I value clean minimalist design. I have always been partial to black/white/grayscale but I've been trying to branch out and use color more. On the color spectrum I seem to be drawn to more desaturated earth tones.
The winning logo design will incorporate some element of trading and science. Using the name Trade Science is ok as well as the letters T and S. However, a graphical nature to the logo is desired.
The logo will primarily be used on the web. However, it should be acceptable for use in print and merchandise. Vector based.
Trading as in the stock market. Science as in "blinded by" and MythBusters.
Google "stock market candle charts" for examples of a stock chart.
The ideal logo will have a creative iconic image that stands on its own as well as with the words Trade Science.
Some words and phrases to peak your creativity:
* stock chart
* zig zag
* bulls and bears
* lab beaker
* atomic symbol
* periodic table of elements
Things I like:
* black/white and desaturated earth tones
Things I do not like:
* the overly obvious