I am an IT person at Jason's. We are a family restaurant serving healthy food. We've been around since 1976.
Our target audience is our own employees. These range from executives to restaurant managers. Most are low-tech and traditional.
I simply want our logo with the word "Gateway" on it. You can be as creative with it as you feel necessary.
Our old intranet was called the "Portal". We are moving to a new platform. We are calling it the "Gateway". Gateway is a nice word because it is also the name of the shopping center that is where our first store was opened (and continues to operate).
I've included several blank logos. I've also included our old Portal and iDeli.net logos.
The end result must be: 143 x 59 pixels
It must work on a variety of backgrounds (ideally using transparency).
It will mostly be used in the header of our intranet webpage.
Larger versions would be a bonus, but the end result must be clear and legible at 143 x 59.
Design ideas: Possibly making reference to the fact that Gateway is a reference to our first store--our heritage so to speak. Possibly include the year 1976. Maybe make it look a bit retro-ish to imply the heritage. Although, simple text next to the logo in a stylish and well-designed manner may be all that is required to be chosen for this.