I really like sky and cobalt blues, greens, with some accents of white or silver and/or magenta or violet - I love jewel tones. However, I'm going to be looking for a website re-design and I can see me choosing some of these colors for the overall template, so the logo might be better if it stands out. I like some citrus/tangerine orange and lemon yellow, but I'm not much of a drab colors fan (no olive, mustard, most oranges, rust, etc.) I want the font to be a little bit playful (no bank site), but still clear and easy to read. No designs that are for young kids - stereotypical apples, ABCs, schoolhouses, pencils, buses-those don't interest me. I like the symbolism of lights for ideas if it can be unique and pretty enough at the same time. I also like interesting looking trees as a symbol of growing, but I am open to any symbol that might represent excitement, growth, creativity, or possibilities.
I will be looking for a web re-design and specific header and other page graphics after this contest ends. I love language, but I am completely at a loss with graphics. I know what I like, but I might like something that I can't describe or predict at this point, so I welcome some surprises. I want a logo that will help me look professional and build my brand as a leader and potential consultant in education (but I want a bit of memorable, fun, quirkiness to it - that's a gifted education vibe - appropriate, but a little unexpected). Feel free to save me from myself to keep my logo from being dated or predictable. Thank you!