Springhaus Software will be my outlet for creative expression. I'm a frustrated coder by day that works a 9-5 job and have lots of ideas for cool new web applications, iPhone and Android apps. Since I don't get to act on those in my day job, I've formed Springhaus Software to give me a brand name to develop these applications under. I'd love to make a bit of a profit from these as I do and potentially abandon my 9-5 job at some point. Some of the app ideas that I've considered include location-based services, a Facebook app for polling friends opinions, and a social networking site that tries to bring together those excited about growing and trading food locally. Many of these will require future logos for those products so I look forward to posting future work to 99designs.
Although, Springhaus Software is currently a shop of one, I look forward to bringing on like-minded software developers/entrepreneurs in the future, so I really need a logo that will stick with people. It should be iconic (think Apple's logo) and portray the idea that Springhaus Software is a fountain for new and cool applications in a variety of content areas. Ideas "spring forth" from our creative genius.
First and foremost, the Springhaus Software logo will be featured on other products and websites that Springhaus Software creates - so the audience will be consumers interested in using our created applications. The first application that I will tackle will be a Facebook app for polling friends opinions, so Facebook users will likely be the first potential viewers of the Springhaus Software logo. We'll be the company behind this and other web/mobile applications.
I need a logo that is somewhat iconic and can be used in the footer/credits for applications that Springhaus Software creates.
The logo should render well both large and small - I will need to use it as a favorite icon for websites and still want its elements to be distinguishable when viewed in the browser's address bar or bookmarks.
I'm not tied to any particular colors. Bright, "fresh", spring like colors might make sense owing to having Spring in the name - lighter shade of blue, green, orange .. not tied to having any or all of these but I'm interested in seeing what you, the designer, wants to do.
The logo should invoke the sentiment of bringing fresh ideas/applications to the marketplace and to problem-solving.
Keep in mind the meaning of springhouse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springhouse), so feel free to use water elements in the design.
The files we will require are:
Print file format - .ai (CMYK)
Web file format - .jpg and layered .psd (RGB)
Please do not use any stock images or clip art in the logo.