Sheri, the business owner, drew the sketch below to exhibit what she is looking for in a logo. We would like to see something like this sketch designed to look nice and professional for the intended audience. I (Sheri's associate [and a major decision maker as far as the winner is concerned]) am interested in seeing some designs that exhibit Sheri herself as a character in the logo. Her picture is below. She is a sweet, small, wonderful, and lovable person who everyone loves when they come to her restaurant. I believe she is a very brand-able person. The logo will be used at Sheri's restaurant which is a bar and grill with a very good menu of many different options that include burgers, seafood, wings, and mexican. The logo will also be used on bottles of salsa that we will be starting to bottle and sell. The logo should be able to have a vector and bitmap format. Lets do this!
Update (3/13/2014 @ 4:40 PM): Here is the consensus so far on the contest: We like the jalapeno and the layout of design #40 a lot, and we like the character from design #87 a lot. We would like to see the happy/proud glowing expression of Sheri's face on design #76, but her face needs to look more design #87. It would be nice if we could see some designs that combine the look of #40 and #87 with a happier look on Sheri's face. Hope this helps. And thank you very much everyone.
Update (3/13/2014 @ 10:37 PM): I added 7 more pictures of Sheri to help everyone see what she looks like for the character. The recent submissions do not look much like Sheri so hopefully these pictures will help. Thank you everyone.
Update(3/15/2014@ 12:15 AM): Sheri and the group decided that her smile needs to be an open mouth or teeth showing smile for her to seem more friendly and approachable. Thank you!
Update (3/15/2014 @ 2:11 PM): I (Tom) like the expression on Sheri's face in design #153 the best; I think it looks charming. We also like the layouts of design #153 and design #147 the best.
***However*** Even though I like the look of Sheri's face in design #153 Sheri does not think the look on her face represents her personality very well. She is a very lovable, approachable, happy person who has a big smile (these are my [Tom's] words). I do not know how to show Sheri smiling in the design while also keeping the design very modern and professional looking, but it is what she is looking for. Thank you everyone.