The sketches are what I've drawn and I would love to see them developed/evolved/progressed into graphic form with your own creativity added to them... but, with that said, I am open to some new ideas if you think of something totally different and amazing :)
Probably the number one word that will get me is "clever". In my sketches, I love how the tree is part of the D, that the slogan is before AND after the name, and it's showing life in the tree (the swing and birds) (ps.. the swinger should look like an adult, not a child). Plus I love all things wood... was thinking the 'fill in' color on the letters could be like a bark, which then goes up into the tree!!!!
Definetly am more attracted to script, organic, artist-like logos than vector/super graphic-y types. The example logos I showed represent that, but even more so! And to note on those as well, I am leaning to wards the more realistic tree, the purple one, than the whimsical ones. That's why I need you! To pull it all together!!!
I'm really excited to go through this process for a couple reasons:
I can't wait to get the started! This idea has been brewing and growing since Dec 2011, so I'm stoked to finally be moving forward with it!
Secondly, and more importantly, I really want to feel a connection with the designer. I love all people and all life and have a strong conviction that I am better than no one and no one is better than me. I quit my job 1.5 yrs ago and have been traveling the world ever since. I am quite possibly one of the most interesting people you'll ever meet and have business cards/website that need to be designed and built, marketing and advertising to be had, and a promo video that will all spurr from this, so would love to continue on with someone that understands where all this is coming from: my heart and soul, and who has a passion and wants the business to work as well as just this awesome to-be-very-soon logo!!! I see not only a lasting business relationship that could come from this, but a friendship!
Please feel free to check out my blog and explore and comment as much as you see fit! Im ALWAYS open for suggestions and positive criticism and feedback! Here's the link to the original idea, which has evolved radically, but you will get the idea!
Also, here's a video of me being SUPER excited!!!! And another video made for an audition tape. You'll know me VERY WELL after watching these two!
Cant WAIT to hear from you and work with you!!! Thank you so much in advance for anyone that submits a design! :)
-Becky Jo Fromm