I know that I'm asking for a bit more than a logo, but the quality in this section is much better (you guys are great!). I think I'm starting at a fair price, but if needed I'll extend the contest + increase prize.
I have attached a quick 'mock-up' I came up with using stock images. As you can see, I'm well versed in using stock photos so I'd appreciate something that is your own :)
Basically I'm looking for a Mad Scientist/Professor character (more Crazy/Funny than Crazy/Creepy) in front of a chalkboard with the name of the blog written on it- Professor Lead. In the background I'll leave it up to you, but would like something simple that resembles a mad scientist's lab.
I also need 6 social media icons that look like lab beakers (see mock-up). Needed are RSS feed, Twitter, Digg, Stumble Upon, del.icio.us, and Technorati. I've included an icon set image (attached) that has the look I'm going for, but with glasses as opposed to beakers. I know that this isn't the Icon section of 99designs, but I find the quality in the Logo section much better so I really appreciate you going out of the box a bit.
Thank you for giving my contest a shot. I think this is a great way to express some of your creativity, I'm definitely not looking for boring! I appreciate all of your time and hard work. If you have any questions please let me know.