Dynamic logo design for a Californian swimwear & activewear brand.
Innate Active is a swimwear company offering custom-made swimming and training gear based in Orange County, California. The company uses environmentally sustainable fabrics derived from plastic bottles to create their products.
Clear Design was approached to create a new logo for Innate Active, which needed to be designed to perform well on their expansive range of swimming costumes and accessories and on several digital platforms. The logo also needed to incorporate the conceptualisations of swimming ‘running through your veins’, being ‘in the blood’, and becoming an ‘innate’ skill.
Initial logo concepts
Two logo concepts were presented to the swimwear brand. The first logo design combined the ‘IN8’ concept with variated lines symbolising water.
The second concept used an italicised, ‘active’ feeling logomark with a flowing line cutting through the ‘N’. This symbolises a stream of water or blood and links to the idea of swimming as a passion and skill that is ‘in the blood’. Logo concept 2 also subtly incorporated images of a fin and a wave within its typographic form.
The final identityIn the final stage of the logo design process, Innate Active chose their preferred identity concept – the flowing IN8 logo. The chosen design was then fine-tuned and delivered to the swimwear company in multiple configurations for various clothing and digital applications. The result was a powerful and flexible new identity that communicates the brand’s contemporary and energetic character.
The finalised logo was applied to swimsuits, display bags, t-shirts, the brand’s website, social media accounts as well as several other mediums. A few logo application examples are shown below.
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