We wanted the name Skritter to reflect our product's writing focus but leave us room to have a furry/fuzzy mascot. As such, we chose to combine the words "Sanscrit" (ancient Asian script) with the word "critter." If you look at our website, the red blob sitting on our company name is our mascot, a Skritter!
As a company, we're three recent college grads: George, Nick, and Scott. We're all three best friends, we graduated from Oberlin college last year (2008) and immediately started this company with seed money from two foundations. We have all been living in the same apartment to save money this past year and we just launched the paid version of the site 6 weeks ago and so far our revenue numbers look great.
Up to this point, I (George) has been doing all the design work, but we've all known since the beginning that I would eventually need outside help because I'm not pro at designing.
This contest isn't going to be evaluated by our PR firm or included in a rebranding proposal bound for marketing. We're three guys in an apartment and we can implement your ideas quickly and without red tape. We like unorthodox designs and are considering doing a full page redesign soon, so if you can think of a great logo that doesn't fit our current page styling, by all means submit it, and we may contact you later for further help designing the site.