A buddy of mine runs an “apiary,” which, as it turns out, is not some type of sanctuary for great apes.

Bad jokes aside, I volunteered to mock up some logo ideas for my pal’s new endeavor, which he’s calling Weston Bees.

His only requests going into the design process: 1) He wanted the logo to be circular, and 2) He wanted it to include an image of a skep, which is a beehive made from straw or wicker.

Three rounds laters, I have a pretty solid logo concept. Here’s how it evolved:

Round 1



Round 2


Round 3