10/31 - UPDATE: see below and note that we have plenty of "abstract" swooshes and lines to consider. We have plenty of stylized Es to consider. We are really hoping for some fresh, original take on the business concept. Please no hands, trees, arrows, etc. This has all been done by others.
10/28 - Looking for upscale, artistic take on the concept. Unless it's an inspired take on an old idea, want to stay away from things that are over-done in this space: people, hands, trees, lightbulbs, arrows, boxes, etc. We love logos where idea/concept is integrated into the logo (see design examples), or where abstract image is beautifully artistic and inspiring; winner will bring a blend of intelligent design and inspiration. Preference is for sharp, smart, clean logo OR something artistic, soft and inviting (must clearly be one or the other); liking logos with artistic/colorful palettes.
There will be additional work to follow. Educe is a new business business, growing fast and will have ongoing needs beyond brand development. We are fanatical about our brand presence, and design integration; we are developing events, programs, collateral, videos, etc. Branding will be one of our service offerings, so a high probability of additional work for clients beyond our business. Attaching logos I pulled from web I like.