Project Background:

This was a personal pro-bono project for the Bitterroot Valley Homeschool group in Montana. The group contacted me about designing their graduation program. That was easy enough, but without some sort of identity, there was really no direction.

Each young adult that was graduating had their own sense of style making the essential message of the group difficult to grasp. In the end, we tried to reflect the efforts of the Yales and Harvards creating a symbol of higher-education that embodied the underlying goals of the group. First and foremost, the group is primarily Christian at its foundation. The mark includes a crown that symbolizes Christ as the head of all learning.

First and foremost, the group is primarily Christian at its foundation. The mark includes a crown that symbolizes Christ as the head of all knowledge and learning. Next is the shield which is symbolic of faith. Within the shield are the mountains that define the Bitterroot Valley with the actual bitterroot flower at the bottom. At the bottom is an open book to symbolize both the Bible and learning from other open books. And finally, the wreath which has always been a symbol of achievement and academic excellence.