I'm pretty sure I want the focus to be on MUSE (could be all caps, could be all lowercase), with clinical as the byline. That said, I'm open to a great logo in whatever form it takes!
We're a small company and we're looking for simple branding to be used on our business cards and website so we can find/create more business as we try to network more. We prefer clean, simple logos. We love color. We're young(ish) and we believe we offer a fresh approach in the services we offer, and we want to convey that in our logo. We want professional and clean but not stuffy. Fairly sure we want something with bold, solid coloring (no variegation) that can easily be placed on business cards and other media. I've created a pinterest board where you can see some logos that I like: https://www.pinterest.com/jessloring/brand-me/
On a side note, although we do this work to pay the bills, we're also yoga teachers, dog lovers, sci fi nerds and artists, so it wouldn't be crazy to sneak anything like that into the logo for a little fun. We find our muse elsewhere, so our company name in itself is a little tongue-in-cheek.
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UPDATE: Please read! I would like to stay away from "M" as the icon and also try to move away from the science-type icons as well. Although we have "clinical" in our name, because we work in the clinical research industry, we are not in the lab and we don't practice medicine. I'd love to see more abstract or artsy icons for the logo as well. Prefer the logos with sans serif fonts. Thanks!