Yes and No; Please see the "Is there anything else you'd like to communicate..." prompt
No more magnifying glasses please!
I have learned I prefer a sans-serif font, generally speaking.
AMA (in English) stands for "Agriculture Monitoring in the Americas." In Spanish, "Agricultura Monitoreada en las Américas " and in Portuguese, "Agricultura Monitorada nas Américas." This is a multilingual COMMUNITY of Ministries of Agriculture, space agencies, universities, private companies, and other concerned with using satellite data to monitor agriculture in the Americas (which means, which crops are going where? Will we have enough food produced in this region this year? How is agricultural land use changing from year to year?). We work TOGETHER on research problems, on mapping, on doing training to improve capacity to use satellite data to monitor agriculture. Maps, satellites, crops are very important aspects of what we do, and should be implied or even explicit in the logo design. "Collaboration" "Coordination" "Development" "Whole greater than sum of its parts" are also words or phrases that describe the value proposition of the group.
Here is an existing logo for a related community. I like the inclusion of a map, and blue and green are nice colors. We have the freedom to be influenced by this or do our own thing.
For the slogan, I'd like 4 versions of the final logo:
1. Just the logo
2. Logo + English slogan: "Agricultural Monitoring in the Americas"
3. Logo + Spanish slogan: "Agricultura Monitoreada en las Américas"
4. Logo + Portuguese slogan: "Agricultura Monitorada nas Américas"
Lastly, I am looking to establish a relationship with a designer that could last longer... making Powerpoint templates, formatting flyers, etc.