We are a husband (Mexican) and wife (English) team who work as Cruise Directors onboard a high-class scuba diving liveaboard in Indonesia. Our job brings us into contact with high-end salary consumers. We are right now developing a website to enable our liveaboard guests to buy prints of our photos. Also scuba diving magazines may access our website in order to find photos for articles.
We would like a logo that can be used with the name Our Ocean Images and Our Ocean Travel. Right now we are launching a website under our own names but our company name is Our Ocean Images. We own the domain for Our Ocean Travel and it could be in the future that we offer a booking service for scuba diving holidays.
The websites are jerryarriaga.com and debbiearriaga.com (not online yet). Our names will be in the centre of each web page with Our Ocean Images written underneath in a smaller font. The file I have attached is a screenshot of the mock-up of the website so you can see the colours. The logo will go on the left side of the screen at the top next to the name title. So the logo doesn’t necessarily need the name of the company incorporated or written underneath. In fact we are rather looking for a strong pictorial mark. Although we are willing to look at logos made out of our company name.
Our website background is a mottled, kind of like marble, dark blue colour. So the logo will have to stand out from a dark colour or have a light coloured background. However, it won’t necessarily always be used on a dark background.
We have some ideas in our heads – a camera lens with waves inside? Or the same idea but also with a boat inside to incorporate any future business using Our Ocean Travel. But we don’t want the logo to be too fussy, it should be simple and easily recognized. Something we can build a brand around.
Future projects that will also need the logo will include a published book of our photos and printed postcards.
All the different designs coming in have given us more ideas for the logo. We have added to our design brief two files - 'camera shape' and 'camera shape 2'. We would like to see if you can come up with something which can use these camera shapes as a main shape or outline.
'Camera shape' - can you design a camera shape like this and in the end of the lens put waves/boat/fish.
Camera shape 2 - can you design a camera shape like this with bubbles coming out of the end of the lens at the top and the final bigger bubble with something inside?
Maybe this is too complicated? We will be interested if you can do something with this idea...