I need a new logo & identity for my company.I am a personal coach and trainer in communications and sales-skills. I help with personal and professional growth, for individuals and for companies. I want to have a logo and business card that capture attention and stand out. I will use the logo in on my new website and on different kinds of merchandising (see attached files). Please use my old website http://www.divera.nl and my new website http://www.divera.nl/new as inspiration.
I want to incorporate the lotus flower in the logo design, for that has been my trademark since the beginning of my company (see attached files and mentioned websites).
The following text is published on my website:
Divera van der Elst is the founder of Divera.nl and she strongly believes that it’s always possible to grow, no matter what the situation. The logo of Divera.nl is the lotus flower. The lotus grows in the mud, the deeper and thicker the mud, the more beautiful the flower blooms. So even if circumstances seem unfavorable, there is nothing to keep you from reaching your full potential. Take the lotus flower as an example.
About the logo:
I added a few examples of logo's that I like. I also very much appreciate the use of negative space in a clever way. Maybe it's a nice idea to incorporate the letter D. in the logo.
I want to be able to use just the logo (without my company name and the subtitle) but keeping it recognizable.
I would like the colors to be similar to what I have been using (black, white, grey and a turquoise), but feel free to show me examples in a color which you think will work as well or maybe even better. I would like to see a different font for the title and the subtitle.
Titel is the company name: Divera.nl Coaching, Training & Advies
Subtitle: Voor persoonlijke en professionele groei (translation: for personal and professional growth).
About the business card:
I would like to see my slogan "Groei is altijd mogelijk" (translation: "It's always possible to grow") somewhere added to my business card.
Placement of the items on the business card is in the hand of the designer.
Name, company name, address, visiting address, fixed telephone number, mobile telephone number, email address, website, subtitle 'groei is altijd mogelijk'
Finally: I want to promote the fact I'm bilingual, all coaching and training can be done in Dutch and English. I would appreciate your help in finding a way to show that on the business card in a original way, without it drawing to much attention / away from my logo and name.
It all needs to be Windows and Mac compatible.
In the future I might request a letterhead, a powerpoint template, different seasonal banners for my website and christmas card designs, but for now the three items mentioned before are enough.
I'm looking forward to see your designs!
Divera van der Elst