Witness Directory (client website) , Linking Expert Witnesses with Lawyers – Logo and Icon Designed by The Logo Smith.
The Logo Smith designed a new Logo design, incorporating a themed pictogram, for: Witness Directory: an online expert Witness Directory, successfully linking expert witnesses with lawyers and businesses for over twenty three years.
This was quite a challenging project, but immensely pleased with the result, as is the client, which always helps.
This was a relatively ‘cheap’ budget job, but I’m still really fond of how it turned out, and that it’s still in use on their website.
I really wanted to create something a little different, than the typical law/legal type logos out there, and it did actually take quite a bit of time to finally eek out this combination of associations.
The initial D forming a page of the Directory/Bible (or whatever it is you choose to swear on), with the Witness hand placed neatly within the shape of the D.
I initially started the exploration looking at using a stylised W, but you can see from the image below, that it quickly took the form of a hand.
The hand wasn’t an intentional idea, just that whilst playing with the shapes of the W, it suddenly occurred that it could look like a hand, so that was that.
The next part was looking at how to contain the hand, so I looked at typical shapes, but again, this was more of a fluke.
Once I placed the hand in the lower right corner of the rounded ‘app icon’ box, and cut the left side off, then it looked like a ‘page’, which looked like an initial D, so that was that again.
Not super realistic hand by any stretch of the imagination, but I wasn’t actually looking to create something anatomically perfect, simply a clean and simple symbol that would be interpreted correctly, and quickly.
Fonts used for Witness Directory: Kefa II Pro Bold and tag-line: Zona Pro Italic, both purchased from Myfonts.
About Witness Directory
We are confident that Witness Directory is the most user friendly, innovative expert witness directory and the best tool for experts to be found locally and globally. New To Witness Directory:
1. A new user friendly, eye catching design. 2. Self editable home pages. Log in and have control over your content or let us manage it for you free.
3. Editable albums for photos, logos, C.V’s, PDF files, movies.
4. Optional lawyer review board allowing you to ask lawyers you have worked with to leave a review (editable).
5. Social media savvy, sharing tools so viewers can share an expert’s page if required.
6. Editable key title word system. Log in and tailor the title in the code of your entry so search engines will find your entry under the search string you want. Advice is given. This is set to default, ‘Expert Witness, Your Name’
7. Do you have interesting Youtube videos? You may simply add them to your profile by adding the code in your control panel.
8. Badge options. Easily copy and paste code of your badge into the code of your website or an email and this automatically links back to your expert profile, giving more great exposure to those who count.
9. Handy maps to clearly show locations of experts.
10. We add more categories to the directory on request
11. A new 24 hour interactive questions and answers bubble that allows us to help lawyers find the expert they are looking for and also help experts with membership questions.
12. A new articles library. Add articles on your specialist subject area and read empirical comments from other experts. For quick membership details please go to the country of your choice; US, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland – See more at: https://witnessdirectory.com/aboutus.php#sthash.B5eAr7G6.dpuf