I am a professional photographer from neighboring Serbia, and I am about to start a photo and video production company, but I need a logo. I've been hand-picking designers who's style I like the most, so I've decided to contact you directly and ask for help, if you are interested of course.
I hope task is easy and half of a job is done by me already (that's why I made price fixed), but I wan't someone experienced in design to finish it, since I respect everyone's profession, and I know that professional would do a job much better than me :)
Company's name is "QUADRO", which has many meanings - on latin "fourth", because I plan to integrate (one day) audio production and design services also. Quadro on Italian is "picture", and also "frame", which is more than association to a photography business. Also roman number "IV" are my initials.
-My idea is to have "hand drawn like" strokes (which symbolize artistic part of the company) which make a rectangle, inside which is IV.
-Quadro text I imagined as lower-caps, but that doesn't mean it should be that way - i just like lowercaps logos. Uppercaps text is OK also, whatever you find more pleasing. Font should in my opinion be without serifs, something easily readable, modern, and also a good balance between serious and playful because I'd like to represent creative thinking, but still serious dedication to projects (I hope you understand what I mean)
-Gradients I would pass, I would use logo as watermark on work, so I think if logo looses it's beauty without gradient, it's a problem.
-As for colors, I would like something vibrant, fresh - for example fresh green, fresh orange, but I'd skip blue - it kinda lacks "punch" for me, and doesn't draw much attention.
On this link you can find my sketch: [url removed, login to view]
Please try to look at it as like you need to redesign it, but keep the original idea in mind (nicer looking logo with strokes, nicer font, nicer proportions of logo vs text etc, you know what I mean)
If possible, I'd like couple of examples of color variations, black and white and negative.
I'd like work in .ai and jpeg format.
I hope you find the price OK for this kind of work, and I hope you'll help me make this logo professional and usable.
Hope to hear what you think soon!