This project would have been for a full image/stationery/business card package except this site's guidelines appear to prohibit all of that in a single contest. But keep it in mind as you design our logo; we'll want to carry the design forward very quickly in a phase II for stationery and our web page.
We have a nice color laser and would like to print some stationery (not least because our Orlando office address is not fixed yet).
Deliverable: please provide the vector art plus jpg's in three sizes / resolutions for use in-office. Also a black and white version.
Please no cliche clip-art (scales of justice etc).
Colors: I like blues and greens, but feel free to be creative outside these colors. We will prefer a provider who can offer us a thoughtful color scheme that can be carried forward to our image package, website, and future materials we may develop.
I'm looking for a design that will cause folks who look at it to be thinking about us later that day.
I tend to subscribe to the theory that a business card should provoke a comment.
UPDATE: Here's a site with a large number of sample designs that may provide inspiration. Under no circumstances should you copy any design you find here. Link: http://www.scorpiondesign.com/Our_Portfolio.aspx
UPDATE 2: In general, I'm not a fan of the separate logo + firm name. I think that I'd prefer to see the visual elements tied together with the text. However I'm not ruling anything out - I will consider all designs unless otherwise explicitly stated.