I am looking to start a knitting and yarn boutique (initially online, but then a combination of brick & mortar/online). I am located in RI and the name of my company is Eneri Knits. Since I am on a limited budget, I'm looking to find a designer for a logo who can capture the peaceful feeling of comfort that can come from knitting, while also adding some artistic flair and expression of the various hand-dyed colors found in todays yarns. Once I open up a local shop, I would like to have an area for customers to sit, relax, knit, or peruse through pattern books while sipping on a cup of tea. I need a logo that will somehow capture this spirit for the shop both online/offline. I plan to use social networking as a primary vehicle to draw traffic to my website (and eventually to my physical shop) so I need something that will create a brand image for my company.
SOME THOUGHTS & IDEAS, BUT NOT REQUIREMENTS:
Irene - means peace, and I also considered a dove carrying a beautiful ball of yarn as a possibility, but not a definite requirement. Other ideas are to use a lacy, victorian type them that would reflect the soothing effect of knitting while enjoying a cup of tea. Eneri is a play on my name (Irene backwards). I'm not sure if the 'ri' can be used at all to highlight the Rhode Island connection, but it's just a thought.
Knitters and Crocheters -- usually, but not exclusive to, women (middle/upper class). Fashionista -- sophisticated shopper with interest in style/new trends. Target population is 40-59, as well as a growing population of younger knitters in highschool/college)
I need to be able to have a logo that can be used for a variety of purposes (i.e. business cards, promotional materials, website, etc.)
The files I will require are:
Print file format (for business cards, stationary, brochures, etc.)
Web file format - .jpg and layered .psd (RGB)
Logo should have a soft, feminine and artistic flair, and capture some of the colors which are found today in many hand-painted yarns. I want this logo to portray a soothing energy that attracts those who appreciate color and design. I really want the name Eneri Knits to look artistic with swirls. I would like to also have a combination of soothing colors which might be found in hand painted yarns.
Feel free to experiment with colors from the following families:
The following websites feature design logos that I like:
Please do not use any stock images or clip art in the logo.