I am looking for a designer to help create a logo based on my company name (OpenGate Properties). I am looking for a minimalist design for the logo that exudes professionalism, sophistication, and a company that is well established.
The company name is “OpenGate Properties”. One suggestion that I have for the logo is to have a simple design that incorporates an open gate with real estate in some way, or something that makes sense for the company. However I do not want just a plain basic gate that is open with a house in the middle. I’d like the image to be more abstract so you can tell what it is but it still doesn’t look like a basic gate. Please be creative on this part as I am open to anything you guys can come up with that makes sense the company. There doesn’t need to be a house in the logo either just because it’s a real estate company. The image just needs to “fit” with the company, if that makes sense.
PLEASE DO NOT USE STANDARD CLIP ART/STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY/ IMAGES THAT ARE GENERIC, LIKE MANY REAL ESTATE LOGOS OUT THERE. THOSE DESIGNS WITH A COLORFUL, A-FRAME HOUSE WITH THE BUSINESS NAME UNDERNEATH ARE NOT WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR AND WILL BE ELIMINATED. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT I AM REFERRING TO PLEASE ASK.
I am leaning towards an abstract image that conveys an open gate in some unique way, or another symbol that works for this company and fits in with the real estate motif.
LOGO EXAMPLES I LIKE:
I would like the design to be as minimalistic, professional, and sophisticated as possible. Below are descriptions of the logos I like (photos are attached):
• Yellow House - I attached an image of a yellow house outline and I’d like the logo to have these clean, simplistic lines as much as possible. I like how the logo is incredibly simple and describes their company (the company for that logo was AA Investments, and the house symbol kind of has two A’s in the design)
• Infinity Symbol - I also attached an image of an infinity symbol that I really like. This design looks very sophisticated and simple. I also like the large spacing and font of the business name. Designs like these are my target as they look very professional and minimal.
• OmniDynamics – Again I like this one because its incredibly simple however portrays the company as an established business/professional organization
I would like to have the text "OPENGATE PROPERTIES" underneath the logo with a little spacing. I am unsure if having a single line or two lines (with "opengate" on top and "properties" on bottom) will look better. However you think will look good and we can edit if necessary.
For color, I am not set on this, however I like the Grey background with the lighter gray image. I do not want a lot of colors in the logo as I believe it makes it look less prestigious. I would say muted colors, nothing too bright. Color variation is okay to, if the color fades from darker to lighter (like in the Infinity logo).
• I would like to have the file in both Raster (.PSD) and Vector (.AI) formats if possible. Not sure which one will allow me to add the logo on a business card design file.
• PPI needs to be 1200+.
• Color Mode: CMYK
• I will eventually upload this image to a site like Vistaprint (to print business cards), so I would like the file to be able to just be uploaded to their site if possible
• Image needs to be able to be added to a business card image from another file. I want to be able to copy and paste it onto the new file. I’m not too sure on the process but I will eventually be putting this logo on a business card, and I know there needs to be layers in order to place this onto another design (business card).
• Need to be able to change the color of the logo. Again not sure how that works but just need the option if I decide to go with a different colored business card background.
I will give feedback twice per day, once in the morning (around 7AM Pacific Standard Time) and once at night (around 8PM Pacific Standard Time). I will respond to all questions/comments.