See links below for references/inspiration
We are catering to parents rather than babies, and as such are envisioning a logo/branding for The Seattle Baby Company as sophisticated/vintage rather than juvenile. The branding should be along the same lines as that for a local coffee shop, a microbrewery, or any brand with a vintage/classic feel.
Specifically and for example, see the Brooklyn Brewery or State Park logos here for inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/joshua4272/logos/
We are like many of the designs that can be found here (https://99designs.com/discover?tags=vintage), specifically the Oakland Photography Co, Backyard Scratch, Copper Kettle Bakery, Beard & Comb, and more...
The design will be used on a website, in marketing, and on labels for the items mentioned above (e.g., clothing, stroller accessories). So would prefer a square/circle (vs. a rectangle/odd shape) or at least show how the logo would fit into a square image.
Also, ideally is 2 colors max and the logo will work just as well as colors vary (e.g., can be red/white, green/white, and blue/white). We'd prefer muted colors (e.g., prefer orange-brown to bright orange).
For child-themed imagery, please avoid too on-the-nose imagery (e.g., baby, bottle, etc) given this logo will used across multiple product lines.
For Seattle-themed imagery, we'd prefer something more "Pacific Northwest themed" (outdoors, mountains, evergreens) vs. the Space Needle (although we are open to something unique w/ the Space Needle, where it's very subtle)
Winning designer will ideally work with us on ongoing basis for future projects/product designs
Please reach out with any questions/guidance and we promise a quick response. Thank you to all for your time and creative investment.