People often ask us what the Noble Impact logo means — sure, the “N” for Noble Impact makes sense, but why the circle, triangle, and square? In the early days of Noble, we were very intentional with the design, in fact. But we’ve never actually explained those intentions. So, now we’re fixing that!
We recently worked with Noble Impact 301 scholar Brandon Wilburn, a senior at eStem High School by day and a freelance graphic designer by night, to visualize the logo’s elements and meaning.
Breaking Down the Logo
The Noble Impact logo was originally conceived by Co-founder and Director of Curriculum Chad Williamson, who currently facilitates Noble Impact high school courses at eStem Public Charter Schools. Each element — the circle, triangle, and square — stands for an individual component of the Noble Impact curriculum: The Individual, the Team, and the Community. Combine them, and you’ve got Noble Impact.
Wilburn, a Noble Impact scholar himself, collaborated with our team to design the above graphic that explains each element of the logo. He also commented on what the logo means to him as a student who has experienced the program:
“The Noble Impact logo means much more to me than a couple of geometric figures. While working on this project the connection between our purpose-driven environment and our logo began to unravel. The three aspects of Noble Impact: the Individual, the Team, and the Community are elements that I have been exposed to that have helped me discover myself as a person as well as the world around me. These notions are the facets that make up the gem that is Noble Impact and I, one of many Impactivists, am glad to have this logo be ours.”
There was a time when we were considering redesigning our logo, since it’s quite intricate and reminds some people of masonic imagery. But, as we looked for other concepts and ideas and spoke with Noble Impact scholars, we realized that this logo is deeply connected with what we do and couldn’t be replaced. Now, we’ve got this descriptive graphic that explains exactly why we and the scholars love it so much.
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