Sirius Science

logo design


Sirius Science provides the only fully mobile 3D space shows in Ireland. Their target market is schools, community groups, and festivals and they can cater for up to 225 people per show.

I was approached by Susan Heaney, one of the directors of Sirius Science to create a logo design for their new company. Luckily they were in a unique position of not having any direct competition.

We identified that the target market would be a mixture of teachers of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), students aged 8+, careers advisers, festival programmers, community group coordinators & space geeks! Hence the style of the logo needed to be friendly, playful, and of course unique.

Susan did supply a basic logo idea that consisted of a dog looking up into the sky at the Sirius constellation. This is more commonly known as the Dog Star. As a result this was the basis for one of my designs and ended up being the preferred idea.

Colour inspiration and exploration

sirius colour concept 1

The final logo design

Having used Susan’s initial steer towards using a dog emblem, this idea seemed most appropriate. I hand-drew the dog and at the last minute added the space helmet to give the design more character and context.

The colour palette was based upon a star constellation image that I came across while in research mode. The deep purples and blues seemed to work really well, and provided a more confident, established feel to the brand.

sirius logo versions
colour palettes new
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sirius Business Card
Sirius Science