with 1 day left: We don't want any references to the movie world. We don't want play buttons, because we don't show movies. We want symbols that show what the site does - exchanging or collecting information, finding connections. We want something that shows a sense of growth and accumulation.
We have eliminated a lot of designs - what's left are ones that show promise.
We are the guys behind http://movi.ca, a young startup intent on shaking up the movie-site status-quo. Our team is experienced in Internet product design, monitization and hard-core data mining. We believe that users should get something back from the movie ratings and reviews that they make and from sharing their social connections. If people are willing to share information, we should make it useful for them, not just for us. That's why we created Movi.ca.
Movi.ca is a website that allows movie buffs to catalog the movies they've seen, share them with friends and get back interesting and useful data about their own and their friends' preferences.
Movi.ca is designed to be fast, easy, and social, with "game dynamics" to make adding movies fun. The more a user rates movies, the more connections they discover. This will also help us and their friends make better recommendations that they should watch.
A typical user will join movi.ca after having rated 50 to 100 movies - each with a single click. As they rate movies, they win awards - like "3 part III's" when they have seen three movies with part three in the name. They also discover connections - for example a user may be surprised to find out the actor that they've seen most is William Shatner.
English speaking movie buffs, 16 years of age and older. Mostly male. They care about collecting more than the average person. They are active on the Internet. They most likely have a facebook profile and/or a netflix account. They might listen to movie podcasts. They might read movie review sites, including rotten tomatoes and IMDB.
They are not just casual movie-watchers - they're the type of person who knows who directed the movie they're watching, and watches several movies a week.
We need a logo. It should embody the spirit of an Internet startup shaking up the movie status quo. It doesn't need to be traditional, but it should have "Movi.ca" in it. People should understand that this is a fun movie website when they see it. But please don't use cheezy popcorn/film reel stock art. We are looking for something colorful, and distinctive.
Please try out the site / look at the screenshots to get an understanding of how it works.
You don't need to follow the visual style already present on the site, and you can choose your own colors, capitalization, etc.
We would like a logo that can be used at the top of the page, which would be wider than it is tall.
Technically we would like a vector image as well as a png.
We will use this logo as the basis for our Visual Identity and web design. We hope this job can be the start of a fruitful relationship between us and a talented designer.