We are a new online financial aid service company in need of a fresh, clean vector logo. Logo needs to look very web 2.0, but also professional. Simplicity is a must. Nothing over the top.
I would like to see a logo that looks just as good as a simplified form (maybe just the A and something else) as it does in it's whole form with the name AidGate.
Most likely it would look better with capital A and G as above or all lowercase (aidgate). The 'Gate' part of it may or may not be helpful in creating the logo. If so, I don't want a huge, pearly obtrusive gate.
Here is an idea of the color scheme that the site will be based around: <<http://kuler.adobe.com/#themeID/47479>>You can possibly throw in a contrasting color that will make it stand out a little, but nothing over-the-top flashy.
Company tagline will be something like 'the gateway to all your financial aid knowledge'.. something along those lines. But do not include this with the logo-- I'm just looking for the logo.
The content on the site will be directed toward Financial Advisors as well as students and families.