Dear designer, thank you for participating in this contest! After years of working in and learning about the nonprofit world as well as the IT / online industry, I am excited to finally bring my own idea to life by launching my startup. The logo is an important part of this journey and I appreciate the work and thought you are putting into it!
A couple of notes on the design:
- the name: My preference so far has been to write the name simply as orgfinder, as that is also going to be the domain and I like the consistency of writing the brand name as it appears in the domain. However, I am not 100% set on it, so if you want to play around with variations (splitting it into the elements org and finder, or capitalizing some or all (such as ORGfinder) ), please feel free. I am very much not a designer myself, so I trust your creative process and am open to being surprised by your ideas :)
- look & feel of the brand: This may already have come across in my briefing, but the idea is for the app & platform to offer the user a clean interface that is pleasant and easy to use, so it would be great if that was also reflected in the logo (so nothing too elaborate or extravagant, etc). Lastly, even though a lot of the issues I want to address with this platform are serious, I still want the brand to carry a certain warmth, lightness and optimism!
Thanks in advance, and very much looking forward to your design!