by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael
Hello CDSS friends and family!
The CDSS Fall newsletter is arriving in your mailboxes now. In the newsletter, in our annual report and other places online, and in our store you’ve begun to see our new logo!
Here is the short version, with our initials; the full name version is shown in the photo below.
This logo was created by input from staff feedback, first initiated by our interim executive director, Marie Dalton-Meyer, and a brainstorming session, facilitated by Lisa Sieverts, with the CDSS Board at the Annual Meeting in April. We took images of movement, hands connecting, community, fiddleheads, G clef and C clef to showcase the letters C-D-S-S and our full name.
Our work at CDSS supports the work of those who are the dancers, musicians, singers and organizers. I wanted to make sure the logo reflected that, so the image of reaching out to take someone by the hand was an important concept. We took these ideas to consultant Lisa Sihvonen-Binder to help craft the initial look of the logo, and then we went to Andrews Associates to create its brand image that we can use on letterhead, e-communications, store items, etc. And this is how our logo came to be.
Check out our new store items! I am a huge fan of our new water bottle…which has come in handy for us when our air conditioning went out and the office was HOT! The weather is a little cooler now, we have fans, but we’re hydrating using our super cool (pun intended) water bottles. With the fall dance season upon us what a better way to stay hydrated?
Be well, Rima:)