Designlounge Projects

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Designing a logo identity and an outdoor signage system for an organization that is dedicated to investigating complex ecological interactions that govern the natural world.
For over 25 years, the scientists at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY have been investigating the complex connections that govern the natural world. It is based on the fact that the world is a changing place. Interactions among the air, water, soil, plants, and animals around us are changing in myriad ways that profoundly affect the environmental quality, human health, and economic activity. The ecosystem approach, used holistically to investigate these interactions, is the most powerful method for analyzing environmental change. Designlounge worked with the Cary Institute to design the logo identity and accompanying materials.

To understand ecosystems, it is necessary to study all elements (living creatures and the non-living physical factors of the environment) from all angles and perspectives. Historical and current data sets need to be compared to propose scientific solutions as well as for the complete image to come into view. The Cary Institute logo design expresses this dimensional thinking.

Design Services
Logo Identity, Stationery, Signage, Proposed Website
More Projects for Cary Institute

Outdoor Signage
Situated on nearly 2,000 acres in New York’s mid-Hudson Valley, the Cary Institute offers visitors a range of recreational and learning experiences. We worked with the Institute to develop an outdoor signed system to guide visitors to the main areas and specific points of interest. The signage system was created based on the overall brand identity guidelines.

Proposed Website
It is a complex natural world. It is the mission of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies to investigate the natural interactions and connections to be able to react to changes that affect the environment. Designlounge proposed to design the website with functionalities that would creatively visualize those complexities. View more website visuals. →