We are a new, small engineering R&D consulting firm offering services in the areas of biometrics (mainly face recognition, but other areas as well), signal processing, surveillance and security. Our consultants are world-class, established names in the research community (coming mainly form academia) with expertise in designing cutting edge algorithms.
Our clients may be high-tech firms looking for expertise to solve a specific problem in the areas of biometrics, signal processing, surveillance and security. Or, they may be firms or government agencies in unrelated fields that require advice on matters in our areas of expertise.
We need a logo that is to be used primarily on business cards and on our website. Many of our consultants have established careers with other institutions (e.g., universities), so when they use our business card with our logo, they will be making a bold statement that they are representing our organization as a world-class expert.
As we are a new firm, we are completely brandless. The signal processing aspect is common across most of our areas of business and may be used as a theme in the logo (see the IEEE Signal Processing Society logo as an example - incorporating a graphic of a continuous and discrete signal - but it should in no way appear to be derived from the IEEE SPS logo). The design may also play on the theme of face recognition, but note that that is not our only area of business.
The look should be high-tech, modern, clean, sleek, and slick. But it should also reflect the fact that our consultants are established and well-known.
The logo may be full color (e.g., gradients, web 2.0 feel), but there should be version(s) for 1 or 2 color press.
The files need to be AI or EPS format vector. 1 or 2 colour and B/W versions must be included.