NOTE ADDED 9/14/15: Just wanted to let all designers know that I got called out of town through tomorrow night (right around the deadline for submitting designs). Sorry that I won't be able to provide much feedback between now and then. I should have a couple hours tomorrow (Tuesday) during which, I can get online and provide some feedback. I will make every effort to identify finalists as quickly as possible after the deadline (hopefully within a day or two). Thanks for the many great designs!
NOTE ADDED 9/13/15: First off, I'd like to give a hearty "THANKS" to all of the designers who are participating! I'm overwhelmed at the talent and creativity that you folks are displaying. I'm trying to keep up and provide useful feedback. You folks have come up with so many great ideas that I'm having a hard time keeping up. Thanks again!
I would like the logo to be clean, simple, and modern, with a limited number of colors (maybe 3 or 4) which would be well suited to embroidering on shirts for the guys in my crew to wear while working in people's (usually very nice) homes. I'll uploads some previous attempts at logos--but I really ended up not liking any of them very much. Please don't be limited by the ideas represented in the images I upload--I can do technical stuff but I need to rely on your creative ideas! I like the idea of a bold, custom font--which would be unique to our logo (i.e. an integral part of the logo--rather than an add-on to some other primary logo image (very much UNlike the designs in a couple of the images that I uploaded for you. I don't feel the need to have a whole "lighthouse" in the logo. If we can keep it simple, that could be fine; however, I'd also be OK with either just having an image sort of depicting just the "lantern room" (i.e. the top part of a lighthouse) with some "rays" emanating from it (or we also tried "echelons" like in a WiFi signal strength indicator)--or with not having anything resembling a lighthouse in the logo. The term LightHouse is sort of a play on words--since we quite often install smart LIGHTing systems into people's HOUSEs. It also has a bit more obscure reference to the fact that we try to simplify and "shed light on" the otherwise complicated and confusing world of home automation gadgetry. And, lastly, we try to be a "light" in this world by operating with great integrity--and a huge part of why I started this company is to mentor some young guys and to teach them a skill and to be a "light" in their world. What else would you like to know?