I have a three-person consulting company named "conway strategic" (conway is my last name) that works on progressive political issues such as women's rights and gay rights. My company is known for high quality communications and advocacy messaging for non profits; we also are fairly savvy regarding technology. We want to communicate that we are confident yet notoverbearing or egotistical; gender neutral; and we care about the non-profits we serve.
I need a logo that I can use on my website, business cards, letterhead, etc. It also should be translatable to some avatars/social media pictures (i.e. twitter or Facebook identity).
I prefer clean, simple, and web 2.0 -type designs. I am very modern and forward thinking, also would like the feel not at all formal or stuffy. I work in Washington DC which is incredibly stuffy so I work hard to set my company apart.
I almost always use spare white backgrounds in my collateral materials. I love orange and grey on white backgrounds but I am open.
Please provide a black and white version as well so I can see how that would look.
You can look at my new website at http://www.conwaystrategic.com to get an idea of how minimal i like things.