I would very much like for the design to work on a white background primarily, but also a black background, and preferably also blue background.
The logo should show:
'Bubbling with creativity' (not literal bubbles, but the energy and inspiration associated with a creative moment).
The logo should also perhaps abstractly show progression, a journey, growth, improvement etc...
It should show a rejection of the boring, mundane elements of design, and an affinity with the more creative freedoms/licenses afford to creative people.
It should definitely be very modern/clean, yet creative. For example, it can show an abstract, creative form, but this should be done in the 'vector/vexel' style, clean lines, no grungy/messy edges.
Please see attached logoinspiration.jpg file for examples of what I like
The logo MUST have the logo icon positioned to the left of the text
Preferred to use lowercase text for the logo text
*** IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ALL POTENTIAL ENTRANTS***:
I haven't found any logo that's close to what we're looking for yet.
To help final entrants, here's a comprehensive list of logos I like and feel are a relevant style. I've given careful feedback for what appeals about each:
Very clean, sleek illustration with great use of colors
The logo icon is elegant, yet professional.
The font choice is professional yet friendly, just the type of thing we're going for. I also prefer a bolder font like this.
Some nice gradients and vexel style depth on the logo icon
Good use of the rainbow color palette
Something a bit different in terms of the logo icon. I like how the shapes are almost like splashes of paint.
The icon part of this logo is great stylistically. For our brief it doesn't really capture the 'bubbling with creativity' part so well, or show the creative's journey/improvement. Nice visually though.
I hope this helps!