We would like to incorporate a snow lion into the logo, because they symbolize strength and auspiciousness. If that is too complex of an illustration, we're open to similar icons.
Target audience is IT administrators and Practice Managers in the healthcare field. Mostly males. Also physicians who are administrators within their practice.
The values that we wish to communicate are:
Strength, Stability, Vigor, Trustworthiness, Protection (for our clients - data is safe with us).
However, we wish to avoid an aggressive image.
Looking for a Kindly and Happy but Powerful Protective character - or at least powerful without being menacing.
We wish to avoid an overly complex image, and are thinking perhaps stylized clean, bold lines - something very clear.
Perhaps a modern take on the traditional Tibetan Buddhist Snow Lion images - moving them in line with something modern and clear like the MGM Lion image (not necessarily just a head though - but if it worked that would also be a possibility).
The Tibetan images attached are just examples of more classic snow lions