There are some beautiful designs on this site, and we're excited to see what you can come up with. We have some basic requirements, but you guys and girls are the experts so everything we provide is meant as a rough guideline only.
We think we'd like a logo with both our company name and some type of image each of which can stand alone and be identifiable.
Our old logo was just our name in a font named Bauer. We do like the font quite a bit so it wouldn't be a bad thing if the final design included that font or a similar looking one. I'll attach a sample of it as well. Once again not a requirement just an idea.
It'd be nice to have a couple colors or gradients. Maybe a solid color on the company text and colors on the image. We'd like it to look like a professional software company logo. If anything err on the side of fun rather than stuffy. Also we've always used shades of blue so that would probably score a few bonus points.
As for things not to do, we're not big fans of animals being included in the logo. Also probably not overly 3-D, but once again you guys are the professionals so if you have a design you think we'll like, go for it.
Finally as for format we'd like a vector format such as Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft's Expression. Please do not use any stock images or clip art in the logo. Thanks and good luck!