We need a logo for a new website at [url removed, login to view] The website does not exist yet. The website will host a stock market contest. Context participants will develop quantitative algorithms to predict changes in stock prices. The term "quant" is a technical term in financial analysis and is short for quantitative analyst (see [url removed, login to view]). The "bench" component of the name refers to a workbench, essentially an environment where quants can work with the necessary tools and data. The participants will come from around the world and will have a wide variety of backgrounds (not just finance) The ideal logo conjures up ideas of financial analysis, the contest, cloud computing Restriction: do not use the greek letter alpha as part of the design Some guidance: Nothing too childish or goofy please. We are recruiting some sponsors for this contest and need the whole website to look professional. The ideal candidate has a "portfolio" of artwork to give us an idea of his/her level of experience / qualifications.
1) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Employer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No 3rd party components unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the employer on the site per the worker's Worker Legal Agreement).
Phase 1: 3-5 rough concepts / sketches from which we can select one for further development Phase 2: final logo delivered as GIF and EPS files in small / medium / large sizes