Thx anyways though :D Cheers

cseven said on Nov. 26 '09

Hey Josiah, nice to see your work featured. Excellent!

epsilon said on Nov. 26 '09

Great portfolio, some stuff is even not bad at all .. jk :-) Congrats on the feature.

Tømme said on Nov. 29 '09

a little late, but congrats with the featured siah! well done and well deserved ^^

Chad Sanderson said on Nov. 30 '09

I'm with everyone! You've got one of those showcases that I can pretend is mine whenever friends visit ;). Congrats on the feature! You definitely deserve it.

siah-design said on Nov. 30 '09

Hey thanks Chris, epsilon, Houston, Tomme and Chad! After admiring so much of all of your guys' it means a lot of hear the kind words.

mister jones said on Nov. 30 '09

Congrats with the feature : ]

Gafyn said on Nov. 30 '09

Great logo! Congratulations on the feature, well deserved. I love your site too.

logotivity said on Dec. 01 '09

Congrats Josiah, Well Deserved.. You're an inspiration for all of us!

jacekzelisko said on Dec. 03 '09

wow ;)

Wizemark said on Dec. 04 '09

Congrats, man!

matjak said on Dec. 11 '09

Great work! Love this. Well done : )

siah-design said on Dec. 12 '09

Thanks Jones, Gafyn, Steve, Jacek, Srdjan and Matjak. Appreciate the kind words :)

Hayes Image said on Dec. 16 '09

I've just been staring at this mark for a couple minutes and if you follow the finger from right-to-left to the thumb, then follow that line to the corner of the pencil curve on the right, then follow the line right around the lead point to the end...you get a vague 'S' for Siah is this correct or am I just seeing things? :)

siah-design said on Dec. 16 '09

hehe, yes Josh, I guess an "S" could be interpreted in there. I had tested a way to make a clear monogram out of the logo by cutting the pinkie short and connecting the thumb line down to the lead - but I wasn't as pleased with it as I didn't think the hand came through as clear.

Here is what I "tested":http://siahdesign.com/images/SiahDesignLogo-test.jpg

logomotive said on Dec. 16 '09

^hummm. I kinda like that tested one too ;)

logomotive said on Dec. 16 '09

I think I like it better because it eliminates the L shape I kept seeing.

siah-design said on Dec. 16 '09

Thanks, Mike.

I think the current one is a little more pleasing to the eye - but on the flip side the monogram version adds another element to the creative side of the logo.

It's a matter of deciding if it's worth it to have that extra creative element. At the moment I'm leaning against it as the average client wouldn't see the "S" in the monogram version. Make sense?

ethereal said on Dec. 19 '09

Congrats on the Feature, Josiah! Absolutely awesome showcase you have here, great work!

siah-design said on Dec. 21 '09

Cheers, Sean :)

faisalanwar said on Jan. 01 '10

I love this kind of designs,hmm what do they call this type of design?

mcguire design said on Jun. 04 '10

Love your personal logo!

davishama said on Aug. 01 '10

Very strong and memorable :)

siah-design said on Aug. 04 '10

Thanks Faisa, Tony, Mcguire and Davis! Not sure if I ever shared the business cards "**so here's the link.**":http://siahdesign.com/images/siahdesignbusinesscards.jpg

mfrank said on Aug. 04 '10

Nice cards man.

andreiu said on Aug. 04 '10

very cool cards Josiah!

OcularInk said on Aug. 04 '10

Simple, but effective. It's nice how the curves of the card mimic some of the curves in the mark. You gotta get rid of that gmail email address though. Why not, josiah[at]siahdesign.com? It would be so much more professional that way. ;-)

logomotive said on Aug. 06 '10

cards are great Josiah. Looks so good.

siah-design said on Aug. 06 '10

Cool, thanks Frank, Andre, Kevin and Mike. Kev, I`ll probably have the next run with contact@siahdesign.com - it's just when I'm on the road my gmail account is what I use most.

logomotive said on Aug. 07 '10

^ I call myself a "Logo Designer." My specialty and that is my strength. I see no problem here.

Norbi said on Aug. 08 '10

beautiful / intelligent mark! congrats! :)

JoePrince said on Aug. 08 '10

I agree with Mike. Logo Designer is a fine title.

siah-design said on Aug. 09 '10

Thanks for the input Anthony, Mike and Joe.

I feel my forte and what I enjoy most is logo design and branding. In fact, 98% of my design work is logo design and I'm most always booked 2 months ahead. Hence, I've been primarily marketing myself as a specialist in the identity field and it's been going well so far.


siah-design said on Jan. 03 '11

Made a minor update to the Siah Design logo. (thanks again for your thoughts Mike E. from a few months ago).

More about it on my latest post:


AlexWende said on Jan. 03 '11

imo it's nice improvement since the negative space is cleaner now. A beautiful example on how details make a great logo even greater ;)

alexanderspliid said on Jan. 04 '11

great update josiah. really feelin it :)

vernics said on Jan. 04 '11

Agree with Alex!

siah-design said on Jan. 04 '11

Thanks Alex (x2) and Ali!

nickhood said on Jul. 10 '11

Great identity, Siah!

dr-creative said on Jul. 12 '11

nice logo

THEArtistT said on Jul. 12 '11

usually I complain big time about logos being presented too small, but I would not have seen the S in the hand/pencil mark if it had not been presented to small. kudos.

Dalibass said on Oct. 26 '13

Really great mark!! :)

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