So we came up with a cool sounding name, after much back and forth, registered the domain and then ran into a brick wall with the design. Obvious stuff were beware of falling rock street signs, but we weren't in love with our own ideas. Can you help our new hosting business get off the ground with a winning logo? If so, we really need your help!
We are starting a new hosting company in Austin, Texas, focusing primairly on network and application security as a core business practice. We're good and hacking and breaking into companies - really really good at it - so why not secure them instead? We happen to be extraordinarilly good with computers and networking, but design elludes everyone on staff, apparently. Not that my staff doesn't have opinions, it's just that their opinions on design give me a migraine. The logo is key to our business, which is why we've turned down every suggestion that's come our way internally. None of the ideas stood on their own well enough. My business partner came up with some god aweful idea about a rock falling down a hill and squishing a stick figure - at least that's how he drew it on my whiteboard. He has since been permanantly veto'd from the voting process entirely, given his obvious lack of talent/taste. While I have a better concept of design, I know I am far far from a designer myself. That's why I'm here. Please help!
- Okay, here it is. We need a high quality professional graphic. Weprefer logos to be in black and white, or at minimum convert well togray scale to cut down on costs to produce the logo on schwag internally.
- Remember,this logo is going to be printed on doors, pens, checks, letterhead,etc... so making it scale nicely, reproduce cheaply (not too manycolors), and making it recognizable is key. It should scale from very very small (side of a pen) all the way to a 5' graphic if necessary.
- The company name is falling rock networks. It can include "FallingRock Networks" "Falling Rock" or neither of those in the graphic, ifthe graphic is iconic and stands on it's own well enough. We don't really care somuch about it containing the name, since admittedly it's a long name tofit into a logo. So for inspiration think networks, computers, technology, security, etc... but don't limit yourself to any of that unnecessarily. So what say you? You want to help us out?
- Once the contest is complete, we would prefer if the logo was sent to us in an un-flatted photoshop format so we can muck with them if necessary long after you've spent your loot on whatever your vice of choice happens to be. For the contest website though .gif .png or .jpg are fine.
- Do not submit stick figures being squished by rocks. While my business partner will find that amusing, like I said, he's not part of the voting process.