2/10 : AVOID ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY RELATED TO CHEMISTRY.
I'm looking for a clean, cool, clear, confident, and professional vector graphic logo design.
Slightly playful & fun is an option. Simple or Zen-like designs are a plus too.
I own another company http://www.FirewallConsultants.com which has a logo I like (bad web page though). Important: the logo you create can be wildly different from the one on that page so don't get stuck on anything from that design. I like it because it works really well in print more than anything.
I need the logo in native Vector format. Preferably .ai or .eps or .svg. Do not convert a raster graphic to a vector format this will not scale appropriately for large print jobs and will cause problems when I use them in other vector diagrams and blueprints.
I need a version of the logo to look good on a white background, a grey background, and a black background. Sometimes this requires small color changes or outlines.
I need the base logo and also a (square or circle) icon logo for things like iPhone apps which may or may not be a part of the main logo. If you look at http://www.firewallconsultants.com you can see the icon to the left which is what I use for that purpose. That said these two can be totally different as long as they have a good look & feel.
Note: The icon logo doesn’t have to be the same as the main logo or even part of it so don’t let that seem like a restriction.
I’d like to know the name of any font used (when delivering the documents at the end). You can use any font in the world I really don’t care where it comes from at all I just need to know the font name, and optionally where I can buy it, in case I want to make matching looking stuff down the road.
I tend to avoid militaristic looking designs. I'm looking more for an image that conveys and on honest and helpful professional that wants to have a healthy relationship with my clients.
My first attempt at this is on the current website but I am SO not a designer... That's why I'm hiring you B-)
I am also not in a rush and can extend the time if you need me to.
2/9 update : Avoid any use of the colors Orange and Red as they have a very negative connotation to some people in security (These are the colors we use when things go horribly wrong).