Thanks for taking a look at our bid!
The company name is derived from lapis lazuli, a semi-precious blue stone (see photo for example). Blue should be the primary color. There are different shades of blue in lapis lazuli, so we're open to any of the shades of blue with a preference for darker shades. We're doing our work internationally, so prefer a logo that will be transferable in different cultural and linguistic contexts. Would prefer no words on the logo so it's easier to use outside English-speaking countries.
Looking for a design which is clean, simple, and professional. Logo will be used with a number of different clients, ranging from governments and international development banks to small fish farms in low income countries.
We are working across a few different ocean sectors (fisheries, aquaculture, shipping, etc), so no need to incorporate any of those in the logo. Something which evokes the ocean is a plus but design could be completely minimalist (like Nike) too.