Dave was a winner of my contest - a logo design for a hair care product. Working with him was easy, I felt that he really understood what I wanted my logo to be, and always created several versions of the logo during each step of the contest. He worked with me until my design was perfect and I was very happy with end result. He is a very competent, creative graphic designer.
How Paul Solitario started their logo design journey
Cerium Capital, LLC
I am a 49 year old investment banker that has started his own investment banking firm that specializes in helping technology and business services companies. Our services including helping business owners sell their company, buy other companies, and/or raise money for their own company. When a client hires us they are looking for us to get the highest price for sale of their business or they want us to help them grow the most by finding other companies to acquire or find money for them to finance their own growth.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Our clients are generally tech business owners where their company's have annual sales of between $5MM to $100MM per year. For the most part they are usually between 35 and 55 years old and the vast majority of them are male. In addition, we receive a lot of referrals from lawyers, accountants, bankers, consultants, former clients, and business associates.
Cerium is a chemical element with the symbol Ce and atomic number 58. It is also a soft, silvery, ductile metal and it was names after the dwarf planet Ceres. Cerium is the most abundant of the rare earth elements and it's commercial applications are numerous. A major technological application for Cerium(III) oxide is a catalytic converter for the reduction of CO emissions in the exhaust gases from motor vehicles. Another traditional use of cerium was in the alloy used for light flints for cigarette lighters.
If there is some way to incorporate the element's characteristics into the logo, that would be great--but it's not a requirement.
An important factor with the logo is that while it could be "teckie" it has to be subtle because we are often managing the largest transaction our client will do in his life so he's trusting us with an awful lot.
Please feel free to experiment with colors. Do not use any dollar or other currency symbols.