SIELKE

Entrepreneur parent company branding


Overview

Background

If you're not moving forward, you're falling behind.

This is the personal motto of Christian Kamau, an entrepreneur and native Hawaiian who infuses Aloha Spirit into all aspects of his life. He’s a surfer, a sports and fitness enthusiast, and an academic, and he continually strives to learn, progress, and improve his position in life, both personally and professionally.

Sielke, pronounced SEE-EL-KAY — a phonetic pronunciation of his initials, CLK — is the holding company for his various businesses, projects, and creative endeavors.

Tone

Approachable, inspirational, dynamic, promising.

Concept Rationale

Sielke is the direct, outward extension of Christian’s own ideals, values, philosophies, and personality. While he wears many hats, his spiritual connection with the Earth through surfing keeps him balanced, grounded, and focused. To successfully harness such raw, unbridled natural power requires skill, persistence, determination, and confidence. Thus, surfing becomes a metaphor for Christian's own entrepreneurship, and is the key driving force of this visual identity.

The custom-designed letterforms are inspired by the dynamic movement of breaking waves, while the colors, textures, and pattern reference the sun, sand, and surf of a Hawaiian Paradise.


Logo development process and branding preview

Music: “Wavy Gravy” by Sasha
© Kinetic Records, 2002. All rights reserved.

Copyright Disclaimer:
Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.


Sketches


Logo system


Pattern


Examples of printing techniques


Examples of branding usage


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