We are looking for a clean but catchy design. Our company focuses on jobs like those in the classifieds - short term temporary "gigs." Our target audience age is 16-35 of all education and genders for job seekers, but the logo should not be distracting for those wanting to post jobs to fill.
We are a community based company, focusing on local labor.
The logo absolutely should not feel so "professional" that it forgets to be fun, eye-catching, and exciting. Make it colorful, make it shiny, give it a modern feel - anything's game as long as the name is clearly legible and it isn't so busy that it's distracting. Think young, hip, stylish - think friendly, welcoming, caring.
1) experiment with "gig linker" and "giglinker" with and without spaces.
2) experiment with color palette - the suggestions above are not hard requirements.
3) We do not want "busy" designs with a lot of flourish or fireworks in the background.