See our current website at http://www.dutraenterprises.com. We want to remove "INCORPORATED". we would like something more modern and updated with more contemporary styles and font. We would like the logo to include at least two contrasting colors (preferably three). Deeply saturated colors preferred. No preference sans serif vs. serif at this point. Even though we deal with real estate, leasing and construction, please do not include a residential home (a house) in the logo, although a building might work. If there is an abstract way to include "D" for "Dutra", that would work.
This is how we are going to rate the designs during this first phase. Realize that early on, we probably won't rate anything 4 or 5 stars, until we have seen a substantial number of designs and can make a good decision.
(1*) - Thank You for your proposal but not what we're looking for.
(2*) - Nice idea concept but wrong direction.
(3*) - Please make some changes, we like your style.
(4*) - Excellent proposal, could be considered as a finalist.
(5*) - In the final round.
When we get to the final round, we will ask to see all designs in color, black and white, grayscale, and reverse (white over black). You don't need to provide those now, just know that we will ask for them.
UPDATE Feb 6, 2pm PST: We have decided on this color palette: http://design-seeds.com/home/entry/eroding-hues
If you have already submitted a design we like, we have commented asking you to please re-color. If you are a new designer, please note that we are interested in this palette.