We are a full-service comprehensive financial planning and wealth management firm. By creating and implementing a prudently crafted, comprehensive financial strategy, we enable our client to devote more time and attention to what truly matters in life - their family, friends, personal interests, etc...
We are located in Folsom, CA. It's in the FOOTHILLS of the Sierra Mountains. The American River runs through Folsom also. And there is the American River Canyon. Perhaps google can pull up photos if someone wants to go with a mountain/foothills, or canyon/river look.
Also of interest would be something that reflects our unique investment philosophy. We believe in something called "Modern Portfolio Theory" and "Efficient Markets." Both of those can be wikipedia'd. Our philosophy is based on Nobel Prize winning economists research...most of them from the University of Chicago Business School (The Booth School). It's very much based on ACADEMIC research done at major universities and not research of wall street firms.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We work with all groups of people. Retirees, business owners/executives, widows, corporations, families of all ages. And compete in the San Francisco Bay Area too which is why a smart logo design is needed to compete on branding with better funded companies.
Be as creative as you want!! Some thoughts: play on our company name using the whole GG thing. I think designs can be divided into two distinct groupings. Those that focus on our location (foothills/mountains, bridge, oak trees, etc..) and those that focus on what we do, the services we provide, our investment philosophy. I've attached images. Sample images of Folsom bridge and Sierra foothills attached.
Very interested in logo that reflects our unique investment philosophy of academic and nobel prize winning research. I've attached a 22 page PDF from another company. Page 9 has a illustration that is often used by our company. It's four quadrants with an arrow pointing Northeast. I also had a lightbulb/globe idea to represent global investing and innovative research (light bulb).
Hopefully those are enough ideas...but please be as creative and bold as you want. The PMS of my old logo was 390C and 7469C and I like green colors like in restoration hardware catalog/store.
Lastly, our company slogan is "creating wealth and well-being." I don't know if that "fits" with the logos I'm asking for but if you think it does, go for it.