Minimalistic, savvy, scalable incorporating the bug of the logo and the hashtag #corbantalks.
We need an image theme which will be used on audio podcasts to represent the content of the audio file. On SoundCloud, iTunes, and our WordPress site it will be square. On Youtube it will be reformatted to be horizontal.
We will be applying the design to SoundCloud and then leverage the design onto our other channels. Here's the example of what we have right now.
We will be replacing each square image, which right now is a headshot of the author, with the new design that is created. We do not want to use any photos in the design nor any physical representation of the speaker. It needs to be a very simple design with text and imagery if it works. It can be fashioned after the minimalistic nature of TED Talks or qideas.org. It needs to read the speakers name, their title, the title of the speech, date, hashtag, logo mark.
Examples of clean and simple design approaches we like are shown in the attachments section.