Please read all of the following. I am very precise with my needs. While it will take a moment to read this, it will become much more clear what I am looking for.
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Our slogan is "Guiding the Way"
I love the idea of a Sherpa as a logo. We see ourselves as a company that helps corporate law departments and law firms get to where they want to be. We do the heavy lifting of informing them of trends, relevant vendors, and then facilitating meetings between the clients and vendors. But we stay in the background and let the clients make informed decisions.
Maybe there is something that better exhibits our goals than a Sherpa. I have dismissed sea captain and trail blazer as inferior to a Sherpa, but I am open to better ideas.
Also, if you are going to incorporate a Sherpa, please be racially sensitive.
How to integrate the name of the company and the artwork I will leave up to you. I also want to see whether you think I should just have "e3" or "e3 Discovery Consultants" or "Guiding the Way" (or some combination that works best).
This logo will be integral to the yet to be designed website (that will be the next contest) and will be the twitter image as well. FYI the place holder webpage can be found at: http://www.e3DiscoveryConsultants.com if you want more info on the company.
I am going to need the logo in an .eps file. This is required. Also, there will need to be 3 versions:
1) full color (the main logo)
2)one black and white
3) one for dark backgrounds.
Finally, I want the logo to beautiful, simple, memorable and instantly recognizable. Generic, non-sensical ideas will be eliminated quickly.
I promise to give extensive feedback, and will guarantee the $ as soon as I am convinced I am getting high-quality efforts. Also, there will be a contest to design the website and the best logo designers will be looked at very seriously if they choose to enter that contest as well.