Sensitive Locations,


Visual Identity

In 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a memorandum on “Enforcement Actions at or Focused on Sensitive Locations”. The memo describes ICE’s policy on immigration enforcement actions (such as arrests, interviews, searches, and surveillance operations) at “sensitive locations.”

The brand identity derived from solidarity amongst all people. The logomark is representative of people standing together, and also a building that in essence is labelled as a sensitive location. The solution came about by observing the “iti” in the word sensitive. To us, this looked like people in unison, and thus became the focal point of the identity system.

Logo Breakdown

To educate institutions on what Sensitive Locations are, information sessions were held by El Centro de la Raza.  We, then created posters for these sessions.

Brand Guidelines and Toolkit

To ensure brand consistency, a manual on how to use the logomark was created alongside the brand identity. The brand guidelines was later expanded into a toolkit for organizations were encouraged to use if they chose to adopt the Sensitive Locations symbol.  This would aid in ensuring brand consistency regardless of who used the identity.


When an organization declares itself to be a sensitive location, the option to display a banner with the logomark.  This ensures visibility by those seeking a sensitive location.