Would be great to have a clean, simple elegant logo with a combination of a couple of iOS icons (these can possibly add some more color to the logo) and a Web 2.0 type cloud. We are a young, energetic company, and would like to convey that through the logo. It is NOT absolutely necessary for the tagline "Technology in the Cloud" to be included within the logo, and should only be included if it does not detract from the aesthetic look of the logo as a whole (Would be nice though if it can be). The name is Searle Consulting, but the same applies for the word "Consulting". It could be left off, if it doesn't work. We could possibly ask for it to be added or removed after the first review of the logo produced. The name Searle needs to be prominent though. I have attached 3 files of the logos I have previously marked as favorites, and they could be used as some inspiration. See the "Logos app Icons.JPG" for the icons portion of the logo. A combination of that kinda thing, and a cloud of some sorts would be great. We don't want an exact copy of any of these, but a combination of some of the ideas. The text for the word "Searle" should look modern and have a web 2.0 feel to it. These ideas and images are just for inspiration. We would like to be surprised by what you come up with, after looking at these samples. We encourage you to add your own creativity to the mix. Looking forward to your creative minds producing something great for us! If any clarity is needed, please just ask.
NEW ADDITION: I have just uploaded a new file to the brief (Called "FONTS.jpg"). It shows the kind of fonts that we like on the left. Feel free to play with a couple of dual tone letters as well, as in some of those examples (obviously fitting in with the color of the logo). The big logo on the right in the image is how I would like to see the text layout: "Searle" on top (where "Xenia" is in that example), "Consulting" below (where "Corporate Services" is in that example), and our logo at the top, or on the left of the text (Preferable an example of both layouts).