The two attached files are mock-ups of the basic design that the logo will need to fit into. The size and placement of various elements on these pages are not at all set in stone, but the colours more or less are.
I'm looking for a logo with some flair, something that I could not create on my own. I don't at all consider myself a very experienced graphic designer, but even I can put some effects on a text layer in Photoshop. :P I'm hoping for something more than this.
I currently envision a logo with some colour to it that grabs a bit of attention and conveys professionalism, simplicity, stability, but a little playfulness wouldn't be out of place either. The idea of an original cartoon mascot, something in the style of the GitHub Octocat (http://octodex.github.com/) or the Reddit alien has crossed my mind, but designs do not necessarily have to include a character.
Assuming the logo contains colour, it would also need to work in monochrome (light on dark/dark on light) and grey scale. Having said all this, I'm very open to being surprised, blue sky and all that.
A user can upload a music file, an image, a video, literally any type of digital file to Filelike. The design I end up choosing will most likely need to bear this in mind.
I will require that all original design files be provided by the winning designer.
If there is anything I can do to clarify my brief and make things easier for you, please don't hesitate to let me know.