We'd like a logo that has a clean, enterprise-level look while maintaining a sense of energy. We would like it to represent these ideas:
- "ring" - the association is called a "ring" since it brings together professionals in the same sector where all are at equal standing, regardless of the company represented. We like the idea of incorporating elements in a ring/round table... can tie in with the world of search engines, cogs or spiders often used in this sector.
- "florence" - our activities are closely tied to our location, so we'd like to see the logo either incorporate the word "FLORENCE" (can be smaller size in comparison to "SEO ring") OR the symbol of Florence (red lily on white background - you can see example here: http://www.comune.fi.it - it doesn't need to be detailed, can be a stylized version)
- no preference as to colors but we might specify a color palette later on
- motto doesn't need to be included
- logo must be delivered both in CMYK in .AI format for print use & as layered RGB .PSD format for web use.
- please make sure there is no intellectual property infringement, including in font usage (let us know if we need to buy the font)
We found a contest that has some proposals we like: http://99designs.com/contests/30063
We liked #70 , #168 , #169 and #183 but feel free to offer your take!
Look forward to your entries!