We need a logo for our employment website.
The company is called Connect – basically, it’s an employment website for expatriate westerners who live in Asia. We connect the right people with the right jobs, hence the name.
We also help out local expat organisations, and are a hub for westerners living abroad.
We are a young, fun company, looking for something that will stand out from the rest. It can be quirky, and we’re trying to steer clear of being too corporate or "futuristic" looking.
We would like to incorporate the name into the logo, with or without an icon. We would prefer a sans serif font. We don’t want a web address incorporated into it. We would prefer lower case text, either "Connect" or "connect". HOWEVER: These are loose guidelines. Don't be afraid to think outside the square - if you do, you have a much better chance of winning.
We’re looking for something simple, powerful, and clever. Here are some that we really like:
What we don’t want is anything boring or obvious. No briefcase icons please!
EDIT: Many of the designs we've seen are trying to make the logo look "high tech" and futuristic. That's not the idea we're trying to convey - the whole idea of the name "connect" is we're connecting people with jobs, and connecting community organisations to the right people. Please keep this in mind, as we are eliminating the high tech/futuristic looking logos.
EDIT 2: We have re-started the competition and upped the prize money from bronze to silver. There's nothing that we love yet and want to see some more creativity. We are seeing a lot of very similar designs - don't be afraid to think outside the box.