Over the years I’ve made a number of illustrations for my lab, and recently got the opportunity to make one for another lab, so I thought I’d take advantage of the opportunity to show off some silly microbial lab doodles!
First, my two favourite PIs, who have on occasion been known to get a bit soaked. My boss is the bald one ;) I made this image just for fun, but luckily he’s in on the joke and ended up requesting the use of his little portrait for semi-official purposes!
Later, I ended up making him a more professional design from his initials. It’s modeled after one of the bacteria we study, Pseudomonas syringae.
He eventually requested a proper traditional crest for the lab. It includes all the most important components of our lab culture and field of study, as well as our motto, badly translated (by Google, naturally) into Latin.
I also re-designed the logo for our genome centre, which badly needed an update after 10 years in service.
All of which brings us to today, and my most recent adventure in lab logo work! Dr. David Baltrus at the University of Arizona requested a western theme, and all the major components here are his delightful suggestions. I take credit only for bringing his ideas to life :)