During my first year of my college course (IT Level 3 Diploma), we were tasked with creating a shield logo from scratch. To do so, we were able to some basic Adobe Illustrator tutorials. With these, we were able to make use of text warping functions, symbols, path editing and custom gradients to produce a vector graphic.
This design is the final version that I chose to use and acted as a part of my assignment. Additionally, this was then combined with multiple reports and other images that were created from scratch.