It was excellent working this designer, he went above and beyond to produce something that had really great impact. We love the logo design and will using him again for additional work.
How CIS.Benchmarks started their logo design journey
Who are you known as?
CIS SECURITY BENCHMARKS
What’s your company slogan?
MEMBER; CERTIFIED (these would be used for the exact same logo type but would need to be on 2 distinct logo variations)
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Our organization is a main business unit called Security Benchmarks within the Center for Internet Security nonprofit corporation. We develop consensus-based, best practice guides (Security Benchmarks) for securely configuring various technologies--operating systems, applications, network gear, etc. We also are a member-based nonprofit, where members receive access to tools and content in order to help them assess their own configuration security. Our members span both private and public sector organizations and cut across virtually all industries, including IT, financial services, healthcare, retail, government, etc. We also have members that are authorized to leverage our resources on consulting engagements, as well as members that are authorized to incorporate the recommendations of our Benchmarks/guidance into their security assessment tools. We must also be able to "Certify" that what such members' assessment tools are branded/say they can do in fact can perform such Benchmarks-conforming assessments, and we do perform such testing and review member-provided test results in order to provide such "Certifications."
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Logo types to explore
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
We need a logo that is more on the clean and basic side and has our standard orange business unit "Lock" logo in it (has to be the same as what is uploaded as a sample in both design format and color). It also has to incorporate "CIS SECURITY BENCHMARKS" in it, and there be 2 versions of the same design, both with "CIS SECURITY BENCHMARKS" in them, but one with:"MEMBER" in it.
And the other with:"CERTIFIED" in it.
Also, the text should be of the same font type as in the 2 mockup samples uploaded (first two uploads), which is based on the same font type of our standard and longstanding business unit logo (the third upload).