Design Feature: City of Fort Wayne Logos

We Imagine What a New Fort Wayne Logo Might Look Like

My family moved to Fort Wayne in the late 1980s (when I write it that way, it seems like it may as well be the 1880s.) When we moved to the city, it looked nothing like it does now. If you’ve never been to Fort Wayne, I think you would be surprised to see the culture and vibe that is growing each day. If you haven’t visited in awhile, you will be shocked (in a good way) at what has transpired since you left.

City of Fort Wayne Logo Examples

There’s a growing movement in Fort Wayne to really make our city standout. In fact, the city was recently named Indiana’s best place to live by Business Insider. Various land developments are happening downtown, our rivers are being used more, and local eateries are really giving national restaurants a run for their money. Given all of the changes in the last 10 to 20 years, I thought it might be fun to see what a refreshed logo could look like. (Full disclosure: This work was done on our own and not upon request from or behalf of the City.)

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The city of Fort Wayne was incorporated February 22, 1840, which is why it is our February design feature. The city was named after General Anthony Wayne and began as a frontier outpost. If you want to read more about Fort Wayne, click here.

City of Fort Wayne Logo Examples

This month’s design feature comes from creative director Catherine Wood. Catherine has worked with Britton for a little over a decade. Previously, she lived in Dallas, Milwaukee, Cincinnati (on a house boat!), Chicago, and Atlanta. She says, “The city of Fort Wayne has really changed. It has an ’up and coming’ vibe to it now.” Her favorite things about Fort Wayne are Parkview Field, Embassy Theater, and the small-city feel.

City of Fort Wayne Logo Examples

Catherine lives in the most amazing house downtown. She has spent a lot of time and care renovating it, and the place is just gorgeous. She lives in the Williams Woodland Park neighborhood, which is full of stately old homes and loads of pride. They have an annual holiday home tour, Valentine’s Day dance, ice cream socials, and even a fishing derby.

City of Fort Wayne Logo Examples

Catherine appreciates the opportunity to make an impact: “I can get more involved and actually make a difference. I know my neighbors, almost all 150 of them. Where else could something like that happen?”

City of Fort Wayne Logo Examples

I love how Catherine drew inspiration from how the city is ever-evolving and the three rivers (St. Mary’s, St. Joseph, and Maumee), which are playing an ever increasing role in the development. She also included some new sayings that speak to what this town of almost 265k people can do. To read more about how this city is evolving and growing, check out VisitFortWayne.com or check out how the region of Northeast Indiana is on the move

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Meghan Britton-Gross

Meghan Britton-Gross

Hi, I’m Meghan. You know what I love besides my handsome husband and two adorable girls? A great book, a comfy chair, and a cup of tea I’ll never drink (just to hold because it feels cozy).

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