This is a new podcast called Leaders Get Real (URL will be leadersgetreal.com). Description: stories of inspiration by people--and for people--leading with purpose, passion, courage and authenticity.
I'll be hosting an interview Podcast with:
...compelling insights from leading authors and
...real stories from AUTHENTIC leaders “in the trenches”
Ultimately this logo will be on my Leadership Coaching website (which I'm yet to build, and it would be great to find a designer through this process). Most of my clients are in the Silicon Valley/Tech. I want the nature of this logo and my site to capture paradox -- people think of authentic as "genuine"/real/trustworthy (which conjures images that are more natural, organic, woodgrain), but these are corporate leaders who must integrate authenticity with innovation, effectiveness, speed, high-impact (conjuring modern images with a cutting-edge, technology feel).
I do not have any imagery in mind. I am very open to image ideas. I liked the examples where an image or shape was incorporated into the text (RecreoViral & Neon Sheep). I also liked the Hart & Hound image where there was a visual "play" with dual images...perhaps the paradox I've described can be expressed with dual imagery or juxtaposed font styles to represent head & heart, results & relationship, action & reflection.
I also liked the Carrier films image in that--the bird represents "natural" & yet part of the image morphed into a pixelized/technology look.
I also loved the Art Director logo that had "paradox" to it -- a paint brush with a razor embedded in it (creativity integrated with "sharp ideas").
For imagery, perhaps there is something that suggests self-reflection, self-awareness or transparency...or...
the idea of being on a JOURNEY of authenticity--an upward path, growing and progressing to become the best or "highest" version of yourself...living into your strengths while being real about your weaknesses.
See updates on concept and style preferences in my Messages to all Designers:
- I do not prefer stylized "star people" graphics (see url for samples of what i don't prefer)
- See note in Mssgs to All Designers: about my desire for Leaders Get Real to read as a phrase--I don't want Leaders font size a lot larger than Get Real, such that Get Real is lost in the message.
The acronym LGR doesn't have as much meaning to me as the phrase Leaders Get Real, which i want to be prominent