I'm going to be starting a small business and I need a business logo created professionally. I have it mostly designed out with pictures and a sketch I drew on what it needs to look like in order to capture the market I'll be going after. I need someone who is good with illustrator and photoshop as I would like to have the logo look fairly realistic. The logo contains a shield, a cross, and a ribbon. I still need help with the text font for the name on the logo as well. I'm trying to find something with a little bit of style that fits the rest of the logo but is still quick and easy to read the company name. I'm thinking it will need to be created as a vector so I don't have any sizing issues down the road.
Ultimately, I'll be using the logo on prints for posters and shirts as well as on my website. I'm thinking that it will come down to the logo not looking deminsionally flat or cheap. So, I'm guessing there will probably be lighting and gradiants involved trying to give the shield a slight curve to it and making the ribbon flow over the shield look natural and realistic not just flat and plastered on top of it. I have some pictures I can send the artist so that we can get on the same page visually and from there let them take off with it. Turnaround time - the quicker the better and I have no problems with paying the fees for the work completed.