Hi! This is Megan, with a little op-ed entry for the Rolling Rook Studio blog.
Let me start by saying that I’m pretty picky, ethically about what I do as a professional with Rolling Rook Studio. It’s pretty simple, really. I won’t do any project that I feel has the possibility of causing drastic physical or emotional harm to humans, animals or the environment. That said, sure, I’d do a logo for a bar, a cupcake bakery or a delivery service, but I wouldn’t do a logo for a company whose business I feel exploits humans, animals or the environment. I’ve done logos for natural soaps, dog walkers and cleaner fuels, though.
You can call it watching out for my Karma, some sort of tree hugging, or even bleeding-heart liberalism. That’s okay, it’s my conscious that’s at stake, not yours, and I’m down with that.
I know the world has changed a lot in my.. mmmm…. many, many years on this planet and that recently things seem to be more hateful, racist, bigoted, sexist, discriminatory, etc., but I vow to do my best not to get sucked down into that abyss of hatred.
Starting today, we added 3 new graphics to the “Contact Us” page.
The first states that Rolling Rook Studio is a Woman Owned Business, which we are, but not certified as such (we’re not that big). The second states that we’re LGBTQ+ friendly and that we don’t care who you love as long as you love yourself, first. The third is a graphic meaning that we welcome all people no matter where they’re from, what their native language is, or the color of their skin.
We strive to treat all living things with decency and respect and hope that you will too!
Principal Illustrator & Graphic Designer
Rolling Rook Studio