Austin Parks Foundation

Branding, Print

Suffering from a predictable leaf logo and brand confusion created by another local organization Austin Parks Foundation wanted a new identity that signaled their vibrancy.

With the parks foundation space awash in predictable green tree and leaf logos we opted to personify the foundation in the form of an iconic hummingbird, portraying the organization as a nimble force pollinating a better parks future.

Launch Film

To launch the new brand, we took the identity for a swim on New Year’s Day at the Barton Springs Polar Bear Plunge.

Logo and Tagline Development

With its wings in near constant motion, the hummingbird signals a tireless advocate for the parks in the Austin area. We penned the tagline “People Plus Parks” to highlight their organizational focus on the cultivation of public and private partnerships. And designed a system of business papers to enhance their daily correspondence with stakeholders.

“Thanks for the amazing work. Your whole team really owned this thing. The mark truly represents who we want to be.”

— Colin Wallis, Executive Director

2016 Party for the Parks projection.

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