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Tonbridge Maker Space

Ben Holmes and Richard Hawthorn approached me in the beginning of 2023 with the notion of establishing a makerspace. The Tonbridge Maker Space is a real place where people come together to work on projects together, network, co-create, and share resources and knowledge. They support the skill and creative development of intermediate and advanced users, especially encouraging the next generation to get involved in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) agenda (or STEAM, as it is now sometimes becoming to include the arts). Their work fosters the development of advanced technological capabilities necessary for both social mobility and prosperity. The UK Digital Strategy gave makerspaces in libraries a lot of attention because it understood their importance and influence.

Strategic Thinking

I was unable to begin creating the logo until I had thought through the maker space concept and its actual location. I came up with the concept of employing people who work with technology-based components like engineering and data. I therefore used a circuit board and a Tonbridge castle with this.

Design of the Logo

I now had a place to begin the process of designing a logo. Rather than ‘badge’ the brand, I wanted it to blend in with the images. I believe the logo is striking, powerful, and hopefully helps us stand out.

The outcome

The brand’s modern, clean design would entice individuals to visit and become part of the maker space community.

My vision for the logo is one of embracing lifelong learning, igniting new ideas, and investigating technology.

Fields of Activity

  • Website

  • Print

  • Merchandise

  • Product Design

  • Marketing Design

  • Social Media Design

Software I Used

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Acrobat

  • Brain

  • Sketch Book