I designed the foundation of the FC Cincinnati identity. I designed the lion and attempted to make the shape work equally well in color or in white. That turned out to be quite a hard challenge, but I’m happy with the result. During the process of drawing the lion I came up with the design concept of the “soccer ball crown”. In my opinion a very strong logo, especially in its basic form. Later my designs were altered and incorporated together by others (e.g. wings were added to the lion instead of the tail, a crest was introduced, etc).
On this page you’ll see my original designs, the way I intended them.