I build online communities - existing sites include JustChat.co.uk and FemaleForum.com. I also blog about online community building at CommunitySpark.com.
I have held a number of successful contests, site purchases and site sales on SitePoint/99designs. I am honest and professional and want to work with people who hold the same values.
Insomnia Land will be an online community/social network for insomniacs. The community will be a place for those with sleep problems to gather in order to seek support and find new friends.
The community will be open to those who suffer from chronic insomnia, as well as those who only struggle to sleep on the odd occasion. Think of it as more of a site for meeting and chatting with people who know what you're going through rather than a site offering medical advice. Friendship, fun and support are the keywords here.
Insomnia Land will be open to everyone over the age of 16. Insomnia can affect anyone, at any time - this community will be targeting those looking for help and support, and a friendly chat at odd hours of the night!
Insomnia can be stressful - this site needs to be a little light-hearted but respectful and professional at the same time.
As the site is brand new, I have no pre-conceived notion of how I want to logo to look. Consider that you have full artistic freedom from the start on this one - as designs are submitted, I will offer timely detailed and constructive feedback.
Please don't submit 'generic' logo designs that could work with any number of websites. I need something absolutely unique; something that looks like it was designed specifically for Insomnia Land.
The ideal logo will convey the site's purpose and message. I want the logo to appear friendly, approachable and professional.
Now a few entries have come in, let me make a few suggestions.
1) Keep away from the human eyeball. All the entries submitted using an eyeball up to now have freaked me out somewhat. It also makes the logo look like something that belongs to a security or surveillance firm. That, or an alternative 'Big Brother' show.
2) Please think fun and personality - not drab, generic and bland.
3) If you look at your logo and think it could work for another type of site, then it's not really the logo I am looking for.
4) Colours - think soft, soothing, light hearted. Maybe pastel colours. Maybe some soft, pastel blues and greens.
5) What do you associate with insomnia? For me, it's counting sheep (or sheep in general), owls, the moon, candles. I wonder if you can work any of these into a logo?