Think Lion or Panther cub; not a bear cub. Youthful, playful, and symmetrical. NOT too intense. Something simple that could go on a coffee mug. ART DECO would be a potential creative direction.
If you are doing an animal I am looking for a character with noticeable eyes (think Disney, or the Deadmau5 logo, or the Jungle Book). A backdrop of a full moon, or a tree, or a slight texture with leaves, or something jungle-oriented like that might be a cool design - but take full creative reign, those are just some ideas. As long os the animal character is removable from the backdrop (ex. the deadmau5 head, or Mickey's head).
If you are doing font as well, think the Avicii font and logo, and Madeon's logo.
I don't want there to be too much going on. It can certainly be colorful, as long as the colors are relatively adaptable (google "deadmau5 logos" for an idea of what I mean by adaptable).
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