ATTN: Portland-area teenaged artists - redesign Marrow's logo!

We love our logo, which was designed for us in our early days by local artist and maker Morgaine Faye, but as we work on a little rebranding in honor of reopening in a new space in 2017, our board decided that our logo should represent our core values, and be teen-designed. We invite any teenaged artists or designers to submit your ideas!

You do not need to submit a "polished" design (unless you know how and would like to!) - sketches are fine.
Our staff will assist the winner in using Adobe Illustrator to turn your design into a professional logo file.
If you have any questions you can email us at info@marrowpdx.org

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Our logo is featured on our website, sign, business cards, flyers - anywhere we talk about or advertise our organization.
  • You can see our old logo at the top of our website.
  • The design should somehow represent our mission - to empower teens to take ownership over their education and life.
  • Our name “Marrow” comes from bone marrow - where red blood cells are created, before bringing oxygen to your whole system; an analogy for how our teens leave our space and share their skills and passions with their communities.
  • It doesn't need to be a central part of the design, but the word "Marrow" should be somewhere in the logo.
  • You can submit multiple ideas or versions of one idea - this is actually a normal practice in the design industry, to give your client options.

You do not need to submit a "polished" design (unless you know how and would like to!) - sketches are fine.
Our staff will assist the winner in using Adobe Illustrator to turn your design into a professional logo file.

If you have any questions you can email us at info@marrowpdx.org

The deadline for submissions is June 1st.


Our board of directors, in collaboration with our members, will select a winner and two runners-up.

The winner will receive:

  • a $125 gift card to Artist and Craftsman Supply.
  • access to one year of programming at Marrow, free!
  • full credit for your design on our website.
  • your design will become our official logo!

The two runners-up will each receive:

  • a $75 gift card to Artist and Craftsman Supply.
  • access to 6 months of programming at Marrow, free!
  • we'll share your design, with credit, on our social media accounts.

To submit your design, send the following to info@marrowpdx.org with the subject line "logo submission":

  1. Your name (first and last).
  2. Your age.
  3. Where you attend school, or whether you're a home schooler, recent grad, drop-out, etc
  4. Your designs!
  5. Optional: We may post some submissions to our instagram page @marrowpdx (we'll credit artists by first name and last initial) - if you'd like us to tag you, please also include your account name.