We are a small business based in the Highlands of Scotland & have been in business for 5 years trading under the banner of Aviemore Business Solutions - a bit of a mouthful & its time for a change. We have done web design, web build, SEO, Internet marketing, business solutions, the list goes on but we have decided to focus on the SEO & Internet marketing side now & are looking to set up a new website. We have purchased http://www.crystalseo.co.uk but currently work under http://www.aviemorebusiness.co.uk. We are not designers, we both have very different views on what we like so we have come to a stalemate & this is where you come in.
As I have said, we are a small business, but that doenst mean our ideas are small, we are passionate about our work & providing the customer with a quality service & we have been very good at this as our client list is predominantly made up of word of mouth referals, however, with this new focus to the business we need something new & vibrant to take us to the next level.
We are predominately targeting other small to medium businesses who provide web design, web building & small amounts of SEO. We will be providing a service to them that they can either brand as their own or we can do on their behalf.
Whilst we are targeting similar companies we will always still sell to the 'end user' although this is not so common as most of the time they dont see the value of search engine optimisation whereas other companies can sell our services as part of their package.
So what do we want? Not necessarily a logo as such.
- We like the idea of using the actual words crystalSEO
- think the SEO does have to be in capitals although it can be separated from the first word, possibly placed under in a smaller font?
- like a 'star' or 'twinkle' (must be tasteful!) to signify the crystal element either at the end or at the beginning although are open to suggestions.
As I have said, we have come to a stalemate on this & are interested to see any & all designs. We do not have a colour scheme so please feel free to use your imagination. However, we dont like clip art, we dont want a cartoon, it needs to look classy & neat. The new website will incorporate the 'style' of whatever you create so corporate thinking is good.
At the end of the process we will require:
- a layered Adobe Illustrator file or layered photoshop file with transparent background
- a high resolution file size
- a colour copy, inverted colour copy and a black&white copy of the file
We will be very involved during the process & are happy to give feedback although please be aware we are in the UK & we do sleep even if we are self employed.