I need a compelling logo, business card and letterhead design for my consulting company. I am currently a sole proprietor so provide a personal hands-on service.
Other companies in this sector are very stuffy, traditional and corporate, everything I am not.
I'm looking for something clean and minimal that exudes confidence, balancing a young, modern and fresh look whilst remaining professional and respectable.
Bare in mind that most of the people I will be giving my business cards to need to get the impression that my consultancy fees are a good use of taxpayers' money.
I prefer sans-serif fonts and I'm not a fan of Web 2.0 style gradients.
"Ltd" or "Limited" does not have to appear in the logo but should appear in the full company name. You may use all lowercase in the logo if you want to play off the symmetry of "db".
My favourite colour is blue, but I don't just want to see lots of boring blue ideas, I'd like to see some other colours mixed up with it eg. blue/green/grey or maybe blue/orange/white. Or you could avoid blue entirely.
I think red is too bold a colour for my company and I don't think large areas of black are going to look good either.