I'm designing a logo which is somehow related to Talent. What symbols or colors can (or are good to) represent Talent?

By talent, I mean a natural ability to do something well. I already have something like a bean in my mind and I saw star, medals and young boys/girls symbols. I just want to know other symbols.

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    Prince is talented. And he likes purple. So my answer is: Purple.
    – DA01
    Jun 3 '14 at 6:21
  • Well the chinese sorted this a while ago. They have a pictogram for talent use that. Anyway if you think chineese is complicated youve hit the catch 13. Making a pictogram or horror a logogram for everything is a bit convoluted. Personally i like the way mayans solved this.
    – joojaa
    Jun 3 '14 at 8:53
  • @joojaa Can you help me to find symbols you mentioned? I didn't found them.
    – mrmowji
    Jun 5 '14 at 14:12
  • Thanks. Can you give an example of Blue Ribbon in such context?
    – mrmowji
    Jun 5 '14 at 14:35
  • Blue ribbon examples include awards won at art shows and farm fairs. See the wiki page link that I provided. Jun 5 '14 at 16:46

Talent > Victory > Winning > Medals > Stars > Rating > Multiple Stars Symbolizing a rating system. > Gold > Laurel Wreath > Olympic Games >

  • Thanks. So, you've made a connection between this items?
    – mrmowji
    Jun 5 '14 at 14:31

The greek goddess Athena, because she was born from Zeus's forehead – fully grown and armored.

  • Do you have anything to support this idea?
    – Ryan
    Jun 3 '14 at 3:20
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    This seems not only culturally dependant, but also associative thinking taken a little too far. If I actually managed to identify Athena in a tiny symbol (which is wildly unlikely), her scope is immense. She is the goddess of: wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.
    – benteh
    Jun 3 '14 at 8:57
  • Why the downvote? This a subjective question. Jun 3 '14 at 16:23
  • The downvote is likely because someone disagrees with your answer. It is indeed a subjective question, but users have the ability to judge whether or not your suggestion would be a good solution.
    – JohnB
    Jun 3 '14 at 21:08
  • Thanks, but as @RandomO'Reilly said, I think it's culturally dependant.
    – mrmowji
    Jun 5 '14 at 14:28

A quick google search on talent, returns light-bulb metaphors on their own or placed inside a silhouette of the human head. I haven't suggested a graduation cap in case it singled out users w/o further education qualifications.

However I think you wouldn't go far wrong if you used a star. Like Britain's got talent or more iconic, the Hollywood Stars.

  • Thanks for your answer. I think light-bulb would be more related to mind and ideas rather than talent. Actually I wanted to use a star, but I think that's been used too much. :)
    – mrmowji
    Jun 5 '14 at 14:15

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