-The domain name is Groundswell.in
-I would like the word "Groundswell" to make the bulk of the logo, and to have .in beneath it. I would like the ".In" to be much smaller, and (I suspect) to sit beneath the primary word.
-Find a way to form the word "Independent" or "independent" from the .in domain name suffix, such that the suffix is one shade, but the entire word is clearly understood
-I am not sure yet whether I would like the final company name word, "promotion" to be displayed on the logo. Let's see :)
-It needs to look clean and professional, but don't make it look like it belongs to a bank or a financial product. We are in a creative industry, so the logo should be visual art.
-Some sort of industrial style, perhaps using the old WPA style, or a clockwork motif, or something other related to industry. I want to give the impression of a solid foundation and of progress and construction
-A design where the logo appears to be forged from molten steel or rock. Something that evokes the effort, heat, sweat, smell and look of a forge
This project is dear to my heart, so I will be following the process closely. Please take creative license and get into it. I will be.
Finally, thank you all for your time and effort!