The U. S. Heraldic Registry is happy to assist you with creating an original heraldic design, taking your ideas and collaborating with you through multiple drafts to a finished product. The design process includes a series of "brainstorm thumbnails" based on your initial ideas. At the end of the iterative design process, which may take several weeks, you will receive a computer drawing of your heraldic design and a certificate of registration.
The Registry favors the customs of design found mainly in the German-Nordic heraldic tradition of burgher arms (i.e. arms of common citizens). This tradition, in contrast with post-medieval Gallo-British and Latin heraldry, places greater emphasizes on stylistic simplicity and eschews external ornamentation and symbols of nobility.
The Registry will:
To start this process, please complete the below form to help with first drafts. Do not aim for completeness; fill in only those items you think might be used symbolically in your coat of arms. This information is not stored online.