The design must be in Illustrator vector format (AI or EPS)
The design should include two variations: "JumpstartLab" and "RubyJumpstart"
The design must be "modular" to some extent. The workshops will all have custom titles, and the logo must work for each. So the official company name is "JumpstartLab", but the first workshop is "RubyJumpstart" as we'll be introducing the Ruby programming language. The "Jumpstart" has to be able to be recombined with these leading subject words. Other examples down the road are "RailsJumpstart" and "FacebookJumpstart". Only "RubyJumpstart" and "JumpstartLab" are required for this contest!
One concept I thought about is a jumping stick figure separating the "Jumpstart" from the "Lab". Then when the logo is remixed to "RubyJumpstart", the character could move to between "Ruby" and "Jumpstart". Maybe that's too cliche?
The logo needs to "work" in two color. Gradients, shadows, and multi-color variations would be awesome, but it needs to be able to reduce down for future uses on t-shirts and other lo-fidelity media.
Other random thoughts...don't let the "Lab" tempt you into some chemistry glassware -- this is computer programming, hah. I like simple, clean looks. Some kind of character/illustration would be pretty cool, something that's unique enough to get recognized on it's own would be amazing.
Thank you for reading!