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IASNR Logo Design — Seeking Bids

Request for proposals – New Logo for IASNR

The current IASNR logo was first implemented in the mid-1990s and has been a useful way to represent our community across the decades.  However, with advancement of scholarly ideas and social issues, the time has come to retire the current logo and create a new one for the organization that reflects our values and purpose. 

The purpose of IASNR is to provide a professional association to support the integration of social and natural sciences to develop research and application strategies pertaining to environmental and natural resource issues. See the IASNR website for more details on the organization. Specifically, the aims of IASNR are to: 

  • Foster the interdisciplinary social scientific understanding of the relationships between humans and natural resources;
  • Further the application of social science information in natural resource decision-making and
  • Provide a mechanism whereby social scientists, resource managers, practitioners, agency personnel, and decision makers can generate dialogue and useful exchange.

IASNR sponsors an annual face-to-face conference hosted by various universities across the world. We also host periodic science workshops and this year is coordinating an online mini-conference to enhance the accessibility of ideas and dialogue across our membership community.  In addition, we administer the peer-reviewed journal Society and Natural Resources publishing six issues per year by Taylor & Francis.  We also have a book press that publishes state-of-the-practice research volumes, edited volumes on timely topics, and monographs.  Finally, IASNR is initiating a policy to develop hubs (or chapters) of IASNR across the globe to focus on regional issues of relevance that link society to natural resources and also to build professional networks between scholars, practitioners, students and stakeholder organizations. The latter activity reflects our concerted efforts to expand IASNR’s global focus.

A logo is a visual metaphor for our organization.  Our logo should be flexible so that hubs could adapt it to represent themselves, if nothing more than to identify the regional hub below the logo.  In addition, there could be shortened version of a logo that would be like a glyph to put on slides for a presentation.  Purposes of the IASNR logo may include:

  • To represent us in a way we want to see ourselves today and in the future 
  • To unify the journal, association, hubs, and book series
  • To reflect integrative, interdisciplinary, social-ecological systems
  • To retain current members and attract new members
  • To convey a global point of view, and foster a sense of inclusivity

To provide insight to issues of representation of IASNR, the top 10 keywords associated with manuscripts published in SNR in the past five years are:

  • Natural Resource
  • Governance Approach
  • Decision Making
  • Local Participation
  • Resource Management
  • Perception
  • Stakeholder
  • Conservation Management
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability

Process for new logo selection

  1. Submit a proposal that provides some prototypes for the new logo, along with a portfolio of examples of previous work. The proposal should include logo proto-types, timeline that includes iteration with the IASNR working group and council, and estimated hours and costs.
  2. The IASNR Logo Working Group will select a short list of vendors to interview. After the interviews, a vendor will be selected to move forward with creation of a new logo.
  3. Expect an iterative process. The review and revision process will start immediately after a vendor is selected.  The IASNR Logo Working Group will be the first point of review and request for revision.  The final stage will need approval from the IASNR Council. 
  4. Deliverables: Vector images of a few logos or components of the same logo.
  5. IASNR will have 100% rights to the logo. For example, IASNR would not have to state “logo designed by XXX”
  6. Expected costs: minimum of $500 to maximum of $5000
  7. Timeline: Deadline for submission of proposals is September 1, 2022. Deliverables expected by December 15, 2022.

Any questions about this RFP direct to Bill Stewart at [email protected]. Submit proposal to [email protected]