From Josh: The beautiful crest featured on the website and business cards of the Joshua Carden Law Firm was designed from scratch by Jennifer Olmstead of Deleted Space Creative. A branding and web design genius, Jennifer is able to fit each piece of work to the personality and style of its user. In this particular design, each element has a specific meaning in "coat of arms" lore.
The "C" is for Carden (naturally). The pointy sign at the top of the crest is a "Pheon," which represents dexterity, nimble wit, and readiness for battle. The bay leaves represent "a victor's laurel" or "poet." The woven design in the middle of the C is a "Fret," which is the intersection of a Saltire (or St. Andrew's Cross, which stands for resolution) and a Mascle (the diamond, which stands for honesty and constancy). Together, they represent persuasion. The infinity symbols on the sides remind me of the abiding faith undergirding everything I do.
Oh, and I asked Jennifer about the symbolism of the dot cut into the back of the "C." Her answer: "Because it looks better that way." I do believe it does.
All in all, lots of symbolism and history, with a modern bent. I couldn't be more proud to display this elegant design in my daily business. I encourage you to check out Deleted Space Creative to see more of Jennifer's work. Click the link to the left and it will take you there.