I'm looking for a sharp, sleek, slightly playful, bold, authoritative, and powerful flat design with a pictorial mark. The pictorial mark could be either a wildcat or a foosball man/ball. I favor wildcat but would like to see both. Also for branding the Pictorial Mark should be strong enough to eventually stand alone.
I'd like the logo to be horizontal as to fit easily in a small website header. The example logos are a bit too playful, but they have a solid and heavy look to them with the flat design I desire.
Color: Use rich color to vivid bright color. Options: red, orange, blue, gray, black. Not all at once, but those are possibilities. Keep colors 2 hues or less in design. If there is gradient in the pictorial mark keep it very subtle.
Font: use something sans-serif for font. something that has a big footprint. Don't make the font sports oriented, make the font more high-end designer feel.
Attached is an example of a analytics dashboard we are inspired by for the desktop site. We are not bound by it's colors, just the web2.0 look as well as the flat design look.
Thanks! Excited to see your ideas!