It doesn't have to include the name IronRyan, but if it does the "I" and "R" need to be capitalized. If you want to incorporate the tag line, its : Define Yourself. Only use it if it helps though. Also, I like the copperplate font if you end up using a font but please don't feel restricted to it.
I like the idea of a simple image or symbol of some sort.
Using negative space would be great too.
Color scheme: Please refer to the website http://www.ironryan.com but a dark gray/ charcoal would be the main color. A darker shade of red as an accent color. Black and/or white can be used too if you'd like but that can be up to you!
Just some extras that hopefully help- I'm trying to convey professionalism, a hard work ethic, personable and knowledgable.
This is going to be used mainly on the website but eventually it will be printed on brochures, shirts and the like. So being able to print it on something tangible is important.
I look forward to working with you!