Omaha Corgi Crew Logo

It started with a corgi obsession and ended with a logo design.

This year at the beginning of the summer, the admins of the Omaha Corgi Crew decided the group needed a logo, so they created a logo design contest. Of course, I had to jump on it!

I had one idea in mind that I really liked - mainly because of the story behind it. The day after I brought Zero home, October 3, 2016, we met two other corgis and their moms at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. Zero was very chill and just wanted to lay there while Maizie and Walter played. Since that day they’ve kind of been like the Three Musketeers.

So the idea started as a rough sketch on a sticky note. I then got permission from Maizie and Walter’s moms to use their likenesses and created a digital rendering before finessing the final design.

While I was working on this idea, a few others came to mind, so I turned in a total of four for the contest - but secretly I hoped everyone would love the same one I did!

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I was so excited!

The first design was my favorite for sure and it won - I couldn’t believe it!

After the contest, members of the crew asked if we could get T-shirts made. So I did some research and we asked Rescue Paws Apparel to make some shirts for us. What makes Rescue Paws really cool is that they donate a portion of the profit from your order to a rescue of your choice. We chose Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue and raised $324.53 with our T-shirt and sweatshirt order!

When the mass order of shirts from Rescue Paws was complete, I added the logo design to my Society6 shop and TeePublic store, so new members or anyone who missed the first order could get shirts (and more cool Corgi Crew swag). I was still high in the clouds with good feels when the Omaha Corgi Crew admins asked me to be an admin of the group as well. I was definitely way more excited than I probably should have been!

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What started as a logo design continued to evolve. More and more merchandise became available on Society6 and TeePublic, and I wanted a window decal for my car - it turned out that a lot of crew members did, too. My bosses at my daytime job were nice enough - and cool enough - to let me print the window decals on scrap material, so that saved us all time and money.

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I’m sure that this design will continue to evolve and be shared in so many ways and places, and I’m still kind of in disbelief over the whole thing.

But one thing is for certain – I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to create a design that people may or may not have liked, and completely over the moon that so many people did (and still do).

Thank you to everyone who played a part in the creation of the Omaha Corgi Crew logo by giving your feedback during the design process!

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